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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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)
13
24
Moore, Edward C. (Donor), 1920-1929
13
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)
13
27
Moses, Lionel (Associate Secretary), 1914-1918
13
28
Ogle, Marbury B. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1934
(correspondence concerning possible financial irregularities)
13
29
Osborn, Mrs. H. Fairfield (Donor), 1923-1927
(regarding funding for the Music Department)
13
30
Parrish, Samuel (Donor), 1924-1931
(regarding funding for a Parrish Art Museum fellowship)
13
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)
13
32
Platt, Charles (President), 1928, 1933
(includes letters regarding advisability of Metropolitan Museum representation on board of trustees, personnel problems in Rome)
13
33
Pope, John Russell (President), 1934-1935
13
34
Publicity Fund, 1917
13
35
Reports of William A. Boring's Visits to Rome, undated, 1918-1926
13
36
Report of William A. Boring as Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at the American Academy in Rome, 1930
13
37
Richardson, William Symmes (Professor of Fine Arts), 1923-1929
(letter about adjacent lot he now owns, with diagram of the area)
13
38
Rockefeller Foundation Pledge, 1914-1923
(10 year grant for general operating expenses, pledge to endowment fund)
13
39
Rowell, Frank B. (Assistant Secretary), 1916-1918
13
40
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
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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)
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Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1933-1934
(correspondence about collaborative problem, fellowship competition, shipment of student work)
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19
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), 1933-1935
(Committee on the School of Fine Arts business including exhibitions and evaluation of current fellows)
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20
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), 1934
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McClellan, George B. (Vice President; Acting President), 1933
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Pope, John Russell (President), 1934-1935
(includes correspondence about Hewlett's personal finances, new fellows, and quality of student work)
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John Lambert Cadwalader, Correspondence, 1904-1910
(includes items concerning incorporation and fundraising)
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Gilmore D. Clarke, Correspondence, 1945
(concerns fellowships, opinions about whether to sell Villa Aurelia, finances, expenses)
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James C. Egbert
AA-AC
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Aldrich, Chester (Chairman, Committee on the School of Fine Arts; Director, Rome), 1933-1940
(includes ideas about future direction of academy, newsletter excerpts, staffing)
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ALL - AR, 1921-1942
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Ayers, Louis (Trustee; Committee on Nominations), 1930-1943
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BA - BON
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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)
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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)
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Brown, Donald F. (Fellow), 1939-1940
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BROWN, F. - BU
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Carlton, Newcomb (Trustee), 1931-1938
(correspondence regarding his resignation from the board of trustees)
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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)
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CARR - COC
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Comfort, Howard, 1933-1942
(includes observations on School of Classical Studies with suggestions regarding staff, curriculum, administrative responsibilities, fellows, Advisory Council business)
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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)
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39
COR - DET
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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)
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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)
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Duckworth, George E. (Secretary, Advisory Council), 1939-1942
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DUN - FO
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Frank, Tenny (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1922-1925
(correspondence concerning appointment of annual professor; housing for students, library, and staffing)
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FRANKL - GR
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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)
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GUG - HAD
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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)
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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)
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HAR - JA
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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)
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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)
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KEE
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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)
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KEN - KO
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Koyle, George Simpson (Trustee), 1933-1938
(Nominating Committee business)
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La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), 1923-1931
(includes correspondence about student housing, administrative suggestions for operations in Rome, successor to director Stevens)
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LAI - LEO
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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)
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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)
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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)
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LORD, M - MA
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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MES - MU
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Ogle, Marbury R. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1930-1939
(includes letters concerning his appointment, fellows, library, administration and staffing, finances)
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Ohl, Raymond T., 1936-1937
(correspondence about summer session)
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Oldfather, William A. (Chairman, Advisory Council), 1930-1934
(includes correspondence about staffing, appointment as annual professor and his inability to accept, finances, librarian, fellowships)
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OLS - PRA
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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)
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Rand, E. K. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1922-1939
(correspondence concerning staffing, administration, advisory council, library, summer school)
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RO - SAM
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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)
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Savage, Eugene F. (Trustee), 1933-1934
(Nominating Committee business)
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School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, undated, 1937-1940
(form letters, reports of meetings)
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Semple, William T. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1933-1939
(correspondence concerning staffing, appointment of Professor in Charge, fellowships, nominations)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1921-1932
(includes correspondence regarding plans for establishing a summer session, fellows, library, needs of landscape architects, finances)
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TAV - TAYLOR, F.
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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)
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TAYLOR, M. - WA
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West, Andrew F. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1921-1926
(includes correspondence about staffing)
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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)
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WH - Z
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Barry Faulkner (Trustee)
General Correspondence, 1944-1946
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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)
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Citizens Committee for the Army-Navy Triptych Project--Printed Matter, undated, 1942-1944
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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)
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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)
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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)
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American Academy in Rome Diploma, 1920
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American Academy in Rome Seal, 1912-1913, 1935
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Boring, William A. (Treasurer), undated, 1918
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Memorials (McKim, Morgan, etc.), 1922-1929
(includes correspondence concerning inscription tablets and cost estimates)
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Millet, Frank D. (Secretary), undated, 1908-1909
(letter about fellows, Villa Aurelia, names proposed as trustees)
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Richardson, Symmes, 1925
(correspondence concerning purchase of property adjoining the academy)
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Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1912-1935
(includes correspondence about New Building, McKim Memorial, collaborative problem, purchase of adjoining property)
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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)
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Edward P. Mellon, Endowment Committee Correspondence, 1919-1923
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Charles Dyer Norton, Endowment Committee Correspondence, undated, 1913-1917
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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)
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John Russell Pope, Correspondence, 1926-1933
(includes correspondence concerning Committee on the School of Fine Arts business, going away gift for Director Stevens, finances)
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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)
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John C. Rolfe, Committee on Publications Correspondence, 1927
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James Kellum Smith, Correspondence, 1937
(includes Committee on the School of Fine Arts business, exhibitions, publicity, activities of fellows, library, nominating committee business)
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S. Breck Trowbridge
Committee on the School of Fine Arts Correspondence, undated, 1915-1924
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Endowment Committee, General Committee Business, 1913-1921
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Endowment Committee, Fundraising Correspondence, undated, 1919-1920
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Endowment Committee, Loan Exhibition of Italian Masters [March 6-11, Fine Arts Bldg., 215 W. 57th St.], 1920
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Endowment Committee, Horatio Parker Fellowship, 1923
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28
Ferruccio Vitale
General Correspondence, 1921-1923
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Collaborative Problem, 1921-1925
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Endowment Campaign, Fundraising Correspondence, 1919-1922, undated
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Endowment Campaign, Fundraising Events, Italy America Society Dinner, 1920
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Endowment Campaign, Fundraising Events, Loan Exhibition of Italian Masters, 1920
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Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Competitions, 1915-1930
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Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Correspondence, 1919-1930
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Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Fundraising, 1919-1930
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Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Recipients (Edward Lawson, Ralph Griswold, Norman Newton, Richard Webel), 1919-1930
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Guernsey, Roscoe (Executive Secretary), 1920-1923
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9
John Quincy Adams Ward, Correspondence, 1897-1898
(includes notification of election to the board, letters concerning purchase of Villa Aurora)
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10
Andrew F. West, Correspondence, 1918
(concerns Professor Curtis's salary)
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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)
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