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American Academy in Rome records, 1855- 2012

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It was obvious that before they came to the Archives of American Art the records had been rearranged more than once, and in such a way that materials from many different departments had been intermingled. In keeping with archival theory and practice, the records were organized to reflect the structure and operation of the institution that created the records, making them more understandable and accessible to a wide variety of researchers.

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Series 1: Predecessor Institutions , 1894-1913
0.88 Linear feet
Box 1; reels 5749-5750

This series is organized into two subseries.
  • 1.1: American School of Architecture in Rome, 1894-1898
  • 1.2: American School of Classical Studies in Rome, 1895-1913
1.1: American School of Architecture in Rome, 1855-circa 1981 , bulk 1894-1946
The idea for a school for American artists in Europe was discussed by a group of architects, painters, and sculptors who met in Chicago while collaborating on the fine arts section of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Its most enthusiastic proponent was architect Charles F. McKim who worked tirelessly to make the concept a reality. He was its main administrator, and often kept the school afloat financially with infusions of cash from his personal account. In 1897 it was decided to reorganize as an academy, and the American School of Architecture in Rome was legally dissolved and replaced by the American Academy in Rome.
This subseries include records of the school's managing committee, correspondence, financial records, and printed matter. Among the managing committee's records are notes and correspondence relative to the founding of the institution; minute books which include a semi-annual report of the executive committee managing committee, copies of printed competition announcements, and an engrossed copy with a transcription of dissolution documents; and legal documents including records concerning the school's dissolution in 1898 prior to being reorganized as the American Academy in Rome, an 1895 certificate of the secretary to the bank, and the 1895 lease for the Villa Aurora. Correspondence is mostly that of Charles F. McKim (Vice President 1894-1895 and President 1895-1896) who handled administrative matters. Capital Stock Certificates, 1895, include an "Original Issues of Shares" list.
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Managing Committee
Organizational Meeting and Related Correspondence, undated, [1894]-1895
1
1
Minute Books Vol. 1 (disbound), 1894-1897
1
2
Minute Books Vol. 2, 1895-1898
1
3
Reports, 1895
1
4
Legal Documents, 1895-1898
1
5
Correspondence, undated, 1894-1896
1
6-12
Financial Records
Capital Stock Certificates, 1895
1
13
Invoices and Receipts, 1895-1898
1
14
Printed Matter, Scholarship Competition Announcements, 1895-1896
1
15
1.2: American School of Classical Studies in Rome, 1895-1913
The extant records of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome consist mainly of printed matter and financial records that were transferred to the Secretary of the American Academy in Rome by the Columbia-Knickerbocker Trust Co., New York. Other records related to the early history of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome are located in the archives of the Archaelogical Institute of America, Boston.
This subseries includes records of the school's managing committee and of the committee on fellowships; publications; printed matter; and treasurers' records. The managing committee file consists of the preamble and proposed resolution concerning the school's merger with the American Academy in Rome. Annual reports of the medieval and renaissance studies committee includes extracts from the Bulletin of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America, fellowship applications, examination questions, and the proposed consolidation agreement. Treasurers' records include the files of Alex. Bell and Willard V. King. Bell's records are sparse and King's files, while more substantial than those that survive from Bell's tenure, are also incomplete.
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Managing Committee, 1911
1
16
Committee on Fellowships
Correspondence and Reports, 1900-1905
1
17
Fellowship Applications (A-Z), 1903-1907
1
18
Publications, Correspondence and Invoices re: Supplementary Papers of the Roman School, Volume I, 1904-1905
1
19
Printed Matter
General Information, undated, 1895-1898
1
20
Notice of the Annual Meeting, Managing Committee, 1911
1
21
Annual Reports of the Managing Committee and Director, 1901/02-1911/12
1
22
Annual Reports of the Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1909/10-1911/12
1
23
Fellowship Applications and Examination Questions, undated, 1895-1909
1
24
Prospectuses, 1909/10-1912/13
1
25
Proposed Consolidation Agreement, 1911
1
26
Treasurer's Records, Alex. Bell, Acting Treasurer, 1909-1910
1
27
Treasurer's Records, Willard V. King
Correspondence, 1910-1913
1
28-30
Banking Records, 1910-1913
1
31
Budgets, Financial Statements, 1909-1913, undated
1
32
Investments, 1910-1913
1
33
Invoices, 1910-1911
1
34
Receipts for Salaries and Expenses, 1909-1913
1
35

Series 2: Board of Trustees Records , 1897-1957, undated
15.25 Linear feet
Boxes 1-17, 35, 37; reels 5750-5777

From its earliest days, the American Academy in Rome has included architects, painters, and sculptors among its Trustees. After its merger with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, classical scholars and archaeologists were added.
Records maintained by the Board of Trustees are arranged into three subseries.
  • 2.1: Legal Documents, Minutes and Reports of Trustees, 1897-1946
  • 2.2: Board of Trustees Committee Minutes, 1905-1946, undated
  • 2.3: Records of Officers, 1897-1957, undated
2.1: Legal Documents, Minutes and Reports of Trustees, 1897-1946
Minutes and reports of the Board of Trustees, including those of its annual meetings, are carbon copies rather than the official minute books, and are incomplete. Reports of officers are also incomplete. Included here are reports of officers' and trustees' visits to Rome, as well as reports of the Director and Secretary in Rome submitted to the Board of Trustees. The 1913 Director's report includes reports of the Director of the School of Fine Arts, the Director of the School of Classical Studies, and the Librarian.
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Legal Documents, 1897-1926
  • By-Laws and Amendments
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Constitution and Amendments
1
36
Minutes, 1897-1947, 1957
1
37-38
Reports
President, 1898, 1909
1
39
Secretary, 1907
1
40
Treasurer, 1911-1934/35
1
41-43
Officers'/Trustees' Visits to Rome, 1908-1939
1
44
Director (Rome), 1908-1938; 1946
2
1
Secretary (Rome), 1940-1946
2
2
2.2: Board of Trustees Committees, 1905-1946, undated
Records of trustee committees consist of reports and/or minutes which are incomplete, with many committees represented by a single report.
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Building Committee Reports, 1912-1914
2
3
Carter Memorial Committee Report, 1917
2
4
Endowment Committee, Minutes, 1919-1922
2
5
Endowment Committee, Reports, undated, 1910-1921
2
6
Executive Committee, Minutes, 1905-1947
2
7-9
Executive Committee, Reports, 1909-1910
2
10
Executive Committee, Membership Lists, undated, 1920
2
11
Finance Committee, Minutes, undated, 1920-1947
2
12
Finance Committee, Reports, 1923-1946
2
13
Library Committee Reports, 1925-1946
2
14
McKim Memorial Committee Report, 1923
2
15
Nominating Committee, Reports and Membership Lists, 1915-1947
2
16
Committee on Publications, Report, 1915
2
17
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, Minutes, 1919-1946
2
18-19
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, Reports, undated, 1919-1945
2
20-21
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, Minutes, 1920-1941
2
22
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, Reports, 1938-1943
2
23
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, Jury on Classical Fellowships Report, 1941
2
24
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, School of Classical Studies Reports
Director, (see also 2.1: Reports, Director, 1913), 1917
2
25
Professor in Charge, 1920-1949
2
26
Annual Professor, 1913
2
27
Director of Summer Sessions, 1930-1937
2
28
Professor of Archaeology, 1915-1944
2
29
Curator of the Museum, 1920-1941
2
30
Editor, 1929-1944
2
31
Librarian, (see also 2.1: Reports, Director, 1913), 1914-1946
2
32-33
Committee on the Welfare of Women Students, 1939
2
34
Committee on the School of Fine Arts
Minutes, undated, 1917
2
35
Reports, undated, 1909-1945
2
36
Special Committee on the Plan and Expense of a Department of Music in the School of Fine Arts Reports, 1921
2
37
Fine Arts Program, Triptych Project with the Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy, Inc., Reports, 1942-1944
2
38
School of Fine Arts Reports, Director (see also 2.1: Reports, Director, 1913), 1912-1918
2
39
School of Fine Arts Reports, Professor in Charge, 1926-1935
2
40
School of Fine Arts Reports, Associate in Charge, 1939
2
41
School of Fine Arts Reports, Annual Professor, 1926
2
42
School of Fine Arts Reports, Professor in Charge of the Department of Musical Composition, 1922-1938
2
43
Committee of Twelve and Subcommittee of Five, Minutes, 1927
2
44
Special Committee on Villa Aurelia, Report, 1945
2
45
2.3: Records of Officers, 1897-1957, undated
This subseries documents the records of the academy's officers and consists mainly of correspondence files and reports, with large numbers of transcriptions and carbon copies. Overall, the files of president Mead, secretaries Millet and La Farge, and treasurer Boring are the most complete; files of other individuals, the vice presidents in particular, are often quite sparse.
2.3.1: Presidents, 1898-1957, undated
Presidents' records measure 4 linear feet and contain the files of presidents Charles F. McKim (reels 5752-5753), William R. Mead (reels 5753-5757), Charles A. Platt (reel 5757), John Russell Pope (reel 5757-5758), and James Kellum Smith (reels 5758-5760). Files of McKim and Mead are the most complete, though their volume (0.5 linear feet and 2.0 linear feet, respectively) are less than might be expected for the ten years represented.
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Charles F. McKim
General Correspondence, undated, 1898-1909
3
1
Abbott, Samuel A.B. (Director, Rome), 1898-1903
3
2
Barney, Charles T. (Treasurer), 1905-1906
3
3
Blashfield, Edwin H. (Trustee), 1899-1907
(includes letters concerning mural painting, incorporation, and the importance of establishing a library)
3
4
Breck, George W. (Director, Rome), 1904-1905
3
5
Clay, George S. (Legal Counsel), 1897-1901
(regarding legal matters, incorporation, and Endowment Fund subscriptions)
3
6
Ely, Theodore N. (Vice President), 1900-1905
(administrative matters, mainly incorporation and Endowment Fund subscriptions)
3
7
French, Daniel C. (Trustee), 1899-1905
(includes letter of endorsement intended for use in Academy pamphlet)
3
8
Incorporation of AAR and Endowment Fundraising, undated, 1900-1907
(includes 6 bar graphs stored in OV folder 35 charting the progress of the Endowment Fund, 1905)
3
9-11
Mead, William R. (Trustee), 1905
3
12
Millet, Frank D. (Secretary), undated, 1904-1906
3
13
Mowbray, H. Siddons (Secretary; Director, Rome), 1900-1905
(mainly concerning expenses)
3
14
Rockefeller, John D., Sr. (Trustee), 1905-1907
3
15
St. Gaudens, Augustus (Trustee), undated, 1899-1905
(includes letter of endorsement intended for use in Academy pamphlet)
3
16
Villa Aurora Lease, 1898-1902
3
17
Villa Mirafiore Purchase, 1903-1906
(includes letters outlining plans for renovations and staffing suggestions)
3
18
Walters, Henry (Trustee), undated, 1899-1906
(about purchase of Villa Mirafiore and Walters' subscription)
3
19
William R. Mead
General Correspondence, 1910-1928
3
20-23
Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1916-1922
3
24
Blashfield, Edwin H. (Trustee), 1911-1926
(includes letters concerning Academy directorship, Rinehart Scholarship, the modern trend in art)
3
25
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), undated, 1911-1928
3
26-28
Burnham Memorial Scholarship, 1914-1918
3
29
Carnegie Corporation/Foundation, 1909, 1917-1924
(regarding funding for the Department of Music)
3
30
Carter, Jesse Benedict (American School of Classical Studies in Rome; Director, Rome), 1911-1917
(includes letters mentioning ideas for administration after merging with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, reports on the new building and Janiculum improvements, fundraising activities, government use of Villa Mirafiore for war purposes, expenses, letters from Mrs. Carter following her husband's death)
3
31-34
Clark, Charles Upson (Director, School of Classical Studies), undated, 1914-1918
(correspondence about Clark's lecture tours and the unlikelihood of reappointment as Director of the School of Classical Studies; also, lecture announcements, reprints of book review, article by Clark, biographical sketch)
3
35
Consolidation Plan, 1911
(includes "A Suggestion concerning the organization of the American Academy in Rome" with an estimated budget; consolidation plan, July 17, 1911; and "Plan of the American Academy in Rome: Rules and Regulations submitted by the Plan and Scope Committee and passed by the Executive committee at its meeting, Sept. 25, 1911")
3
36
Crowninshield, Frederic (Director, Rome) and Mrs. Crowninshield, 1910-1911; 1918-1919
(administrative matters and resignation; engrossed copy of memorial resolution on the death of Crowninshield, 1918; letter to Mrs. Crowninshield)
3
37
Curtis, C. Densmore (Professor of Archaeology), 1923-1924
3
38
Ely, Theodore N. (Vice President), undated, 1911-1916
(includes Janiculum improvements, Ely Loan Fund, and fundraising)
4
1
Endowment, undated, 1909-1927
(includes lists of subscribers, Rockefeller Foundation correspondence, letters concerning the McKim memorial; correspondence with Charles D. Norton, and Endowment Committee chairman. For bar graph charting progress of endowment for fellowships, 1919 see OV folder 35)
4
2-4
Fairbanks, Frank P. (Professor in Charge, School of Fine Arts), undated, 1921-1926
4
5
Fellows, 1922-1926
(correspondence with fellows including request for permission to marry, letter of recommendation, and suggestions from a former fellow for improving the Academy)
4
6
French, Daniel C. (Trustee), 1911-1924
(regarding the appointment of Carter as director, finances, Morgan's contribution; letters about fellowship appointments)
4
7
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1920-1926
(mainly routine administrative matters; includes discussion of fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Department of Music)
4
8
Hendrickson, G.L. (Professor in Charge, School of Classical Studies), 1919
4
9
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), Wolfe, W.R. (Assistant Secretary) and Moses, Lionel (Assistant Secretary), undated, 1912-1926
(mainly routine administrative affairs; also, letters regarding appointment of Carter as director and his subsequent performance; discussions of vacation or home leave for fine arts fellows, the possibility of women fellows)
4
10
Lamond Fund, 1924-1928
(established by Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborne for the benefit of Major Lamond, with the principal to be applied to the landscape architecture fellowship)
4
11
Landscape Architecture, 1920-1923
(concerns establishing permanently funded fellowships)
4
12
Leavitt, Charles W., 1906-1909
(received by Meade in 1921; correspondence with Major and Mrs. Heyland about Villa Aurelia)
4
13
McClellan, George B. (Trustee), 1920-1926
(letters from Rome reporting observations on the administration of the Academy and the state of its physical plant, discussion of administrative and board matters)
4
14
McKim Memorial Fund/Column, undated, 1909-1924
(includes circular, lists of subscribers, correspondence with Albin Polasek about his bust of McKim)
4
15
Mellon, Edward P. (Acting Secretary), 1918-1922
4
16
Millet, Frank D. (Secretary) and Wolfe, W.R. (Assistant Secretary), undated, 1909-1912
(includes suggestions for fellowship competition, and reports on competition results, Endowment Fund review, Villa Aurelia, fundraising, report on visit of J. P. Morgan, Sr., discussion of new building and purchase of additional Janiculum properties, Carter's appointment as Director)
4
17-18
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Jr. (Trustee), undated, 1914-1920
(proposal to cancel debt if matched by contributions to endowment fund, with responses from various trustees)
4
19
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Sr. (Trustee), 1911-1913
(summary of Mead's and Trowbrige's interview with Morgan, agreement to advance funds to academy for construction)
4
20
Music Department, 1921
(concerning Carnegie Corporation funding)
4
21
New Building, 1914
(includes bird's eye view of Villa Aurelia and Janiculum property, estimate for cost of library decoration, list of fixtures to be installed, cost of furniture, plans of salon dining room with drawings of furniture)
4
22
Nominating Committee, 1914-1920
4
23
Norton, Charles D. (Trustee; Nominating, Executive and Endowment Committees), undated, 1914-1922
(includes engrossed copy of minute and resolution passed by the trustees upon Norton's death)
4
24-25
Parrish, Samuel L. (Donor), 1924
(correspondence concerning the desire of the Parrish Art Museum to fund a three year fellowship at the Academy for sculptors)
4
26
Pine, J. B. (Legal Counsel), 1910-1921
(discussion of title for the chief executive officer of the Academy, also resignation of Wilkins as executive secretary in Rome)
4
27
Richardson, William Symmes (Professor of Fine Arts), undated, 1923-1926
(regarding purchase of adjacent land and a planned bequest to the academy)
4
28
Rockefeller, John D., Jr./Rockefeller Foundation (Benefactor), 1922-1923, 1927
(about contribution to endowment fund and election as a founder)
4
29
Rotch Traveling Scholarship, 1913
(includes printed circular describing the program, general correspondence)
4
30
Schiff, Mortimer (Donor), 1923
4
31
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1911-1928
(news release announcing Stevens's appointment, frequent detailed correspondence about the affairs of the academy and activities of staff, fellows, finances, fundraising, progress of new building construction and plans for interior finishing and furnishings, exhibition plans, Carter's death, proposal for Academy sponsored Atelier in Rome)
4
32-37
Trowbridge, S. Breck (Chairman, Committee on the School of Fine Arts; Vice President), 1910-1926
5
1
Trustees, 1910-1927
(correspondence with individual trustees, usually of a routine nature; also includes subjects of great interest to particular trustees; a small number of letters are form letters addressed to the trustees in general)
5
2-4
Van Buren, A. W. (Librarian), 1915-1924
5
5
Villa Aurelia see also: Leavitt, Charles W., 1909-1915
(includes copy of will of Clara J. Heyland; correspondence regarding bequest, probable contesting of will by her brother and the resulting settlement; correspondence about furnishings with lists of fixtures, etc. For drawing of billiard table see OV folder 37)
5
6-7
Villa Aurelia--Additional Taxes, 1910-1913
(includes copy of settlement agreement with Jessup)
5
8
Villa Mirafiore, 1913
(regarding proposed rental for embassy use)
5
9
Walters, Henry (Trustee; Finance Committee), 1910-1924
(includes letters concerning his donation, academy finances, Villa Aurelia)
5
10
West, Andrew (Managing Committee, American School of Classical Studies in Rome; Trustee; Chairman, Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1911-1926
(includes letters concerning the consolidation agreement with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, appointment of Carter as Director, School of Classical Studies business, Endowment Fund campaign, Carter Memorial Fellowship)
5
11-12
Wilkins, H. Blakiston (Executive Secretary, Rome), 1919-1921
(routine business; dissatisfaction with title)
5
13
Charles Platt
General Correspondence, 1928-1933
5
14-15
Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1929-1931
(appointment to jury, request for representation in exhibition)
5
16
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), 1928-1933
(includes "Outline of the Situation as to Housing the Professor in Charge of the School of Classical Studies"; letter written by Boring while visiting Rome describes immediate problems (mainly domestic) at the academy; suggestion for board appointments)
5
17
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1929
5
18
Egbert, James C. (Committee on Nominations; Chairman, Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1929-1933
(includes detailed discussion about substituting the term "students" for "visiting students")
5
19
Fairbanks, Frank P. (Professor in Charge, School of Fine Arts), 1930-1932
(includes detailed discussions of fellows and their work)
5
20
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1928-1933
(general administrative correspondence; copies of letters from Rome; also, letters about 1928 and 1929 Collaborative Problems, recommendations for studio equipment, fellows)
5
21
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), 1931-1933
(includes discussion of rule against married fellows, finances, domestic problems among the fellows, closing of Atelier, changes in duration of fellowships, Mussolini's visit to the Academy, plans for reducing expenses, Italian income tax, exhibitions)
5
22
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), 1929-1931
5
23
Lamond, Felix (Professor of Music), 1929-1933
(plan to establish a small music colony in Europe for use of academy alumni, suggestions for Music Department improvements, voluntary salary reductions to ease the academy's financial situation)
5
24
Lord, Milton (Librarian), 1929-1930
5
25
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1928-1932
(includes discussion of administrative responsibilities of various staff, rule requiring that fellows be unmarried, housing needs of staff and students, collaborative problem, ideas for curriculum changes, question of women fellows, Stevens's upcoming departure, proposals for reducing expenses, fellows, offer of a museum collection, appointment of Hewlett as director)
5
26-28
Trustees, 1928-1933
(includes account of McClellan's visit to Rome and observations about personnel matters, nominations, Meeks' suggestions for a more demanding schedule for architectural fellows, impressions of fellows, report of visiting professor William A. Boring (1930), Pope's criticism of collaborative problem submissions, Mrs. Cresson's [daughter of Daniel Chester French] proposed bequest, and routine business of the board)
5
29
Van Buren, Albert W. (Curator of Museum; Editor; Professor of Archaeology), 1930
5
30
Wright, W. E. (Librarian), 1933
5
31
John Russell Pope
General Correspondence, undated, 1933-1937
5
32-33
Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1933-1937
(mainly form letters)
5
34
Aldrich, Chester H. (Director, Rome), 1935-1937
(news of activities in Rome and New York with passing references to the war and political conditions, evaluation of fellows and professors, finances and budget, Italian income tax, detailed account of fellow Bisbee's illness)
5
35-36
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), undated, 1933-1937
5
37
Fellowship in Architecture, 1935-1937
5
38
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1933-1937
(mainly routine business; includes letters about matters to be discussed by the board and committees)
6
1
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), undated, 1933-1935
(concerning finances, fellows and staff, comments regarding Hewlett's tenure as director, statement on modernism by J. R. Pope, King and Queen's visit to annual exhibition)
6
2-3
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), undated, 1933-1934
6
4
Lamond, Felix (Professor of Music), 1934-1935
(correspondence about fellows)
6
5
Schnacke, M. K. (Librarian), 1935
6
6
Trustees, undated, 1933-1937
(routine business; also, letters concerning nominations, Director Hewlett, and appointment of Aldrich as director, observations of the academy and its fellows by McClellan when visiting Rome, finances and investments, Lazarus Fellowship, exhibitions, Carnegie grant to library)
6
7-8
Walker, John III (Associate in Charge of the School of Fine Arts, Rome), 1936
6
9
James Kellum Smith
General Correspondence, undated, 1938-1957
6
10-11
Aldrich, Amey (Acting Director, Rome), 1941
6
12
Aldrich, Chester H. (Director, Rome), 1937-1941
(ideas and suggestions for improving the academy, activities of fellows and staff, reducing expenses, annual exhibition, suicide of librarian Schnacke, declaration of war and its effects on the academy, death of Aldrich)
6
13
Association of Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1938-1948
(mostly form letters)
6
14
Baldwin, Henry de Forest (Trustee; Legal Counsel), 1939-1945
(mainly requests for legal advice regarding the Finance Committee)
6
15
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1945-1946
6
16
Budget, 1939-1947
6
17
Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, 1940-1948
6
18
Committee in Charge of the American Academy in Rome Minutes, 1941
(minutes of meeting at which details of closing the academy were decided)
6
19
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, 1938-1954
(correspondence with Advisory Council; discussions of facilities for women students, passport problems, fellows; correspondence with individual committee members and with contributing colleges and universities; proposal for new periodical; post war planning and library)
6
20-21
Committee on the School of Fine Arts, 1938-1945
(public relations, alternate plans for Rome Prize during wartime, reconsideration of policies)
6
22
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1938-1943
6
23
Dinsmoor, William B. (Secretary; Second Vice President), 1938-1946
(about Smith's decision to return to the Air Force; thoughts on possible post-war annexation of libraries)
6
24
Ely Loan Fund, 1946-1947
(correspondence with recipient)
6
25
Fellowship in Architecture/Cash Prize in Architecture, 1938-1942
(includes thoughts on fellowship competition and its regulations, suggestions for jury members, and letters of recommendation)
6
26
Finance Committee, 1938-1953
6
27
Fraser, Leon (Treasurer), 1939-1944
6
28
Fulbright Bill, 1946
6
29
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1938-1945
(routine business; also, correspondence about fellowship juries and competitions, investments, and fellows)
6
30
Invitations, 1938-1947
(regarding sending delegates to inaugural and ceremonial functions)
6
31
James, Henry (Vice President; Acting President), 1945
(correspondence with State Department regarding acting director Morey and the Office of War Information's use of academy facilities, finances, James's resignation)
6
32
Lamond, Felix, (Professor of Music), 1939-1940
6
33
Library, 1943-1946
(includes correspondence regarding the of hiring a new librarian)
6
34
McClellan, George B. (Vice President), 1938-1939
6
35
Moore, Lamont (Assistant Director, Rome), 1948
(letter requesting Moore to see about maintenance of Mead's grave in the Rome Cemetery)
6
36
Morey, Charles R. (Acting Director, Rome), 1945-1949
(routine administrative matters; letters concerning finances, staff, and renting Villa Chiaraviglio for embassy use)
6
37
Nominating Committee, 1945-1947
6
38
Pratt, Richardson (Secretary), 1946-1947
6
39
Richardson, Ethel, 1947-1952
(concerns property adjoining American Academy in Rome [subsequently acquired in 1963])
6
40
Roberts, Laurance P. (Director, Rome), 1946-1957
(routine administrative matters; also includes conditions of appointment, reports on director's activities, fellows and staff, summer school, housing, Richardson villa, finances and budget, annual exhibitions)
6
41-42
Sowerby, Leo, 1946
6
43
State Department, 1941-1946
(mainly concerns efforts to transfer U.S. funds to academy during wartime)
6
44
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (former Director, Rome), 1947-1951
(includes copies of his recent articles and proposed bequest to academy)
6
45
Stuart, Meriwether (Executive Secretary Pro Tem), 1946; 1949
(includes proposal for 50th anniversary publication)
6
46
Trustees, undated, 1938-1957
(correspondence with individual trustees; includes observations on the method for selecting architectural fellows, burglaries at academy, appointment of acting director Morey, library, nominations and elections)
6
47-48
Vatican Payments, 1946
(thanks and repayment for funds advanced to academy staff during World War II when money could not be transferred from the U.S. to Italy)
6
49
Villa Aurelia, circa 1907
(received by Smith, 1940; notes and background information compiled by Charles W. Leavitt (via Mrs. Frank Miles Day))
6
50
Walker, John III (Associate in Charge, School of Fine Arts, Rome), 1939
6
51
Williams, Mary T. (Executive Secretary), 1947-1955
6
52
2.3.2: Vice Presidents, 1905-1943
A paucity of vice presidential records (reel 5760), a total of 31 items for three individuals - Theodore N. Ely, George B. McClellan, and Henry James - suggests that these items probably were attachments to others' letters that somehow became separated.
Description Container
Theodore N. Ely, Correspondence, 1905-1911
(concerning incorporation and Villa Mirafiore)
7
1
George B. McClellan, Correspondence, 1926-1938
(library, finances, reducing expenses, report of interview with director Hewlett, letters from director Aldrich with news of staff and fellows)
7
2
Henry James, Correspondence, 1945
(regarding acting director Dinsmoor's passport problems, State Department's request to lease academy housing for temporary use by embassy staff, contract for educational services to U.S. Army; letter from Director Morey detailing use of academy facilities and staff by U.S. Information Service, embassy and army)
7
3
2.3.3: Secretaries, 1898-1947, undated
Files of secretaries Frank D. Millet (1.9 linear feet, reels 5760-5763) and his successor C. Grant La Farge (2.0 linear feet, reels 5763-5766) contain no obvious gaps. Millet's files include scattered correspondence of assistant W. R. Wolfe; the content of La Farge's records shifts after 1919, with the advent of an executive secretary in the New York office who tended to the more routine administrative matters (see Series 3). La Farge's files include the correspondence of assistant secretaries W. R. Wolfe and Frank B. Rowell. Records of earlier and later secretaries, H. Siddons Mowbray (reel 5760), William B. Dinsmoor (reel 5766), and H. Richardson Pratt (reel 5766), are very sparse with only a few folders for Mowbray and Pratt and, in Dinsmoor's case, three items.
Description Container
H. Siddons Mowbray
Ballots and Proxies, 1879-1900
7
4
Correspondence, undated, 1898-1900
(includes letters about academy buildings, fellows, exhibitions,)
7
5
Invoices, (for engraving and printing), 1899-1903
7
6
Frank D. Millet
General Correspondence, undated, 1904-1912
7
7-8
American Institute of Architects, undated, 1905-1911
7
9
Barney, Charles T. (Treasurer), 1905-1909
7
10
Blashfield, Edwin H. (Trustee), 1904-1912
(mainly routine business; also, letters about library, fellows, relations between archaeologists and artists, endorsement of Millet for director)
7
11
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), 1909-1912
7
12
Breck, George W. (Director, Rome), 1905-1910
(includes descriptions of academy properties, possible acquisitions, inventory of Villa Mirafiore furnishings; letters summarizing activities of director, staff, and fellows; endowment fund, negotiations with J. P. Morgan, Sr., expenses, exhibitions, visitors, bibliography of prescribed reading for architects, appointment of director Crowninshield)
7
13-14
Burnham, Daniel H. (Trustee), undated, 1905-1911
(includes letters regarding Endowment Fund, resignation)
7
15
Carter, Jesse Benedict (Director, American School of Classical Studies in Rome), 1909-1912
7
16
Crowninshield, Frederic (Trustee; Director, Rome), undated, 1907-1911
(regarding visitors, fellows, endowment fund, bequest of Villa Aurelia, exhibitions, consolidation with American School of Classical Studies in Rome, Janiculum land purchases by J. P. Morgan, Sr.)
7
17
Day, Frank Miles (Trustee; Chairman, Executive Committee; Acting President), 1905-1912
7
18
Ely, Theodore N. (Vice President), undated, 1904-1912
(includes letters about endowment fund, Villa Mirafiore, executive committee business, Villa Aurelia)
7
19
Endowment, undated, 1905-1912
(mainly correspondence with and about individual and institutional subscribers to endowment fund and McKim column; also, letters of solicitation, lists of donors)
7
20-22
Fellowship in Architecture--Applicants, A-Z, 1910
(requests for general information; letters of application and recommendation)
7
23
Fellowship in Architecture--Competition, 1909-1911
(includes regulations and statements of competition problems; also, correspondence with jurors and participating schools of architecture)
7
24-26
Fellowship in Architecture--Recipients, 1907-1910
(correspondence with or about Harry E. Warren (1907), Ernest F. Lewis (1908) and Richard H. Smythe (1910))
7
27-29
Fellowship in Fine Arts, 1908
(notes and report of committee to nominate students for fellowships)
7
30
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Applicants, A-Z (painters), 1909-1910
(letters of application, correspondence with institutions supervising preliminary competition, and invitations to final competition)
7
31-32
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Painting Competition, 1909-1910
(includes committee reports and correspondence, correspondence with participating schools, preliminary and final problems, regulations)
7
33-34
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Paris Competition, 1911
(correspondence with Paris Society of Painters about conducting a Rome Prize competition in Paris)
7
35
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Recipients, 1907-1910
(correspondence with or about Barry Faulkner (1907), C.Y. Harvey (1907), Sherry E. Fry (1908), Frank P. Fairbanks (1909), Paul Manship (1909), Albin Polasek (1910), and Henry Lawrence Wolfe (1910))
7
36-42
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Sculpture Competition, 1906, 1909-1911
(includes letters of inquiry, correspondence with committee, letters of application, preliminary competition problems, correspondence with participating schools, invitations to final competition)
7
43-46
French, Daniel C. (Trustee), 1905-1912
7
47
Incorporation of American Academy in Rome, 1905
(includes correspondence with Congressmen, and copy of proposed Act S.7438)
8
1
Incorporation of American Academy in Rome--Celebratory Dinner, [March 25], 1905
(list of acceptances, correspondence A-Z, text of remarks by McKim)
8
2
Landi, Claude P. (Secretary, Rome), 1910
8
3
Laurie, Charles (Secretary, Rome), 1911-1912
(includes letters about fellow Lawrence Wolfe's disappearance, suggestions for financial management)
8
4
Life Membership Acknowledgments, A-Z, 1905
8
5
McKim, Charles F. (President), 1904-1909
(routine administrative correspondence; also, resolutions on the death of McKim, letter to his daughter)
8
6
Mead, William R. (Treasurer; President), undated, 1904-1912
(includes correspondence regarding endowment fund subscriptions, Villa Aurelia, "Memoranda of Mr. Mead's Visit to Rome," consolidation with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, fellows and staff, finances, J. P. Morgan, Sr., reports from Millet in Rome, Crowninshield's resignation, ideas about new director, Carter's and Stevens's roles and expectations, married students)
8
7-10
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Sr. (Trustee), 1906-1911
(includes letters about Villa Aurelia)
8
11
Mowbray, H. Siddons (Treasurer; Trustee; Director, Rome), 1904-1911
(includes letters about Villa Aurora)
8
12
Pine, John B. (Trustee; Legal Counsel), 1910-1912
(includes letters concerning revision of constitution and by-laws, appointment of Millet as director)
8
13
Shipment of Students' Work, 1903-1904
8
14
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1912
(includes discussion of titles, activities of staff and fellows, reducing expenses, Villa Aurelia)
8
15
Trustees, undated, 1904-1912
(routine business; also, correspondence with individual trustees includes discussion of endowment fund, appointment of director Crowninshield, fellows, competition regulations, students accepting commissions, Villa Aurelia, amendment of charter, consolidation with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome)
8
16-20
Villa Aurelia, 1909-1912
(correspondence concerning Heyland bequest, acceptance, settlement proposal, opinions on the suitability of Villa Aurelia as a home for the academy, legal advice, J. P. Morgan, Sr., financial statements, new building, alterations to Villa Aurelia)
8
21-27
Villa Aurelia--Will of Clara J. Heyland and Inventory of Furnishings, 1909-1910
8
28
Villa Mirafiore, 1904-1906, 1911
(correspondence concerning purchase [with 1916 cover letter to William R. Mead indicating that the file should be kept with the secretary's records])
8
29
Walters, Henry (Trustee; Finance Committee), 1904-1912
(includes correspondence regarding purchase of Villa Mirafiore, Endowment Fund subscription)
8
30
Wolfe, W. R. (Assistant Secretary), undated, 1909-1912
(letters summarizing daily activities and mail received during Millet's absence) (Note: File was filmed out of order and appears on film after Villa Aurelia)
8
31
C. Grant La Farge
General Correspondence, undated, 1912-1929
9
1-2
American School of Classical Studies in Rome, 1912
(regarding consolidation agreement)
9
3
Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1915-1919
(about recommendations for changes in competition regulations)
9
4
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), undated, 1912-1919
(mainly routine business; also, includes correspondence concerning Villa Aurelia construction loan from J. P, Morgan, Sr., letters about women competing for fellowships)
9
5
Carter, Jesse Benedict (Director, Rome), undated, 1912-1917
(includes letters concerning his title, Stevens's responsibilities, fellows, budget, finances, fundraising, academy properties, outbreak of World War I, housing for staff and students, enlistment of fellows, collaborative problem, director Carter's and Professor Clark's lecture tours, use of academy buildings for war purposes)
9
6-8
Carter, Jesse Benedict--Death, 1917-1918
(correspondence with Mrs. Carter, letters of condolence, account of his death, copy of will)
9
9
Carter, Jesse Benedict--Dinner, 1912
(guest lists and correspondence concerning arrangements for dinner in New York honoring the new director)
9
10
Clark, Charles Upson (Director, School of Classical Studies), undated, 1915-1918
(letters about his appointment, administrative matters, requests for leaves of absence to lecture)
9
11
Collaborative Problem, undated, 1912-1920
(summary of history, details concerning establishment and administration of the prize; collaborative problems, undated, 1916-1917)
9
12
Curtis, C. Densmore (Professor of Archaeology), 1918-1920
(includes proposal for excavation at Lanuvio, Italy, with program of work planned for 1919/20)
9
13
Customs Duty, 1918
(inventory of shipment of music scores, receipt, and insurance certificate)
9
14
Ely Loan Fund, 1915-1918
9
15
Ely, Theodore N. (Vice President), 1914-1916
(includes correspondence about war conditions in Italy)
9
16
Endowment, 1912-1931
9
17
Fairbanks, Frank P. (Professor of Fine Arts), 1912-1916
(mainly concerns exhibitions and shipments)
9
18
Fellows, 1912-1915
(correspondence with and about fellows, particularly Roy M. Peterson and Kenneth E. Carpenter, also, overpayments to students, proposed changes in regulations, extension of time)
9
19
Fellowship in Architecture--Applicants, A-Z, 1913-1915
(completed application forms, 1913; completed application forms for canceled Paris competition, 1914; completed application forms, correspondence with applicants and letters of recommendation, 1915)
9
20-24
Fellowship in Architecture--Competition, 1912-1913, 1915
(includes lists of participants, program of competition, invitations to final competition, and announcement of winners)
9
25-27
Fellowship in Architecture--Recipients, 1913-1915
(correspondence with or about recipients: Walter L. Ward, 1913; William J. Hough, 1914; and Philip T. Shutze, 1915)
9
28-30
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Applicants, A-Z, 1914
(completed application forms)
9
31
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Recipients, 1914, 1916-1917
(correspondence with or about recipients: C. Dinsmore Curtis, Eugene S. McCartney, and Horace W. Wright, 1914; John T. Rearson and Gilbert H. Taylor, 1916; Lily Ross Taylor, 1917)
9
32-34
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Applicants (painters), A-Z, 1912-1914
(completed application forms, including correspondence with applicants and letters of recommendation)
9
35-37
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Applicants (sculptors), A-Z, 1913
(completed application forms, including correspondence with applicants and letters of recommendation)
9
38
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Painting Competition, 1912-1915
(includes correspondence with cooperating institutions, administrative details, and program of competition)
9
39-42
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Paris Competition [1914 canceled], 1913-1914
(mainly correspondence with Edward P. Mellon planning the competition and announcing the results)
9
43
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Paris Competition [canceled]--Applicants, A-Z, 1914
9
44
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Recipients, 1912-1914, 1916
(correspondence with or about recipients: Henry Varnum Poor and Eugene F. Savage, 1912; Leo Friedlander, 1913; Harry I. Stickroth, 1914; Allyn Cox and C. Paul Jennewien, 1916)
9
45-48
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Sculpture Competition, 1912-1913
(includes list of cooperating institutions, administrative details, printed circular, and competition problem)
9
49-50
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, undated, 1915-1923
(correspondence concerning the establishment of fellowships and fundraising for permanent fellowships)
9
51
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Competition, 1914
(competition rules and procedures)
9
52
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture--Recipient, 1915
(receipt for fellowship awarded to Edward G. Lawson)
9
53
French, Daniel C. (Trustee), undated, 1912-1931
(includes letter about gift of F. D. Millet's art books and costumes to the academy, comments on sculptor fellows, "Study in Rome. Preliminary Information and Suggestions for Students in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome")
10
1
Frick, Henry C., 1905-1912
(regarding Endowment)
10
2
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1919
(waiver allowing Salvatore Lascari to be appointed a fellow despite being a married man)
10
3
Hendrickson, G. L. (Professor in Charge, School of Classical Studies), 1913-1919
10
4
Hewlett, J. Monroe (Director, Rome), 1933-1935
(includes comments on financial, educational, and social problems at the academy; also, letters about repairs to Manship fountain, and proposed gifts)
10
5
Italian Ambassador, 1917-1918
(condolences on the death of director Carter; correspondence concerning Professor Clark's lecture series undertaken on behalf of the Italian government)
10
6
Janiculum Improvements--Report on Construction Accounts with List of Exhibits A-Q, by Francis W. Kesley, 1915
10
7
Janiculum Improvements--Exhibits A-Q [C, E-H, J-K, and O missing], 1915
  • A - Contract and Estimates [in Italian]
  • B - Abstract of Main Contract [in English]
  • D - Supplementary Statement of Expenditures [attachment only]
  • I - Description of Architect's Plans for New Building, Villa Aurelia, Villa Chiaraviglio, and Villa Bellacci
  • L - Letters of Director Jesse B. Carter
  • L1 Relation of Contracts and Estimates to Ultimate Working Results in the Janiculum Improvement
  • L2 Physical Condition of Villa Aurelia at the Time of Taking Possession
  • L3 Physical Condition of Villa Chiaraviglio
  • L4 Physical Condition of Villa Bellacci
  • L5 Purchase of Water
  • L6 Jessup Loan
  • L7 Insurance on the Academy Property
  • L8 Bank Balance as of February 24, 1915
  • L9 Dismissal of Servant in Connection with Moving - Voucher 702
  • L10 Construction of Women's Building in Villa Aurelia
  • L11 Modification of Banking System in Rome, with Supplementary Letter
  • L12 Commission to Architect
  • L13 Value of Villa Mirafiore as an Asset
  • M - Letters of Gorham P. Stevens
  • M1 Galassi's fee
  • M2 Report on Recent Earthquake (effects of war on costs of extra work ordered; cost of lights installed)
  • M3 Earthquake Damage to Villa Aurelia
  • N - Letter of V. Ranieri (acknowledging receipt in full for payment of all claims, accompanied by final accounting)
  • P - Vouchers, Classified by Account, through Feb. 22, 1915
  • P1-5 Main Building
  • P6-8 Villa Aurelia
  • P9-11 Villa Chiaraviglio
  • P12-13 Villa Bellacci
  • P14-25 General
  • Q - Vouchers, Classified by Account, Feb. 23-March 13, 1915
  • Q1-3 Main Building
  • Q4 Villa Aurelia
  • Q5-7 Villa Chiaraviglio
  • Q10 General Office
10
8-12
Janiculum Plans and Pamphlets, undated, 1910 and 1912
(includes "Bird's Eye View of the Villa Aurelia and adjoining lands on the Janiculum Hill, Rome," plan of site and New Building, "Studio Legale dell' Avv. Gastone del Frate, Relazione Sopra la Villa Aurelia," and illustrated article about Villa Aurelia from The American Institute of Architects Quarterly Bulletin)
10
13
Thomas Spencer Jerome Trust, 1917-1918
10
14
Library, 1913
(list of donated periodicals)
10
15
McClellan, George B. (Trustee), 1913
(letter recounting his visit to the Academy in Rome)
10
16
Mead, William R. (President), 1912-1925
(includes letters concerning appointment of director Carter, revision of by-laws, endowment fund, Villa Aurelia, La Farge's ideas on the role of the secretary, Mead Fund to support a fellowship in architecture, women fellows, deaths of Carter and Trowbridge)
10
17
Mellon, Edward P. (Acting Secretary), undated, 1916-1919
10
18
Members of the Corporation, 1915-1917
(includes list of those who acknowledged receipt of membership certificates, correspondence regarding compiling an accurate list of all major contributors, confusion about titles for donors at various levels)
10
19
Millet, Frank D., Memorial Service and Endowed Chair of the Fine Arts, 1912
10
20
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Jr. (Trustee), 1913-1916
(correspondence, receipt, agreements regarding loan for Janiculum improvements)
10
21
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Sr. (Trustee), 1912-1913
(acceptance of Janiculum property adjoining Villa Aurelia, correspondence concerning construction loan)
10
22
Norton, Charles D. (Trustee), 1913-1923
(about endowment fund, titles for various categories of contributors; also, thank you letters)
10
23
Pine, John B. (Legal Counsel), 1912-1922
(includes correspondence about publicity, revision of by-laws, estate of Jessie B. Carter)
10
24
Publications-- Memoirs of The American Academy in Rome and Monographs, 1914-1920
(correspondence, reports, recommendations, agreement with Yale University Press)
10
25
Rockefeller Foundation, 1914
(correspondence concerning grant to academy)
10
26
Sanders, Henry (Acting Director, School of Classical Studies), 1915
(regarding his appointment,)
10
27
School of Classical Studies, 1914-1921
(includes historical sketch, letters about fellows, summer school)
10
28
Secretary of State, 1914
(correspondence regarding the academy in Rome, fellows, probable future war conditions and developments)
10
29
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome Director, School of Fine Arts Acting Director, 1919; 1917-1932, 1913-1917,, 1912-1932)
(includes correspondence about the death of Millet, appointment of director Carter, Stevens's new title, shipping of student work, exhibitions, Villa Mirafiore, married fellows, Rotch and Lazarus scholarships, finances, expenses, progress of Janiculum improvements, director Carter's death; list of all domestic help in Rome with their salaries, duties, and schedules outlined; problems with bursar, Charles Laurie, war work, Red Cross use of the Main Building as a hospital, Professor Clark's lecture tour for Italian government, summer school)
10
30-33
Trowbridge, Breck (Committee on the School of Fine Arts), undated, 1912-1925
(correspondence about endowment fund subscriptions, J. P. Morgan, Sr., exhibitions, gift of Julliard Fellowship)
10
34
Trustees, undated, 1911-1931
(correspondence with individual trustees, mainly regarding routine administrative matters; also, form letters and letters addressed to the trustees in general; includes problem with bursar, Charles Laurie; provisions for men who entered military service during their fellowship term)
10
35-36
United States Trust Company, 1913-1919
10
37
Van Buren, A. W. (Librarian), 1916-1917
10
38
Villa Aurelia, 1912-1915
(includes correspondence about construction progress on the New Building; improvements to Villa Aurelia; purchase of adjoining property with blueprint of Otis elevator stored in OV folder 37; loan agreement with J. P. Morgan, Sr., with Villa Mirafiore as collateral, and agreement for later increase in the amount of the loan; Heyland bequest, taxes)
10
39
Villa Doccia (Florence, Italy), 1920
(includes copy of Gorham P. Stevens' report to the board with photographs; blueprints of ground and first floor plans stored in OV folder 37)
10
40
Walters, Henry (Finance Committee), 1912-1932
(includes notice of meeting about Villa Mirafiore with floor plan and site drawings)
10
41
West, Andrew (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1915-1918
(includes correspondence concerning the Advisory Committee, Professors Clark and Curtis)
10
42
Wilkins, H. Blakiston (Executive Secretary, Rome), 1919-1921
(includes correspondence regarding purchase of adjacent property, need for Wilkins to reside on the premises, shipment of student work, condition of Villa Chiaraviglio, staffing changes)
10
43
William B. Dinsmoor, General Correspondence, 1944
(includes letters concerning passport difficulties, thanks to the Minister of Switzerland and the Swiss Legation in Italy for assistance to the Academy during World War II)
10
44
H. Richardson Pratt
General Correspondence, 1945
10
45
Finance Committee, 1945
10
46
James, Henry (First Vice President; Acting President; resignation), 1945
10
47
Publicity, 1946
(press release announcing appointment of Director Roberts)
10
48
Roberts, Laurance P. (Director, Rome), 1947
(brief summary of activities)
10
49
Vatican Payments, 1945
(concerns the academy's loan repayment)
10
50
2.3.4: Treasurers, 1904-1947, undated
The Treasurers' records are comprehensive only for William A. Boring (3.25 linear feet, reels 5766-5772), who held the position for nearly three decades. The correspondence and records of Arthur H. Crane, assistant treasurer, and Jerome D. Greene, acting treasurer, are interfiled with Boring's records. Records of other treasurers, William R. Mead (reel 5766), Leon Fraser (reel 5772), and Lindsay Bradford (reel 5772), are scant, measuring a folder or two each. Files of treasurer H. Siddons Mowbray can be found with his secretary's files.
Description Container
William R. Mead
General Correspondence, 1905-1910
(includes letters concerning endowment fund)
11
1
Breck, George W. (Director, Rome), 1904-1905
(includes correspondence about academy finances and expenses, and condition of property)
11
2
Financial Reports, Rome, 1905/06-1908/09
11
3
Invoices, 1905-1908
11
4
Millet, Frank D. (Secretary), undated, 1904-1910
(includes letters regarding the endowment fund)
11
5
Rinehart Scholarship, 1905
(includes correspondence with Rinehart scholarship committee chairman concerning expenses and arrangements for shipping Charles Keck's work)
11
6
William A. Boring
General Correspondence, undated, 1909-1936
(mainly routine administrative matters; also, includes correspondence about periodical subscriptions for library, correspondence with competition finalists and fellowship winners concerning reimbursement for expenses, endowment fund)
11
7-9
Letterpress Books, 1914-1918
(copies of outgoing letters, with an alphabetical index for each volume, vol. 1, Oct. 1914-June 1915; vol. 2, April 1916-July 1918)
11
10-11
Academy Properties, 1920-1921
(includes chart indicating cost and value of each property, size, present use, and annual upkeep costs; acquisition of adjoining properties, site plan)
11
12
Aldrich, Chester H. (Director, Rome), 1935-1937
(includes correspondence concerning Italian income tax, details of fellow Harold Bisbee's illness and return to the United States)
11
13
Audit Reports, 1910/11-1937/38
11
14-18
Banking, Banca Commerciale Italiana Trust Co., 1931-1933
11
19
Banking, United States Trust Co., 1928-1934
11
20-21
Breck, George W. (Director, Rome), 1909-1910
(mainly routine administrative matters; includes letter with diagram concerning adjoining property now for sale, construction of new studios)
11
22
Budget, 1914/15-1937/38
11
23-27
Carter, Jesse Benedict (Director, American School of Classical Studies, Rome; Director, Rome), 1911-1918
(includes correspondence regarding merger with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome and directorship of the new institution, funds transferred from the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, Janiculum construction; also, death of director Carter and settlement of his academy accounts)
12
1
College and University Annual Subscriptions, School of Classical Studies, 1914-1924
(includes list of contributing institutions)
12
2
Crowninshield, Frederic (Director, Rome), 1909-1910
(routine administrative matters; opinions of Villa Aurelia, including letter from Mrs. Crowninshield reporting opinions of Herriman, Burnham and others concerning Villa Aurelia's suitability)
12
3
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1921-1937
(financial statements and accounts)
12
4-13
Day, Frank Miles (Acting President), 1909-1910
(letters about his resignation, Villa Aurelia)
12
14
Donor Lists, 1914-1919
12
15
Eli Loan Fund, 1914-1915
12
16
Endowment, 1910-1938
(includes correspondence with donors, discussion of plans for fundraising, subscriptions from trustees, McKim column, lists of donors)
12
17
Endowment--Boston Committee, 1914-1932
12
18
Endowment--Memorial to Founders, 1909-1928
12
19
Finance Committee, 1924-1936
12
20-23
Financial Reports, Rome, 1909/10-1913
12
24-26
Financial Reports, Rome, 1914-1919
13
1-3
Greene, Jerome D. (Trustee), 1923-1927
13
4
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1919-1922; 1931-1933
(includes correspondence about extending fellowship time for particular students, revision of by-laws, contributions to endowment fund, Horatio Parker Fund, staffing, closing buildings to reduce expenses)
13
5
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), 1932-1935
(correspondence regarding students and staff, finances, expenses, housing, academy loans to Hewlett, fellow Olindo Grossi's report of his activities and progress, resignation of fellow Richard Lattimore)
13
6
Invoices, Miscellaneous, 1911-1920
13
7
Janiculum Land Purchases, 1921-1926
(stored in ov folder 37: copies of legal documents [in Italian], site drawings, and correspondence with donors)
13
8
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectureship, 1922-1945
13
9
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), 1912-1917
13
10
Lamond, Felix (Professor of Music), 1920-1940
(includes correspondence about donations to the Music Department and the Horatio Parker Fund, purchase of library from the Trinity School of Church Music, activities of students and staff, typical day's schedule, personal finances and plans)
13
11
Lamond Fund, 1931
(correspondence concerning a fund donated by Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborn to provide for Professor Lamond's retirement)
13
12
Landi, Claude P. (Secretary, Rome), 1909-1910
13
13
Laurie, Charles (Secretary, Rome; Manager; Bursar), 1910-1917
(includes accounts of payments to fellows)
13
14
Library Donations, 1920-1929
13
15
McClellan, George B. (Library Committee), 1920-1927, 1933-1934
(includes reports of visit to Rome analyzing staff responsibilities, facilities, suggestions about Villa Aurelia, detailed discussion of how to improve school administration and students' experience)
13
16
Mead, William R. (President), 1910-1928
(includes letters about subscriptions to endowment fund, McKim memorial, Villa Aurelia bequest, thoughts on appointment of a new director, trustee nominations, New Building, director Carter's participation in fundraising, Ely Loan Fund, Professors Lamond and Fairbanks, Boston committee, staff appointments and housing, advisability of establishing an Atelier in Rome under the auspices of the academy, housing for women students, observations of fellows, collaborative problem, difficulties with fellow Victor L. S. Hafner, estimated expenses for three years at the academy, discussion of increasing fellowship stipends, death of Trowbridge)
13
17-21
Mellon, E. P. (Trustee; Acting Secretary), 1918-1927
(mainly concerning endowment fund)
13
22
Millet, Frank D. (Secretary) and W. R. Wolfe (Assistant Secretary), n.d, 1909-1912
(includes correspondence about director Crowninshield, students, Villa Aurelia, endowment fund and McKim column contributions, McKim's death, competition expenses, acquisition of additional office space in Chemists' Club)
13
23
Millet, Frank D., Estate of, 1912-1916
(settlement of accounts with son)
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24
Moore, Edward C. (Donor), 1920-1929
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25
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Jr. (Trustee), 1916-1921
(offer to cancel loan if the academy raises a corresponding amount for a permanent endowment; correspondence concerning endowment fund)
13
26
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Sr. (Trustee), 1910-1911
(payment of his subscription on the condition that the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Rome unite)
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27
Moses, Lionel (Associate Secretary), 1914-1918
13
28
Ogle, Marbury B. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1934
(correspondence concerning possible financial irregularities)
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29
Osborn, Mrs. H. Fairfield (Donor), 1923-1927
(regarding funding for the Music Department)
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30
Parrish, Samuel (Donor), 1924-1931
(regarding funding for a Parrish Art Museum fellowship)
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31
Pine, John B. (Trustee; Legal Counsel), undated, 1911-1919
(includes correspondence about amending by-laws to provide for consolidation with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, use of academy property for Red Cross purposes, payments from sale of Villa Mirafiore)
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32
Platt, Charles (President), 1928, 1933
(includes letters regarding advisability of Metropolitan Museum representation on board of trustees, personnel problems in Rome)
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33
Pope, John Russell (President), 1934-1935
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Publicity Fund, 1917
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35
Reports of William A. Boring's Visits to Rome, undated, 1918-1926
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36
Report of William A. Boring as Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at the American Academy in Rome, 1930
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37
Richardson, William Symmes (Professor of Fine Arts), 1923-1929
(letter about adjacent lot he now owns, with diagram of the area)
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38
Rockefeller Foundation Pledge, 1914-1923
(10 year grant for general operating expenses, pledge to endowment fund)
13
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Rowell, Frank B. (Assistant Secretary), 1916-1918
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Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome [1912 and 1917-1933]; Director, School of Fine Arts [1913-1917]), 1912-1933
(includes correspondence about Millet's death, extra expenses borne by sculptors, New Building progress, exhibitions, library books requested, settlement of accounts after director Carter's death, staff and student activities, use of Main Building for convalescent hospital, housing, bequest and purchase of library books, Fairbanks' qualifications, repairs to property, staffing for School of Classical Studies, acquisition of additional Janiculum properties, Atelier sponsored by the Academy)
14
1-5
Taxes, 1926-1937
(includes copies of city, state, and federal returns, with related correspondence; legal advice concerning Italian income tax)
14
6
Treasurer's Statements, 1911-1924
14
7
Van Buren, Albert W. (Librarian; Museum Curator; Editor; Professor of Archaeology), 1915-1926, 1935
(mainly concerns routine financial matters; also, correspondence about Century Club membership; reprint of Van Buren's article, "The Technique of Stucco Ceilings at Pompeii" from The Journal of Roman Studies)
14
8
Villa Aurelia, 1909-1911
(letters about value of the property, Mrs. Heyland's will, opinion of Villa Aurelia's suitability as headquarters of the academy; agreement with J. Pierpont Morgan, Sr., for construction loan, with Villa Mirafiore as collateral; legal advice concerning taxes owed)
14
9
Villa Mirafiore, 1919-1920
(documents concerning sale of the property, including appraisal)
14
10
Wilkins, H. Blakiston (Executive Secretary, Rome), 1919-1922
(includes correspondence about housing, retraction of his resignation, rising expenses, clarification of duties, acceptance of resignation)
14
11
Leon Fraser
General Correspondence, 1939-1945
(includes minutes of Committee in Charge; report of burglary at Villino Bellaci, with list of missing and damaged items)
14
12
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1938-1945
(financial reports and related correspondence)
14
13
Vatican Payments, 1943-1945
(correspondence regarding monthly accounts for academy expenses advanced by the Vatican)
14
14
Lindsay Bradford
Chase National Bank, 1945-1947
14
15
Morey, C. R. (Director, Rome), 1945-1946
(includes letters concerning reopening of the academy after World War II)
14
16
Vatican Payments, 1945
(correspondence regarding monthly accounts for academy expenses advanced by the Vatican)
14
17
2.3.5: Individual Trustees, 1902-1946, undated
Included here are records of individual trustees (2.75 linear feet) created or maintained by each in his capacity as trustee. These vary in size from one folder to 1.25 linear feet. Trustees represented are: Chester H. Aldrich (reel 5772), John Lambert Cadwalader (reel 5772), Gilmore D. Clarke (reel 5772), James C. Egbert (reels 5772-5774), Barry Faulkner (reels 5774-5775), Allan C. Johnson (reel 5775), William M. Kendall (reel 5775), C. Grant La Farge (reel 5775), Edward P. Mellon (reel 5775), Charles Dyer Norton (reels 5775-5776), Charles A. Platt (reel 5776), John Russell Pope (reel 5776), Edward K. Rand (reel 5776), John c. Rolfe (reel 5776), James Kellum Smith (reel 5776), S. Breck Trowbridge (reel 5776), Ferruccio Vitale (reel 5776-5777), John Quincy Adams Ward (reel 5777), Andrew F. West (reel 5777), and William L. Westerman (reel 5777). Several Trustees also served the Academy as officers or staff, and records regarding those activities will be found in the files relating to those appointments. Brief biographical notes for each trustee included here can be found in Appendix B.
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Chester H. Aldrich
General Correspondence, 1933-1935
(includes correspondence regarding possible candidates for new position of assistant to the director, fellowship competition, preparations for moving to Rome to assume post of director)
14
18
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1933-1934
(correspondence about collaborative problem, fellowship competition, shipment of student work)
14
19
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), 1933-1935
(Committee on the School of Fine Arts business including exhibitions and evaluation of current fellows)
14
20
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), 1934
14
21
McClellan, George B. (Vice President; Acting President), 1933
14
22
Pope, John Russell (President), 1934-1935
(includes correspondence about Hewlett's personal finances, new fellows, and quality of student work)
14
23
John Lambert Cadwalader, Correspondence, 1904-1910
(includes items concerning incorporation and fundraising)
14
24
Gilmore D. Clarke, Correspondence, 1945
(concerns fellowships, opinions about whether to sell Villa Aurelia, finances, expenses)
14
25
James C. Egbert
AA-AC
14
26
Aldrich, Chester (Chairman, Committee on the School of Fine Arts; Director, Rome), 1933-1940
(includes ideas about future direction of academy, newsletter excerpts, staffing)
14
27
ALL - AR, 1921-1942
14
28
Ayers, Louis (Trustee; Committee on Nominations), 1930-1943
14
29
BA - BON
14
30
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), 1921-1937
(includes reports of visits to Rome with detailed discussion of Academy property, continuation of Professor Sanders's appointment, memorial minute)
14
31
Brewster, Ethel H. (President, Classical Society of The American Academy in Rome), 1941
(correspondence concerning financial support of the School of Classical Studies by contributing colleges and universities)
14
32
Brown, Donald F. (Fellow), 1939-1940
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33
BROWN, F. - BU
14
34
Carlton, Newcomb (Trustee), 1931-1938
(correspondence regarding his resignation from the board of trustees)
14
35
Carpenter, Rhys (Annual Professor; Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1926-1940
(letters of appointment, concern about his situation in the event of war, and difficulties in obtaining a passport for Mrs. Carpenter)
14
36
CARR - COC
14
37
Comfort, Howard, 1933-1942
(includes observations on School of Classical Studies with suggestions regarding staff, curriculum, administrative responsibilities, fellows, Advisory Council business)
14
38
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, 1937-1942
(correspondence about staffing, fellows, summer school, finances, suggested policies for fellowship competitions, opinions on proposal to establish a new Roman studies journal)
14
39
COR - DET
14
40
Deutsch, Monroe E., 1927-1930
(correspondence about appointment as annual professor in the School of Classical Studies and his subsequent inability to accept the assignment)
14
41
Dinsmoor, William B. (Trustee; Secretary), 1935-1942
(correspondence concerning appointment of the annual professor in School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, discussion about classical fellows using their stipends in America should war conditions prevent travel to Europe)
14
42
Duckworth, George E. (Secretary, Advisory Council), 1939-1942
14
43
DUN - FO
14
44
Frank, Tenny (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1922-1925
(correspondence concerning appointment of annual professor; housing for students, library, and staffing)
14
45
FRANKL - GR
14
46
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1919-1942
(includes updated biographical information collected from alumni, correspondence about housing for women, summer session, fellowship competitions, nominating committee business, Committee on the School of Classical Studies business, appointment of Professor in Charge of the School of Classical Studies, changes in method of appointing fellows establishment of Friends of the School of Classical Studies, finances, reports and project plans of individual fellows; "Suggested Plan for Temporary Closing" in Rome during World War II, with staff evaluation, and recommendations about whom to retain)
14
47-49
GUG - HAD
15
1
Haight, Elizabeth Hazelton (Chairman, Advisory Committee), 1926-1939
(includes correspondence concerning housing for women students, staffing, summer sessions, finances, fellowships, Friends of the School of Classical Studies, fundraising)
15
2
Hammond, Mason (Trustee; Professor in Charge of Classical Studies; Director of Summer Sessions; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1937-1944
(correspondence regarding his appointment, staffing, Greek trip, fellows, women students, his decision to return to Harvard, helping fellows obtain employment upon their return home, thoughts on improving quality and number of fellowship applicants, contributing colleges and universities, prizes)
15
3
HAR - JA
15
4
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectureship, 1923-1924
(correspondence regarding the appointment of Professor John G. Winter to deliver the first Jerome lecture series at University of Michigan and the American Academy in Rome)
15
5
Johnson, Allan C. (Trustee; Professor of Classical Studies; Chairman, Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1926-1943
(includes correspondence expressing Johnson's interest in being the Annual Professor, finances, activities of staff and students, staffing, Professor Van Buren, possible candidates for annual professorship, Greek trip, fellows, nominations)
15
6
KEE
15
7
Kelsey, Francis W. (Trustee), 1921-1926
(includes correspondence concerning fellows, Archaeological Institute business, Jerome Lectureship, thoughts on the School of Classical Studies' loss of prestige, qualities to look for in a director)
15
8
KEN - KO
15
9
Koyle, George Simpson (Trustee), 1933-1938
(Nominating Committee business)
15
10
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), 1923-1931
(includes correspondence about student housing, administrative suggestions for operations in Rome, successor to director Stevens)
15
11
LAI - LEO
15
12
Lewis, Naphtalie (Fellow), 1926
(correspondence discussing Lewis' need to return home to his ailing mother, arrangements for him to continue fellowship work in New York)
15
13
Lockwood, Dean P. (Annual Professor, School of Classical Studies), 1924-1936
(includes correspondence concerning his appointment; report of observations on students, academic standards, how best to help the cause of classics in America, admissions process, and summer session)
15
14
Lord, Louis E. (Secretary, Advisory Council; Annual Professor, School of Classical Studies), 1922-1932
(includes list of names and addresses of Classical School students, 1896-1921; also, correspondence concerning summer session)
15
15
LORD, M - MA
15
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McClellan, George B. (Trustee; Vice President; Chairman, Committee on the Library), 1930-1939
(letter addressing Professor Sanders' complaints about the library, appointment of new librarian, nominating committee business)
15
17
McDaniel, Walton Brooks (Chairman, Advisory Council), 1928
(copy of his article about the proper functions of the School of Classical Studies, correspondence about distribution of the article)
15
18
McKibben, William T. (Fellow), 1940-1941
(correspondence about whether to conduct his fellowship research at home or postpone it until he can travel to Rome when the war is over)
15
19
Mead, William R. (President), 1927
(includes correspondence concerning the advisory council's perception that the Classical School receives short shrift, administration and staffing of Classical School, housing of students and staff, fellowships, library)
15
20
Mendell, Clarence W. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1928-1942
(correspondence about publications, successor to director Stevens, fellows, library, staffing, summer session, Greek trip, advisory council, proposal to suspend fellowships and subscriptions from colleges until after the war)
15
21
MES - MU
15
22
Ogle, Marbury R. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1930-1939
(includes letters concerning his appointment, fellows, library, administration and staffing, finances)
15
23
Ohl, Raymond T., 1936-1937
(correspondence about summer session)
15
24
Oldfather, William A. (Chairman, Advisory Council), 1930-1934
(includes correspondence about staffing, appointment as annual professor and his inability to accept, finances, librarian, fellowships)
15
25
OLS - PRA
15
26
Prescott, Henry W., 1939-1940
(correspondence regarding his appointment as Professor in Charge of the School of Fine Arts and ultimate decision not to fill the position due to war conditions)
15
27
Rand, E. K. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1922-1939
(correspondence concerning staffing, administration, advisory council, library, summer school)
15
28
RO - SAM
15
29
Sanders, Henry A. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1927-1933
(includes correspondence concerning his appointment, fellows, criticism of the library, housing, his decision to return to the University of Michigan)
15
30
Savage, Eugene F. (Trustee), 1933-1934
(Nominating Committee business)
15
31
School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, undated, 1937-1940
(form letters, reports of meetings)
15
32
Semple, William T. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1933-1939
(correspondence concerning staffing, appointment of Professor in Charge, fellowships, nominations)
15
33
Shipley, F. W. (Annual Professor, School of Classical Studies), 1928-1937
(correspondence regarding details of appointment as annual professor, advisory council business, appointment as Professor in Charge and inability to return to Rome for health reasons)
15
34
Showerman, Grant (Director, Summer Sessions), 1927-1934
(includes correspondence about scheduling, staffing, letters from former summer session participants, enrollment, finances, Showerman Memorial Fund for book purchases in honor of his son)
15
35
Smith, James Kellum (Trustee, Chairman, Committee on the School of Fine Arts; President), 1933-1942
(includes correspondence concerning fellows, public relations policy, finances, contributing colleges and universities, statement summarizing academy's preparations and response to changing international situation annd war conditions)
15
36
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1921-1932
(includes correspondence regarding plans for establishing a summer session, fellows, library, needs of landscape architects, finances)
15
37
TAV - TAYLOR, F.
15
38
Taylor, Lily Ross (Professor in Charge, School of Classical Studies), 1933-1941
(includes letter of appointment, correspondence about fellowships, finances, staff, student activities, nominating committee business)
15
39
TAYLOR, M. - WA
15
40
West, Andrew F. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1921-1926
(includes correspondence about staffing)
15
41
Westerman, William L. (Trustee; Professor in Charge, School of Classical Studies; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1923-1934
(correspondence regarding staffing, Westerman's resignation from the board)
15
42
WH - Z
15
43
Barry Faulkner (Trustee)
General Correspondence, 1944-1946
15
44
Citizens Committee for the Army-Navy Triptych Project--Correspondence and Financial Records, undated, 1942-1945
(includes plan of work and instructions, correspondence with participating artists, correspondence with art schools interested in participating in the project)
15
45-48
Citizens Committee for the Army-Navy Triptych Project--Printed Matter, undated, 1942-1944
15
49
Post-War Planning (Committee on the School of Fine Arts and Association of Alumni), 1944-1946
(ideas solicited from Committee on the School of Fine Arts and alumni on the future direction and scope of the academy's program)
15
50
Allan C. Johnson, Correspondence, undated, 1938-1946
(includes correspondence with the chairman and members of the Committee on the School of Classical Studies, advisory council, and Professor in Charge concerning routine business; letters from scholars and alumni in response to request for ideas to aid in post-war planning for future direction and scope of the academy's program; also, correspondence about summer school, finances, staffing; list of fellows in classical studies, 1896-1940; Joint Committee on Classical and Mediaeval Studies business; letter of resignation from Professor in Charge Mason Hammond, with thoughts on Professor Van Buren; nominating committee business)
16
1-5
William M. Kendall
General Correspondence, undated, 1902-1941
(includes list of students with opinions of their work, contract and specifications for bowl of Manship fountain; also letters concerning the establishment of a summer school)
16
6
American Academy in Rome Diploma, 1920
16
7
American Academy in Rome Seal, 1912-1913, 1935
16
8
Boring, William A. (Treasurer), undated, 1918
16
9
Memorials (McKim, Morgan, etc.), 1922-1929
(includes correspondence concerning inscription tablets and cost estimates)
16
10
Millet, Frank D. (Secretary), undated, 1908-1909
(letter about fellows, Villa Aurelia, names proposed as trustees)
16
11
Richardson, Symmes, 1925
(correspondence concerning purchase of property adjoining the academy)
16
12
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1912-1935
(includes correspondence about New Building, McKim Memorial, collaborative problem, purchase of adjoining property)
16
13
C. Grant La Farge, Correspondence, 1910-1911
(includes text of addresses delivered at the annual dinner of the Architectural League of New York with C. Grant La Farge, Lloyd C. Griscom, John L. Cadwalader, Edwin H. Blashfield, and Frank Mile Day, speakers)
16
14
Edward P. Mellon, Endowment Committee Correspondence, 1919-1923
16
15
Charles Dyer Norton, Endowment Committee Correspondence, undated, 1913-1917
16
16-18
Charles A. Platt, Correspondence, 1916-1928
(includes correspondence concerning fundraising for fellowship in landscape architecture, endowment fund, Committee on the School of Fine Arts business; also, correspondence about fellows, staff, collaborative problem, library, advisory council, fellowship competition, Atelier)
16
19
John Russell Pope, Correspondence, 1926-1933
(includes correspondence concerning Committee on the School of Fine Arts business, going away gift for Director Stevens, finances)
16
20
Edward K. Rand, Correspondence, 1922-1923, 1928
(includes correspondence about irregularities in Mr. Laurie's accounts, Carter's death, fellows, controversy concerning a male and female student traveling together unchaperoned)
16
21
John C. Rolfe, Committee on Publications Correspondence, 1927
16
22
James Kellum Smith, Correspondence, 1937
(includes Committee on the School of Fine Arts business, exhibitions, publicity, activities of fellows, library, nominating committee business)
16
23
S. Breck Trowbridge
Committee on the School of Fine Arts Correspondence, undated, 1915-1924
16
24
Endowment Committee, General Committee Business, 1913-1921
16
25
Endowment Committee, Fundraising Correspondence, undated, 1919-1920
16
26
Endowment Committee, Loan Exhibition of Italian Masters [March 6-11, Fine Arts Bldg., 215 W. 57th St.], 1920
16
27
Endowment Committee, Horatio Parker Fellowship, 1923
16
28
Ferruccio Vitale
General Correspondence, 1921-1923
16
29
Collaborative Problem, 1921-1925
16
30
Endowment Campaign, Fundraising Correspondence, 1919-1922, undated
16
31-33
Endowment Campaign, Fundraising Events, Italy America Society Dinner, 1920
16
34
Endowment Campaign, Fundraising Events, Loan Exhibition of Italian Masters, 1920
16
35
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Competitions, 1915-1930
16
36-42
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Correspondence, 1919-1930
16
43
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Fundraising, 1919-1930
17
1-4
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Recipients (Edward Lawson, Ralph Griswold, Norman Newton, Richard Webel), 1919-1930
17
5-8
Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1920-1923
17
9
John Quincy Adams Ward, Correspondence, 1897-1898
(includes notification of election to the board, letters concerning purchase of Villa Aurora)
17
10
Andrew F. West, Correspondence, 1918
(concerns Professor Curtis's salary)
17
11
William L. Westerman, Correspondence, 1923-1935
(includes correspondence about the Jerome lectureship, rumors that a woman may be appointed Professor in Charge of Classical Studies, staffing, finances, controversy over proposed publication of a fellow's dissertation, diplomas for fellows, excavations, details of Professor Ogle's appointment, library, publication committee business, advisory council)
17
12

Series 3: New York Office , 1855-circa 1981, undated
15 Linear feet
Boxes 17-32, 36; 5777-5795

Since its founding the American Academy in Rome has maintained offices in New York. This office supports the work of the board of trustees and its many committees, and is responsible for administration of fellowship competitions, fundraising, and record keeping.
The series is organized into seven subseries.
  • 3.1: Records of Staff, 1919-1950, undated
  • 3.2: Rosters, 1895-1939, undated
  • 3.3: Printed Matter, 1905-circa 1981
  • 3.4: Photographs, 1891-1941, undated
  • 3.5: Personal Papers, Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1855-1923, undated
  • 3.6: Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1913-1945, undated
  • 3.7: Miscellaneous Records, 1899-1926, undated
3.1: Records of Staff, 1919-1950, undated
Records of staff include the office files of executive secretaries Roscoe Guersney (reels 5777-5787), Meriwether Stuart (reels 5787-5788), and Mary T. Williams (reel 5788); librarian George K. Boyce (reel 5788); and endowment fund campaign secretaries Phillilps B. Robinson (reel 5788) and Edgar I. Williams (reel 5788-5789).
The executive secretary, based in New York, handled nearly all routine administrative matters. Records of this office (8 linear feet) are mainly those of Roscoe Guernsey (7.33 linear feet), who held the post from 1919 to 1946; they represent the most extensive and comprehensive set of files among all of American Academy in Rome records. Prior to 1919, this type of information is found among the records kept by the Secretary and, to a slightly lesser extent, the president. Records of two later executive secretaries, Meriwether Stuart and Mary T. Williams, are less comprehensive (each 0.33 linear feet).
Other staff records are those of the librarian (2 folders) and endowment fund campaign secretaries (0.25 linear ft.). Although the library and its staff are based in Rome, records of George K. Boyce (former fellow in classical studies who was appointed librarian in 1939) are placed with those of the New York office staff because they are from the period when the academy was closed during the Second World War and all correspondence concerning library matters was addressed to him at the academy's New York office.
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Roscoe Guernsey (Executive Secretary)
Correspondence, General, undated, 1919-1945
17
13
Abbott, Frank Frost (Trustee), 1916-1921
(includes letters concerning Committee on Efficiency, Committee on Publications business)
17
14
Adams, Herbert (Trustee), 1936
17
15
Aldrich, Amey (sister of Director and official hostess during his tenure; Acting Director, Rome), 1937, 1941-1942
(includes correspondence concerning research and publication of her history of Villa Aurelia, suggestions for management of academy while operations were suspended during World War II)
17
16
Aldrich, Chester H. (Committee on the School of Fine Arts; Director, Rome), 1933-1941)
(includes correspondence about Committee on the School of Fine Arts business, appointment of Aldrich as director, finances, fellows, staffing, competitions, exhibitions, summer session, housing, publications, library, letters of sympathy on Aldrich's death, memorial service plans)
17
17-20
Alumni Exhibitions, undated, 1919-1923
(includes prospectus, unpublished checklist of 1919 exhibition, inquiries about circulating the exhibitions)
17
21
American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe, 1943
(concerns approval of resolution offering academy facilities to the commission)
17
22
Annuities (TIAA), 1923-1945
(concerning annuity payments for Roscoe Guernsey and Professor Van Buren)
17
23
Appointments, Elections, and Acceptances, 1921-1938
(regarding trustees, officers, committees)
17
24
Armed Forces Master Records, Inc., undated, 1943-1944
(correspondence concerning establishing libraries of recorded music for use by service men)
17
25
Armour, George A. (Trustee), 1915-1920
17
26
Atelier, undated, 1927-1933
(includes outline of plan for Atelier to be operated by the academy for use by visiting architects, painters, and sculptors; list of books to be purchased for the reference library, should the Atelier be open to women, notice of student arrivals and departures)
17
27
Baldwin, Henry de Forest (Trustee), 1940
17
28
Beebe, Dwight S. (Trustee; Finance Committee), 1942-1945
17
29
Benton, Hale P. (Assistant to Director, Rome), 1926-1945
(includes correspondence concerning appointment and responsibilities, publications, shipment of student works, budget, list of equipment for sculptors' studio, health insurance for fellows, reports on library and administrative work that continued while the academy was closed during World War II, provisions for his retirement)
17
30-33
Boring, William A. and Crane, Arthur H. (Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer), 1919-1938
(includes correspondence regarding extension of fellowship time, classification of subscribers, collaborative prize competition, Boring's report as visiting professor of fine arts, housing for Professor Sanders and family, pianos for Rome, endowment fund, staffing, biographical notes, resolution upon his death)
18
1-5
Boyce, George K. (Librarian), 1929-1940
(includes correspondence about his appointment, news of library staff and activities, plans in the event that war conditions force the academy to close, Boyce's return to the U.S.)
18
6
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1945-1946
18
7
Broadcasts, 1935-1942
(concerns broadcasts of works by winners of the Prix de Rome in musical composition, also arrangements for announcements of upcoming competitions)
18
8
Budget, 1931/32-1945/46
18
9-10
Carpenter, Rhys (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1939-1945
(includes correspondence concerning his appointment, passport problems, activities of fellows, publications)
18
11
Cash Prize in Architecture, 1941-1942
(form letters about the competition, programs for preliminary and final competitions; see also Regional Competitions for 1941 and 1942)
18
12
Clark, Charles Upson (Professor of Classical Studies; Director, School of Classical Studies), undated, 1916-1919
(includes correspondence about the library, travel plans, income tax, opinions of executive committee members regarding continuing Clark's appointment, news of Clark's activities after returning to the U.S.
18
13
Classical Senior Scholarships, A-Z, 1945
(correspondence with competitors, letters from recipients outlining their plans for graduate studies)
18
14
Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, undated, 1938-1948
(includes constitution of the Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, form letters to former students, lists of contributors to the classical school fund, lists of committees, annual reports, correspondence with officers, "Directory of the School of Classical Studies," newsletters)
18
15-16
Collaborative Problem, 1920-1931
(includes problem statements, jury reports, correspondence about regulations and funding, critiques of submissions)
18
17
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, 1921-1945
(includes correspondence concerning staffing, summer school, certificates and diplomas, news of students and staff, committee appointments,)
18
18
Council of the Academy, 1919-1944
(includes lists of members, report, letters of appointment and acceptance)
18
19
Curtis, C. Densmore (Professor of Archaeology), 1919-1925
(includes correspondence concerning publications)
18
20
Customs Duty, 1921-1942
(correspondence and receipts regarding duty and other taxes paid on international shipments)
18
21
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1927; 1935-1945
(financial reports, correspondence mainly regarding financial matters, also about shipments of student work, news of staff activities, help from Swiss Legation during World War II; detailed accounts of condition of grounds, buildings and occupants, with lists of equipment and supplies needed, report of theft at Villa Bellacci, repairs completed)
18
22-23
Davico-Longobardi Salary and Dollar Balances, 1940-1945
18
24
de Daehn, Peter (Assistant Librarian; Acting Librarian), 1935-1945
(includes accounts of portion of salary held in New York, also correspondence concerning publications, staffing and work responsibilities, salary supplement for de Daehn, inquiries from nephew requesting information about de Daehn's welfare)
18
25
Dinsmoor, William B. (Trustee; Acting Director, Rome), 1944
(July 1944-April 1945, unable to secure passport to travel to Rome to assume duties; includes correspondence about use of academy facilities by the Office of War Information)
18
26
Donor Acknowledgments, undated, 1921-1937
18
27-28
Donor Lists, undated, 1920-1938
18
29
Ely Loan Fund, 1916-1945
(includes applications, also correspondence concerning committee meetings, repayment of loans)
19
1
Endowment, undated, 1919-1941
(includes lists of contributors, correspondence with and about donors, also concerning fundraising, Horatio Parker Memorial Fellowship)
19
2
Fairbanks, Frank P. (Professor in Charge, School of Fine Arts) (folders slightly out of order on microfilm), 1921-1930
(includes correspondence about student work, collaborative problems, exhibitions, competitions, shipments, request for self-portraits of former fellows, inventories of studio furnishings, death notice, brochure and letter announcing the opening of a girls' finishing school in Rome operated by Mrs. Fairbanks and her daughter)
19
3-5
Faulkner, Barry (Annual Professor, School of Fine Arts; Chairman, Committee on the School of Fine Arts), 1922-1946
(includes cost estimate for Rome Prize in painting competition, correspondence concerning Ward-Thrasher Memorial, Faulkner's appointment as annual professor, fellows, competitions, nominations, suggestions for future development when the academy reopens following World War II, proposed program of study for fellows)
19
6
Fellows--Employment, 1922-1934
(correspondence about helping fellows find academic positions)
19
7-8
Fellows Serving in U.S. Armed Forces, undated, 1942-1945
19
9
Fellows-Travel Arrangements, undated, 1922-1941
19
10-13
Fellowship in Architecture-Accredited Schools, 1930-1939
19
14
Fellowship in Architecture-Miscellaneous Applications, 1924-1930
19
15
Fellowship in Architecture-Recipients, 1919-1938
(correspondence with and about architects Philip T. Shutze (1919), James Kellum Smith (1920), William Douglas (1924), Stuart M. Shaw (1925), Clarence D. Badgeley (1926), Homer D. Pfeiffer (1927), Cecil Clair Briggs (1928), B. Kenneth Johnston (1929), Walter L. Reichardt (1930), Henry D. Mirick (1931), Olindo Grossi (1933), Robert A. Weppner (1934), George T. Licht (1935), Richard Ayers (1936), Richard G. Hartshore (1937), and Erling F. Iverson (1938))
19
16-18
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Competition, 1929 and 1939
19
19
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Jury, 1939
19
20
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Lists of Recipients, 1913-1926
19
21
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Miscellaneous Applications, 1929-1939
19
22
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Recipients, 1913-1941
(Lists of fellows in classical studies, 1913-1926 and correspondence with and about Emily L. Wadsworth (1919); Walter R. Bryan and Ethel L. Chubb (1920); Homer F. Rebert and Robert S. Rogers (1923); Marion E. Blake, Florence H. Robinson, and Inez Scott (1924); Lillian B. Lawler and Charles A. Robinson, Jr. (1925); John Day, Frederick La Motte Santee, and Lillian Starr (1926); Henry Collice, Howard Comfort, and Mildred M. McConnell (1927); Raymond T. Ohl, James Oliver, and Irene Rosenszweig (1928); Franklin W. Jones, George E. McCracken, and Edmund T. Silk (1929); H. Ess Askew, Elizabeth C. Evans, and Adele Jeanne Kibre(1930); Alfred Gelstharp, Jr. and Agnes Kirsoff Lake (1931); Chester Carr Greene, Jr., Bernard M. Peebles, and Dorothy Schullian (1932); Aline L. Abaescherli, George K. Boyce, and Meyer Reinhold (1933); Richard A. Lattimore, Naphtali Lewis, and George J. Siefert, Jr. (1934); Susan M. Savage, Lucy T. Shoe, and Walter F. Snyder (1936); William T. Avery and Erling C. Olsen (1937); Frances G. Blank, Miriam Friedman, and Chester G. Starr, Jr. (1938); Donald Brown and Delight Tolles (1939); Lester C. Houck (1940); Robert A. Brooks, Robert A. Long, and Herbert Strange (1941))
19
23-28
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Competition, 1920-1923
20
1
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Miscellaneous Applications, 1922, 1925
20
2
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Recipients, 1919-1939
(correspondence with and about Salvatore Lascari (1919); Cecere Gaetano and Carlo Ciampaglia (1920); Harry Poole Camden, Jr. and A. Clement Finley, Jr. (1924); Walker Hancock and Michael J. Mueller (1925); Deane Keller and Joseph Kiselewski (1926); George H. Snowden (1927); Donald M. Mattison and David K. Rubins (1928); John M. Sitton and Sidney B. Waugh (1929); Salvatore De Maio and William M. Simpson (1930); Harry G. Ackerman and Warren T. Mosman (1931); James O. Mahoney (1932); Robert Amendola and Daniel Boza (1933); Gilbert Baneuer and Reuben Kramer (1934); Robert B. Green and Gifford MacGregor Proctor (1935); William Boyhan and Theodore Harrison Gibbs (1936); John Amore and Clifford E. Jones (1937); Harry A. Davis, Jr. and George Koren (1938); J. Robert McCloskey and Robert L. Pippenger (1939))
20
3-8
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture--Competition, 1920-1938
20
9
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture--Miscellaneous Applications, 1934
20
10
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture--Recipients, 1915-1939
(correspondence with and about Edward Lawson (1915 [completed after World War I]); Ralph Griswold (1920); Norman T. Newton (1923); Thomas D. Price (1925); Richard K. Webel (1926); Charles R. Sutton (1929); Richard C. Murdock and Neil H. Park (1931); Henry Chabanne and George Nelson (1932); Morris E. Trotter, Jr. (1933); Alden Hopkins (1934); James M. Lister (1935); Robert S. Kitchen (1936); John F. Kirkpatrick (1937); Stuart M. Mertz (1938); Frederick William Edmondson (1939))
20
11-13
Fellowship in Musical Composition--Competition, 1929, 1938
20
14
Fellowship in Musical Composition--Recipients, 1921-1939
(correspondence with and about Leo Sowerby (1921), George H. Elwell (1924); Robert Sanders (1925), Roger Sessions (1928); Normand Lockwood (1929), Werner Jansson (1930), Herbert R. Inch (1931), Vittorio Giannini (1932), Hunter Johnson (1933), Samuel Barber (1935), Kent W. Kennan (1936), Frederick Woltmann (1937), Charles Nagasaki (1938), and William Denny (1939))
20
15-18
Finance Committee, 1933-1949
20
19
Fraser, Leon (Treasurer), 1937-1945
(includes biographical notes, census of property in foreign countries, and correspondence about McKim trust fund and estate)
20
20
French, Daniel Chester (Trustee; McKim Memorial Committee), 1919-1932
(includes correspondence concerning shipment of Jennewein's work, possibility of maintaining studios in New York for use by returning fellows, resignation from board)
20
21
Garden Club of America Fellowship, 1926
(correspondence regarding fellowship for landscape architecture)
20
22
G.I. Fellowships, 1945
(correspondence about a proposal to offer fellowships to highly qualified soldiers who wish to study in Italy after discharge from the Army, notes on men interviewed for fellowships, finances)
20
23
Greene, Jerome D. (Trustee), 1937
(letter from Ambassador Phillips conveying his positive regard for the academy)
20
24
Gugler, Eric (Trustee), 1918-1945
(includes request for assistance with a Latin inscription, correspondence concerning a farewell gift for director Stevens, competitions)
20
25
Hammond, Mason (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1935-1944
(includes detailed administrative suggestions for the Classical School, suggestions regarding fellows and procedures for selecting fellows, dispersal of surplus academy publications, assisting former fellows in finding employment, detailed summary of war time conditions at the academy and information about remaining staff, Hammond's plans for military service, news of former students in military service, discussion of Hammond becoming acting director in Rome and factors influencing his ultimate decision not to accept the offer)
20
26-27
Hendrickson, G. L. (Professor in Charge, School of Classical Studies), undated, 1919-1921
(includes correspondence concerning summer school)
20
28
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), 1931-1939
(includes correspondence about staff and fellows, finances, reducing expenses, collaborative problems, "Special Report on the Disappearance of Werner Janssen's Bound Volumes of Musical Compositions," exhibitions, text of Professor Lamond's speech on the occasion of Mussolini's visit to the academy, housing, closing of Atelier, shipment of student work, trustee opinions about continuing Hewlett's appointment, text of Hewlett's radio address about the work of the Academy, Siro Maronita College's plans for expansion next door to the academy)
20
29-30
Institute of International Education, Paris, France, 1934-1936
(invitation to become an affiliate, academy's acceptance)
21
1
Inventory of Furniture and Equipment, 1941
21
2
James, Henry (First Vice President; Acting President), 1945
(includes correspondence concerning leave courses for servicemen to be held at the academy, question of whether employees on academy payroll may also accept payment for war work)
21
3
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectureship, 1917-1944
(correspondence concerning committee business, Jerome estate's investments)
21
4
Johnson, Allan C. (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1944-1945
(includes correspondence concerning retirement age for academy faculty, advisory council)
21
5
Juries, 1925-1940
(letters of appointment and acceptance)
21
6
Kendall, William M. (Trustee), 1921, 1936
21
7
Kendall, William M.--Estate of, 1938-1942
(includes copy of his will naming the academy a beneficiary, memorial to Kendall by Royal Cortissoz)
21
8
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), undated, 1915-1939
(includes correspondence regarding resignation of Edwin H. Blashfield from the board, memorial minute for Ferruccio Vitale, memorial minute for C. Grant La Farge)
21
9
Lamond, Felix (Professor of Music), undated, 1920-1941
(correspondence about concerts, endowment committee, activities of fellows, Music magazine, Lamond's typical daily schedule, juries and competitions, problems with married students, text of radio address about the academy by Lamond, his music colony at Roquebrune, condolences on the death of Professor Lamond)
21
10
Lamond Fund [Lucretia Perry Osborn (Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborn) Trust], 1926-1931 and 1940
(trust agreement and correspondence concerning distribution of the fund after Lamond's death)
21
11
Landscape Architecture, 1919-1946
(includes correspondence about extending fellowships, fundraising for fellowships, circular of American Society of Landscape Architects outlining minimum professional training, list of participants in all landscape architecture competitions, fellowship competitions and procedures, exhibitions, accredited schools, Garden Club of America fellowship, reports on activities of former fellows)
21
12-13
Lazarus Fellowship, 1917-1940
(includes correspondence concerning the Metropolitan Museum's use of work by Lazarus Fellows, appointment of fellows, list of fellows, resolutions of Metropolitan Museum trustees, increase in stipends)
21
14-15
Leases, 1936-1943
(regarding office space at 101 Park Ave., New York City)
21
16
Library Donations, 1923-1930
21
17
Library Orders, 1922-1945
21
18
Lord, Day & Lord (Legal Counsel), 1938-1944
(includes correspondence regarding taxes, status of academy students under Selective Service Act)
21
19
Lord, Milton E. (Librarian), 1925-1930
(mainly concerns his appointment)
21
20
McClellan, George B. (Trustee; Vice President; Chairman, Library Committee), undated, 1922-1938
(includes correspondence about fellows, budget, library committee business, arrangements for McClellan's trip to Rome)
21
21
McCrea, Nelson G. (Professor of Classical Studies), 1921
(includes letter describing Villa Bellacci where MacCrea might live McDaniel, Walton Brooks (Annual Professor of Classical Studies), 1921)
21
22
McDaniel, Walton Brooks (Annual Professor of Classical Studies), 1921
21
23
Mead, William R. (President), 1920-1927
(fundraising and Endowment Fund, Polasek's bust of McKim, exhibitions, establishment of an Atelier, fellows, administrative matters, competitions)
21
24
Mellon, Edward P. (Trustee; Chairman, Committee on Endowment), 1919-1925
(includes correspondence about fellows, endowment fund)
21
25
Mendell, Clarence W. (Committee on Publications), 1932-1941
21
26
Moe, Henry Allen (Trustee), 1943
21
27
Morey, Charles R. (Director, Rome), 1945
(includes correspondence concerning salaries in Rome, leave courses at the academy for U.S. servicemen, condition of Villa Chiaraviglio
21
28
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Jr. (Trustee), 1920
(board resolution electing J. P. Morgan, Jr. a Founder of the American Academy in Rome in gratitude for debt cancellation)
21
29
Music Department, 1920-1942
(includes a brief history of the department, proxies approving establishment of the department, fundraising, correspondence concerning musical fellowships and competitions, activities of fellows, dismissal of fellow Winter Watts, Horatio Parker Fellowship)
21
30
Music Publications, 1937-1945
(includes orders, correspondence regarding music manuscripts being considered for publication, contracts, invoices)
21
31
Nominating Committee, 1930-1944
(mainly notifications and acceptances of election)
21
32
Norton, Charles D. (Trustee), 1919-1923
(includes correspondence about beginning to acquire additional land on the Janiculum, Norton's resolution for establishing a permanent Department of Music)
21
33
Ogle, Marbury B. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1931-1934
(includes correspondence regarding his appointment, fellows, annual trip to Greece, advisory council, finances)
21
34
Osborn, Mrs. Henry Fairfield (Donor), 1922-1928
(includes correspondence concerning Gala Concert, fundraising for the Department of Music)
21
35
Parrish, Samuel L. (Donor), 1924-1929
(includes correspondence concerning sculpture fellowships, Parrish's donation, appointment of Parrish Art Museum Fellow)
21
36
Pine, John B. (Legal Counsel), 1920-1922
(correspondence about revision of by-laws and constitution, memorial resolution)
21
37
Platt, Charles (Committee on the School of Fine Arts; President), 1922-1933
(includes correspondence concerning executive committee business, fellows, staff duties, housing, publications, architectural competition procedures, suggestions for additions to work required of the architectural students, married students, collaborative problem, exhibitions, appointment of director Hewlett, establishment of Alumni Medal, shipment of student work, reducing expenses and salaries in Rome, discussion of closing Villa Aurelia, memorial resolution)
21
38-39
Pope, John Russell (President), 1935-1938
(includes correspondence about the library, staffing, finances, memorial resolution)
21
40
Prix de Rome Medal (designed by Harry Camden), undated, 1940-1942
(includes announcement of competition and related correspondence, arrangements for production of the winning design, thank you letters from recipients)
22
1
Publications, Annual Contributors Pamphlet, 1927-1928
(correspondence concerning specifications and production)
22
2
Publications, Mailing Lists, 1928-1939
22
3
Publications, Memoirs of The American Academy in Rome and Monographs Published, 1920-1941
(includes lists of orders, correspondence concerning production, expenses, copyright)
22
4
Publications, Orders, 1920-1947
22
5-11
Publications, Villas and Grounds of Italy by Amey Aldrich and John Walker, 1938-1941
(distribution list, correspondence regarding marketing of the pamphlet, orders)
22
12
Publicity, undated, 1921-1944
(news releases and related correspondence, invoices for printing)
22
13-15
Rand, Edward K. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies; Committee on Publications), 1919-1931
(includes correspondence concerning committee on publications business, summer school, contributing colleges)
22
16
Regional Competitions, 1941 and 1942
(includes announcement of competition for cash awards when war time conditions made it impossible to send fellows to Rome, correspondence with members of the Committee on the School of Fine Arts, participating institutions; lists of districts and supervisors, budgets, schedules, reorganization of districts, lists of jurors; see also: Cash Prize in Architecture)
22
17-19
Rolfe, John C. (Professor of Classics; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1920-1940
(includes correspondence concerning taxes, juries, publications, method of selecting fellows)
22
20
School of Classical Studies, undated, 1938-1943
(includes form letters addressed to the Friends of the School of Classical Studies, mainly concerning fundraising; also, letters about the Classical Society, scholarship competition, placement)
22
21
School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, 1922-1945
(includes correspondence about representatives appointed to the advisory council, contributing colleges, juries, fundraising, prize scholarships; also, lists of members, committees, juries)
22
22-24
School of Classical Studies, College and University Annual Subscriptions, 1920-1931
22
25-27
School of Classical Studies, Lists of Directors and Professors, 1895-1933
22
28
School of Classical Studies, Lists of Students/Fellows, 1895-1933
22
29
School of Classical Studies, Summer Sessions, 1923-1939
(no sessions held 1933-1936; includes correspondence concerning publicity, appointment of Grant Showerman as director of the program, enrollment, form letters to participants, memorial book fund, discontinuation of summer sessions due to the Depression, requests to reinstate the program, plans for resuming the program, hiring of Professor Rowell, curriculum, travel arrangements, pension reservations; sample diploma, report)
23
1-6
School of Fine Arts--Advisory Council, 1924-1928
(includes form letter outlining council functions, letters from colleges supporting the idea of establishing a council with recommendations for representatives, letters of appointment and acceptance, fellowship competitions; also, list of members and jury chairmen)
23
7
Shipments of Students' Work, undated, 1932-1938
23
8
Smith, James Kellum (Committee on the School of Fine Arts; Acting Treasurer; President), 1935-1945
(correspondence about administrative matters, provisions for Benton and Professor Van Buren, recommendations concerning Villa Aurelia)
23
9
Sowerby, Leo, undated, 1935-1944
(includes press release, correspondence concerning recommendation for publication, nominating committee business)
23
10
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1919-1932
(includes correspondence concerning Red Cross use of academy facilities, extension of fellowship time, shipment of student work, Thrasher-Ward Memorial competition, exhibitions, fellows, collaborative problems, publications, summer school, staffing, housing, Manship fountain, contributing colleges, fundraising, retirement annuities, travel plans, library, assisting fellows with finding work upon their return to America, unveiling of the McKim and Founders' Monuments with color drawings of suggested academic regalia, suggestions for Classical School improvements, opposition to appointment of married fellows)
23
11-22
Taxes, 1932-1943
23
23
Taylor, Lily Ross (Fellow in Archaeology), 1920-1923
(includes correspondence about opening opportunities for women fellow in the School of Fine Arts, housing for women students fundraising for this purpose)
23
24
Thrasher-Ward Memorial Competition, undated, 1920-1925
(competition announcement,; correspondence concerning inscription, unveiling; photograph of drawing for the memorial; site plan)
23
25
Trowbridge, Breck (Committee on the School of Fine Arts), 1919-1925
(includes correspondence about extension of fellowship time, married fellows, memorial resolution)
23
26
U.S. Trust Company, 1919-1944
24
1-4
Van Buren, Albert W. (Museum Curator; Editor; Professor of Archaeology), 1933-1945
(includes correspondence concerning publications, annuity policy, authors requests for distribution of offprints, VanBuren's plans to remain at the academy for the duration of the war, bank deposits, requests for Van Buren's friends to ship food, thank you letters for gifts of food packages, progress report on museum inventory, letter of thanks from U.S. Army for leave courses taught by Professor Van Buren)
24
5-6
Villa Aurelia, 1944-1945
(includes "Birds Eye View of the Villa Aurelia and adjoining lands on the Janiculum Hill, Rome," floor plan, opinions on advisability of selling the property, report of Special Committee on Villa Aurelia)
24
7
Walker, John (Trustee), 1940-1944
24
8
Wilkins, H. Blakiston (Executive Secretary, Rome), 1919-1921
(includes correspondence noting arrival of staff, fellows, and affiliated students, shipment of student work, academic council, housing, publications, expenses, exchange rate, purchase of truck for Academy, proper Italian title for Wilkins, policy and practice regarding traveling fellows, contributions to the library)
24
9-10
Meriwether Stuart (Executive Secretary)
General Correspondence, 1946
24
11
Baldwin, Sherman (Legal Counsel), 1946
(correspondence concerning taxes)
24
12
Beebe, Dwight (Finance Committee), 1946
(finance committee business, budget)
24
13
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1946
24
14
Classical Scholarships, 1946
(correspondence with competitors and recipients; includes receipts for payment of stipends, recipients' plans for the coming academic year)
24
15
Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, 1946
(includes form letter about Hale P. Benton's situation with an appeal to alumni for financial assistance; also, correspondence regarding the newsletter)
24
16
Council of the Academy, 1946
(printed list of council members, letters of appointment and acceptance)
24
17
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1945-1946
(includes 1944-45 annual report, monthly reports, cash statements)
24
18
Davico-Longobardi Salary and Dollar Balances, 1945-1946
24
19
Dinsmoor, William Bell (Secretary), 1945-1946
24
20
Fulbright Bill, 1946
(includes "Report on Trip to Washington in Interest of Fulbright Bill," letters to friends of the Academy requesting that they urge their representatives to support the bill)
24
21
G.I. Fellowships, 1946
(includes correspondence with State Department and individual students about fellowships and veterans' benefits)
24
22
Johnson, Allan C. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1945-1946
24
23
Library, 1945-1946
(includes memorandum on the library's conditions and needs, lists of periodicals received, correspondence discussing library procedures and acquisitions)
24
24
Library Committee, 1946
(includes bibliography of works in classical and related studies published in the United States during World War II, correspondence about purchases)
24
25
Library Orders/Payments, 1946
24
26
Mendell, Clarence (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1946
(includes correspondence about Jerome Lectureship Fund, library, reopening of the academy)
24
27
Morey, C. R. (Acting Director), 1945-1946
(includes correspondence concerning expenses, exchange rate, library, G.I. fellows, Ambassador's interest in renting Villa Aurelia, board action on Professor Van Buren's retirement, housing, appointment of director Roberts, repairs to Villa Aurelia, difficulties in hiring a librarian, Fulbright Bill)
24
28
Music Publications, 1946
(correspondence and estimate relating to possible publication of symphony by Arthur Kreutz)
24
29
Roberts, Laurance P. (Director, Rome), 1946
(includes correspondence concerning Fulbright Bill, library, and fellowships)
24
30
Smith, James Kellum (President), 1946
(includes correspondence about the library)
24
31
Trustees, 1945-1946
(correspondence concerning G.I. Bill of Rights, nominations, elections, assistance to Professor and Mrs. Van Buren; also, form letters, attendance record)
24
32
Van Buren, Albert W. (Museum Curator; Editor; Professor of Archaeology), 1945-1946
(correspondence concerning annuity deposits to Professor Van Buren's account)
24
33
Vatican Payments, 1945-1946
(correspondence about loans to the academy during World War II)
24
34
Mary T. Williams (Executive Secretary)
Baldwin, Sherman (Legal Counsel), 1946-1947
(correspondence about tax exemptions and bequests; also, memorial minute)
24
35
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1946-1947
24
36
Brown, Frank E. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1947
(includes correspondence concerning travel arrangements)
24
37
Budget, 1947-1948
24
38
Classical Society of The American Academy in Rome, 1946-1947
(includes correspondence regarding finances and scholarships; also, list of Classical Fellows, list of Classicists connected with the academy prior to 1913)
24
39
Council of the Academy, 1947
(notices of election and letters of acceptance)
24
40
Customs Duty, 1949-1950
(correspondence and receipts regarding shipments of books and music scores from Rome)
24
41
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1946-1947
(includes correspondence concerning disposition of personal property stored at the academy, repairs to be paid, travel arrangements)
24
42
Endowment Fund, 1950
(correspondence relating to a small residual account of the Boston Committee on deposit since 1932)
24
43
Finance Committee, 1946-1947
(includes correspondence about outstanding debts due the Ely Loan Fund and Olmsted Travel Fund)
24
44
Fulbright Bill, 1946-1957
(correspondence regarding assistance for study abroad, with related newspaper clippings)
24
45
Library, undated, 1946
(procedure for the purchase of publications for the library; lists of books and periodicals)
24
46
McIlhenny, Henry (Trustee), 1947
(correspondence concerning arrangements for him to deliver a small package to the academy when he travels to Rome)
24
47
Mendell, Clarence (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1946-1947
(includes correspondence regarding requests to defer fellowships, senior scholarships, appointment of Professor Brown)
24
48
Moore, Lamont (Assistant Director, Rome), 1947
(correspondence concerning travel arrangements, taxes)
24
49
Morey, C. R. (Acting Director), 1947
24
50
Music Publications, 1947-1948
(includes correspondence and estimates for publication of scores by Robert Sanders and Arthur Kreutz)
24
51
Musicology, School of, Summer Session at the American Academy in Rome, 1947
(includes printed brochure, correspondence regarding admission, travel arrangements, payment of tuition)
24
52
Nominating Committee, 1947
24
53
Roberts, Laurance P. (Director, Rome), undated, 1946-1947
(includes correspondence regarding travel arrangements, personal possessions stored at the academy, excavation at Veii, summer school, food and soap shortages, summer school, Lazarus Fellowship fund, repairs to academy buildings, fellowships, housing and inability to accommodate families with children, taxes, finances, Watkins' change of plans due to his wife's poor health, exchange rate, Villa Richardson)
24
54
Rowell, Henry T. (Director, Summer Sessions), 1948
24
55
Smith, James Kellum (President), 1946
24
56
Visitors at the Academy and Requests to Visit, A-Z, 1947
24
57
Warsher, Tatiana (CARE packages), 1947-1948
24
58
Watkins, Franklin C, (Trustee), 1947
(correspondence concerning his appointment as artist in residence, inquiry about artists supplies currently available in Italy with list of items required, change of plans due to his wife's poor health, notice of election to board of trustees)
24
59
George K. Boyce (Librarian)
General Correspondence, 1940-1941
25
1
Serials Correspondence, 1940-1941
25
2
Phillips B. Robinson (Endowment Fund Campaign Secretary), Correspondence, 1913-1914
(with endowment committee members concerning prospective donors, fundraising plans, preparation of pamphlet)
25
3
Edgar I. Williams (Endowment Fund Campaign Secretary)
Correspondence, 1919-1920
(concerning continuation of endowment fund campaign, work of Boston Committee, alumni endowment fund)
25
4
Financial Records, 1920
(expenses and petty cash)
25
5-6
Fundraising Book, 1919-1920
(text and related correspondence)
25
7
Fundraising Events, 1920
(Academic reception, Feb. 24, and Italy America Society dinner, March 5)
25
8-9
Lists, Alumni, 1919-1920
25
10
Lists, Committees, 1919-1920
25
11
Lists, Mailing, 1919-1920
25
12
Lists, Possible Contributors, 1919-1920
25
13
Lists, Subscribers, 1919-1920
25
14
3.2: Rosters, 1895-1939, undated
This subseries (0.75 linear feet, reels 5789-5790) consists of printed forms filled out by fellows and visiting students indicating biographical information, academic and professional background, and dates in attendance. Many include attachments, usually letters, requesting a recommendation or verification of attendance, with occasional news clippings. The correspondende indicates that these files were maintained simultaneously by the secretary and executive secretary, probably as a reference file. Some forms, especially those from the period when the institution was the American School of Architecture in Rome, are copies made many years later and contain the notation: "Please fill out and return. May 1, 1914."
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Comments Written on Fine Arts Rosters, 1914
25
15
School of Fine Arts Rosters, A-Z, 1895-1939
25
16-21
School of Classical Studies Rosters, A-Z, 1912-1938
25
22-25
School of Classical Studies, Summer Sessions Rosters, undated, 1923-1932; 1937-1939
25
26-30
3.3: Printed Matter, 1905-circa 1981
Printed matter (5.2 linear feet, reels 5790-5794) includes material produced by the academy and material produced by others relating to the academy. Items produced by the academy include that which relates to the academy in general, and that which relates specifically to the School of Classical Studies and the School of Fine Arts. Material relating specifically to the School of Classical Studies includes annual announcements, the consolidation agreement, a directory, fellowship announcements and applications, lecture announcements, newsletters, and brochures about summer sessions. School of Fine Arts printed matter includes annual announcements, concert programs, exhibition checklists and catalogs, fellowship announcements and application forms, a history, and newsletters.
Printed matter produced by others consists of three scrapbooks of news clippings and photographs compiled by the American Academy in Rome, extensive clipping files, and articles from miscellaneous publications. All of these items are about the American Academy in Rome, or are by or about individuals associated with the institution. Also included is a poster for Leave Courses offered at the Academy for U. S. servicemen.
Appendix A: American Academy in Rome Printed Matter, 1911-1964 lists printed matter loaned for microfilming in 1965.
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General
Act of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1905-1940
26
1
Annual Report , 1930-1931
26
2
Confidential Memorandum on the American Academy in Rome, 1913
(produced for fundraising purposes, 2 editions)
26
3
Constitution, 1902
26
4
Directory of Fellows and Residents, [1981?]
26
5
General Information, 1905
26
6
History, 1913-1927
26
7
Library, undated, 1923
26
8
Newsletter from the Director, 1915-1929
26
9-11
Officers, Trustees, etc., 1911-1920
26
12
Publications, 1917, 1938-1939
(prospectus for Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome and publications lists including Papers and Monographs of the American Academy in Rome)
26
13
Special Events, 1905-1929
(announcements, programs, etc., including announcements for meeting of incorporators, and the twentieth anniversary; also menu for farewell dinner for new fellows)
26
14
School of Classical Studies
Annual Announcements, 1915-1940
26
15-16
Consolidation with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, 1911
(agreement and plan of administration)
26
17
Directory, 1942
26
18
Fellowships, undated, 1941-1952
(announcements, application forms, examination questions, etc.)
26
19
General Information, 1913-1922
(circulars regarding the consolidation of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome and the American Academy in Rome, and an appeal for financial support, 1913; "A Brief Account of the School of Classical Studies of the American Academy in Rome," by Professor E. K. Rand, 1913; and "A Brief Account of the School of Classical Studies," 1922-1923)
26
20
Lecture Announcements, undated, 1932-1940
26
21
Newsletter, 1915-1940
26
22-24
Summer Sessions, n.d, 1923-1951
26
25
School of Fine Arts
The American Academy in Rome at the New York Wold's Fair and the Golden Gate Exposition, 1939
(booklet of photographs of works by Fellows commissioned for the fairs)
26
26
Annual Announcements, 1899-1939
26
27-28
Concert Programs, 1923-1939
26
29
Exhibitions, undated, 1896-1939
26
30-31
Fellowships, undated, 1910-1953
(announcements, application forms, and general information)
26
32
Fellowships in Architecture, undated, 1910-1947
26
33
Fellowships in the History of Art, 1947
26
34
Fellowships in Landscape Architecture, undated, 1937-1947
26
35
Fellowships in Musical Composition, undated, 1942
26
36
Fellowships in Painting, 1908-1909
26
37
Fellowships in Sculpture, 1909
26
38
General Information, circa 1911-1913, 1930
("A Brief Account of the School of Fine Arts of The American Academy in Rome," by C. Grant La Farge, 1913; "Work of the Department of Musical Composition, 1921-1930")
26
39
Newsletter, 1914-1932
26
40
Printed Matter Produced by Others
Scrapbooks Volume 1: News Clippings, 1905-1922
(general articles about the American Academy in Rome; fundraising activities, including Damrosch Fund Concerts; and feature articles concerning fellowship winner)
27
1
Scrapbooks Volume 2: News clippings, and Other Printed Matter, 1911-1912
(focuses largely the consolidation with the American School of Classical Studies and the death of Secretary Frank D. Millet; other printed matter consists of general brochure about the American Academy in Rome, 1907; proof sheets and final version of "The American Academy in Rome and The American School of Classical Studies in Rome Consolidation Agreement," 1911; By-Laws, 1911; notice of Frank Miles Day's illustrated lecture about the American Academy in Rome, sponsored by the Architectural League of New York, 1911; announcements and application for American Academy in Rome fellowship competition; Francis Davis Millet memorial booklets, 1912; U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Library, report on the American Academy in Rome and text of an act permitting expansion of its scope, 1912)
27
2
Scrapbooks Volume 3: News clippings, Other Printed Matter, and Photographs, 1938-1940
(exhibition announcements and concert programs of former fellows; also, photographs of: "Exhibition in NY of works submitted for fellowship AAR, 1940;" murals by Gerald Foster, visiting painter, 1936-7; mural decorations by Allyn Cox, undated)
27
3
News Clippings, 1909-1937, undated
27
4-26
News Clippings, 1938-1951
28
1-31
News Clippings A - Z, 1920-1938
(includes individual folders for Classical Fellows, Walter Damrosch, and Paul Manship)
29
1-30
Articles from Miscellaneous Publications
Congressional Bills and Reports about the American Academy in Rome, 1902-1912 and 1932
30
1
About the American Academy in Rome, undated, 1910-1933
30
2
By, About, or Mentioning Individuals Associated with the American Academy in Rome, undated, 1912-1947
30
3
Poster, Leave Courses about Rome's Cultural Heritage, circa 1945
(also stored in OV folder 36; courses included lectures at the American Academy in Rome)
30
4
Oversized Poster, Leave Courses about Rome's Cultural Heritage , circa 1945
OV 36
3.4: Photographs, 1891-1941, undated
Description Container
Works of Art
By Visiting Students and Fellows, A - Z
30
5-20
By Frank D. Millet
30
21
Collaborative Problem, undated, 1910-1911, 1913, 1915-1917, 1920-1939
30
22-44
Rome Prize Competition in Architecture, undated, 1926-1934, 1940-1941
30
45-48
Rome Prize Competition in Landscape Architecture, undated, 1937
30
49
Prix de Rome Competition Exhibition, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 1938-1939, 1941
30
50-52
People
Individuals, A - Z, and unidentified
31
1-2
Summer School students, 1926-1927, undated
31
3
Fellowship Winners, 1937, undated
31
4
Groups, Unidentified, undated
31
5
Buildings
Academy Building ("New Building")--Exterior construction, circa 1912-1914
31
6
Academy Building--Exterior, 1929
31
7
Academy Building ("New Building")--Interior construction and model for library chair, 1914
31
8
Academy Building--Interior, Library, 1926
31
9
Three New Studios, 1909
31
10
Villa Aurelia
31
11-12
Villa Mirafiore
31
13
Villa Richardson, 1926
31
14
Unidentified
31
15
Architecture Students Measuring Buildings in Rome and Florence, 1917
31
16-17