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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
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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))
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16-18
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Competition, 1929 and 1939
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19
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Jury, 1939
19
20
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Lists of Recipients, 1913-1926
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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))
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23-28
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Competition, 1920-1923
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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)
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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
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23
Library, 1945-1946
(includes memorandum on the library's conditions and needs, lists of periodicals received, correspondence discussing library procedures and acquisitions)
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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."
Description Container
Comments Written on Fine Arts Rosters, 1914
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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
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1
Annual Report , 1930-1931
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2
Confidential Memorandum on the American Academy in Rome, 1913
(produced for fundraising purposes, 2 editions)
26
3
Constitution, 1902
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4
Directory of Fellows and Residents, [1981?]
26
5
General Information, 1905
26
6
History, 1913-1927
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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
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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)
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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)
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26
Annual Announcements, 1899-1939
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27-28
Concert Programs, 1923-1939
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29
Exhibitions, undated, 1896-1939
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30-31
Fellowships, undated, 1910-1953
(announcements, application forms, and general information)
26
32
Fellowships in Architecture, undated, 1910-1947
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33
Fellowships in the History of Art, 1947
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34
Fellowships in Landscape Architecture, undated, 1937-1947
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35
Fellowships in Musical Composition, undated, 1942
26
36
Fellowships in Painting, 1908-1909
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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")
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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)
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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)
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3
News Clippings, 1909-1937, undated
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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
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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
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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
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9
Three New Studios, 1909
31
10
Villa Aurelia
31
11-12
Villa Mirafiore
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13
Villa Richardson, 1926
31
14
Unidentified
31
15
Architecture Students Measuring Buildings in Rome and Florence, 1917
31
16-17
Places
Views from AAR Property, circa 1917
(includes pictures of restaurant, Aurelian wall, and soldiers drilling)
31
18
Unidentified, undated
31
19
Events
Cricket Games, 1891 and undated
(one identified as Manheim, Philadelphia vs. Lord Hawke's XI, Sept. 25-28, 1891)
31
20
Thanksgiving Dinner, 1913
31
21
Architectural League Exhibition, 1916
31
22
Fourth of July Dinner, 1917
31
23
Manship Fountain Inauguration, 1926
31
24
Miscellaneous, "South Elevation--Proposed Building for Staff, American Academy in Rome" (drawing by Gorham Phillips Stevens), 1927
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25
3.5: Personal Papers, Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1855-1923, undated
These records (0.66 linear feet, reel 5795) were donated to the American Academy in Rome from various sources or otherwise left on its premises. None are official records generated by the institution and some predate the institution. Included are: Ernest Lewis' photograph album/scrapbook; Allan Marquand's papers; Charles F. McKim's memorabilia, photographs, printed matter, and artifacts; Charles R. Morey's correspondence; and Elihu Vedder's Bible.
Ernest Lewis, fellow in architecture, was at the American Academy in Rome, circa 1908-1911. Little is known of him other than that he practiced architecture in New York. The Ernest Lewis scrapbook, included in this subseries, includes photographs of Lewis and his fellow students (many identified, most likely at a later date), circa 1908-1911; interior views of Mirafiore and Lewis in Egypt; photographs of architectural renderings and drawings of architectural details (some by Lewis, others unsigned); clippings and printed matter about architecture, including illustrations of a prize-winning work, and articles about French architects Constant Désiré Despradelle and Jean Louis Pascal; photographs and reproductions of architectural renderings of Roman buildings and entries in various architectural competitions; a McKim, Mead & White label [possibly a bookplate]; a reprint from The Technology Review, November 1912, of an article about Constant Désiré Despradelle; "Rome Letter," 1913 and undated, by George S, Koyle, Fellow in Architecture, American Academy in Rome; and an article about Jean Louis Pascal from Journal of the American Institute of Architects, circa 1913.
Allan Marquand (1853-1924) was professor of art history and archaeology at Princeton University, from 1883 until his death in 1924. Between 1896 and 1897 he served as a professor in the School of Classical Studies in Rome. From approximately 1909 to 1923, he chaired the annual meeting of the Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies of the Archaeological Institute of America, a committee which originated in the School of Classical Studies. Papers relating to Marquand and included in this subseries were given to the American Academy in Rome by Miss Lucy Shoe, who had received the materials from the Marquand family.
Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), after studying at Harvard, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and working in the offices of H. H. Richardson, in 1879 formed the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. After meeting other architects and artists at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and discussing with them the advantages of studying art in Europe, McKim proposed the idea for a school in Europe for American artists. From this plan emerged the American School of Architecture in Rome which eventually became the American Academy in Rome. In addition to being a founder, McKim served as trustee, treasurer, and president; in the early days, McKim's determined service and financial help were responsible for the institution's continued existence. Acquisition documents relating to McKim's files are contained in this subseries and include an itemized list of the gift, labeled as follows: "Documents, property of Mr. McKim, which were brought from Mr. Smith's office by Mr. Dolan (21/8/47) to be left with record in A.A.R. office (in small black case in closet)." Items 10, 11, 12 (case of drawing instruments, 18" ruler, and sketch by unknown artist) were not among the materials received from the American Academy in Rome by the Archives of American Art.
Charles R. Morey (1877-1965) was a professor of art and archaeology at Princeton University, a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Rome in 1903, and professor of classical studies at the American Academy in Rome from 1925 to 1926. From 1945 to 1947, Morey served as Acting Director, and later Director of the American Academy in Rome. Morey's correspondence is included in this subseries.
Mural painter Elihu Vedder (1836-1923), a resident of Rome, was affiliated with the firm of McKim, Mead and White during a stay in America from 1897 to 1898. Nothing is known of the circumstances under which the Elihu Vedder Bible, included in this subseries, became the property of the academy.
Description Container
Ernest Lewis Photograph Album/Scrapbook, circa 1908-1917
31
26-27
Allan Marquand Papers
Acquisition, 1951
(label from package and brief explanatory note)
31
28
American Institute of Archaeology, Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology, Annual Reports, 1905-1916
31
29
American Institute of Archaeology, Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology Minutes, 1909-1923
31
30
Bibliography, Introduction to Etruscan and Roman Archaeology, undated
31
31
Correspondence, 1896-1920
(concerns fundraising for archaeological fellowships, fellowship candidates, and business of the Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology of the Archaeological Institute of America)
31
32
History of the School of Classical Studies, circa 1909
(notes compiled by Marquand)
31
33
Charles F. McKim Memorabilia, Photographs, Printed Matter, and Artifacts
Acquisition
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34
Memorabilia
Business card of Charles F. McKim, Architect with Gambrill & Richardson
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35
Resolution of the Trustees of Columbia College, November 4, 1899
(thanking McKim for his gift of $20,000 to endow traveling scholarships for graduate architects; in leather presentation case, with letter of transmittal to Miss McKim, November 22, 1909)
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36
Proceedings of "University Day," University of Pennsylvania, February 22, 1909
(stored in OV folder 36: program for ceremony in which McKim was presented an honorary doctor of laws degree; in personalized leather presentation binding Resolution of Society of Columbia University Architects, on the death of Charles Follen McKim, November 1, 1909)
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37
Invitation to meeting of the American Institute of Architects, December 15, 1909
(commemorating the life and services of Charles Follen McKim)
31
38
Certificate of Election as Academician, National Academy of Design, May 8, 1907
OV 36
Diploma, Master of Arts, Bowdoin College, undated
OV 36
Diploma, Honorary Doctor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, February 22, 1909
OV 36
Diploma, Honorary Doctor of Letters, Columbia College, 1904
OV 36
Life Membership certificate, American Academy in Rome, April 25, 1905
OV 36
Photographs of Charles F. McKim
  • Daguerreotype, circa 1855 (stored in black cabinet, drawer 8: in machine-tooled leather case with red velvet lining, metal clasp, 7.5 x 6.2 cm)
  • Album, undated, 1869 (contains 13 portraits, 11 cartes de visite and 2 tintypes)
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39
Photographs of Others
  • James Miller McKim (father of Charles F. McKim), undated
  • Unidentified Woman (possibly McKim's mother or another relative), undated
31
40
Printed Matter
  • Portrait of Charles F. McKim (letterpress halftone), undated
  • Church, Albert E. Plates to "Descriptive Geometry," by Albert E. Church. New York, A.S. Barnes and Burr, 1865. (inscribed: "Charles F. McKim, Sept. 1866, Used at Paris while preparing for L'Ecole de Beaux Arts--1867--")
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41
Artifacts [unfilmed]
  • Steel printing block for McKim's monogram, undated
  • Brass printing plate for calling card of John W. Beatty, Director, Carnegie Institute, undated
31
42
Charles R. Morey Correspondence, 1920
(regarding the Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies of the American Archaeological Institute; also, fellowship application of Albert M. Friend, Jr.)
31
43
Elihu Vedder's Bible (1 wrapped package)
(published by B. Waugh and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, New York, 1833 [cover lacking]; inscribed: "Sent on from Florida rec'd in Rome, Feb. 24th, 1912 by Elihu Vedder")
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44
3.6: Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, 1913-1945, undated
Records of the Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome (1.5 linear inches, reel 5795) consist of a small number of scattered records including correspondence, fellows' war/government service information (compiled by Sidney Waugh), membership lists, and a newsletter.
Description Container
Correspondence , undated, 1913-1945
(includes correspondence about fundraising, invitation to participate in an exhibition to be circulated by the American Federation of Arts, nominations and elections, and form letter soliciting ideas about the direction Academy should take after World War II)
31
45
Fellows' War/Government Service Records (compiled by Sidney Waugh), 1946
(completed forms, A-Z, correspondence, lists, etc.)
31
46-47
Membership Lists, undated
31
48
Newsletter, Nov. 1919
31
49
3.7: Miscellaneous Records, 1899-1926, undated
Miscellaneous records consist of writings and architectural records. Writings consist of published and unpublished manuscript material about the American Academy in Rome and its history. Two files relate to a 1922 issue of Art and Archaeology issue on the American Academy in Rome. The School of Fine Arts Section file consists of an outline indicating it was to feature articles by G. P. Stevens, F. P. Fairbanks, P. H. Manship, and Russell Cowles. The file includes the text of Stevens's article, Rome Preeminently the Center for the Advanced Study of Architecture, with illustrations; photographs of "Diogenes, detail of a composition called `The Philosophers' by Ezra Winter, Fellow in Painting of the American Academy in Rome;" and photographs of Greco-Roman sculpture to illustrate Manship's article. The School of Classical Studies Section file includes The School of Classical Studies manuscript by G. M. Wicher with illustrations, including a portrait of Tracy Peck (1838-1921), Director of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome and the school library at Via Vicenza. It also includes the manuscripts, with illustration of Literature, History and Religion, by Nelson G. McCrea, Archaeology, by A. W. Van Buren, and Publications and Museum, by C. Densmore Curtis (including a view of the Museum of the American Academy in Rome and photographs of individual items in its collections).
Architectural records [oversize] include property and floor plans of the Villas Aurora, Chiaraviglio, Ferrari, and Ludovisi.
Description Container
Articles about The American Academy in Rome and its History, undated, circa 1899-1926
(includes pieces by Frank D. Millet, Edwin H. Blashfield, William R. Mead, and Frank Miles Day, as well as many unsigned articles and fragments)
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1
"Suggestions for a Beginner Undertaking a Decoration Ensemble Involving
(Paintings-Ornaments & Gold Work," by H. Siddons Mowbray, 1916)
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2
Text and Illustrations for Art and Archaeology School of Classical Studies and Fine Arts Sections, 1922
32
3
Fragments of Unidentified Letters, undated
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4
Villa Aurora, undated
(plan of property, pen and ink drawing on architects' linen)
OV 37
Villa Chiaraviglio, 1921
(basement plan, first-floor plan, second-floor plan, and third-floor plan, all on one sheet, blueprint)
OV 37
Villa Ferrari, undated
(2 plans of property, pen and ink on architects' linen)
OV 37
Villa Ludovisi, Casiono dell' Aurora, undated
(ground floor plan, first story plan, second story plan, and roof plan, 4 pencil drawings)
OV 37

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