Skip to main content

Subseries 3.1 | A Finding Aid to the American Academy in Rome records, 1855- 2012

American Academy in Rome records, 1855- 2012

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.

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.
Records of the executive secretaries are first in the series, followed by the files of the librarian and the endowment fund campaign secretaries. For each individual correspondence files are followed by files arranged alphabetically by subject or name of the person to whom the file relates.
Description Container
Roscoe Guernsey (Executive Secretary)
Correspondence, General, undated, 1919-1945
17
13
Abbott, Frank Frost (Trustee), 1916-1921
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
17
16
Aldrich, Chester H. (Committee on the School of Fine Arts; Director, Rome), 1933-1941)
17
17-20
Alumni Exhibitions, undated, 1919-1923
17
21
American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe, 1943
17
22
Annuities (TIAA), 1923-1945
17
23
Appointments, Elections, and Acceptances, 1921-1938
17
24
Armed Forces Master Records, Inc., undated, 1943-1944
17
25
Armour, George A. (Trustee), 1915-1920
17
26
Atelier, undated, 1927-1933
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
17
30-33
Boring, William A. and Crane, Arthur H. (Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer), 1919-1938
18
1-5
Boyce, George K. (Librarian), 1929-1940
18
6
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1945-1946
18
7
Broadcasts, 1935-1942
18
8
Budget, 1931/32-1945/46
18
9-10
Carpenter, Rhys (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1939-1945
18
11
Cash Prize in Architecture, 1941-1942
18
12
Clark, Charles Upson (Professor of Classical Studies; Director, School of Classical Studies), undated, 1916-1919
18
13
Classical Senior Scholarships, A-Z, 1945
18
14
Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, undated, 1938-1948
18
15-16
Collaborative Problem, 1920-1931
18
17
Committee on the School of Classical Studies, 1921-1945
18
18
Council of the Academy, 1919-1944
18
19
Curtis, C. Densmore (Professor of Archaeology), 1919-1925
18
20
Customs Duty, 1921-1942
18
21
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1927; 1935-1945
18
22-23
Davico-Longobardi Salary and Dollar Balances, 1940-1945
18
24
de Daehn, Peter (Assistant Librarian; Acting Librarian), 1935-1945
18
25
Dinsmoor, William B. (Trustee; Acting Director, Rome), 1944
18
26
Donor Acknowledgments, undated, 1921-1937
18
27-28
Donor Lists, undated, 1920-1938
18
29
Ely Loan Fund, 1916-1945
19
1
Endowment, undated, 1919-1941
19
2
Fairbanks, Frank P. (Professor in Charge, School of Fine Arts) (folders slightly out of order on microfilm), 1921-1930
19
3-5
Faulkner, Barry (Annual Professor, School of Fine Arts; Chairman, Committee on the School of Fine Arts), 1922-1946
19
6
Fellows--Employment, 1922-1934
19
7-8
Fellows Serving in U.S. Armed Forces, undated, 1942-1945
19
9
Fellows-Travel Arrangements, undated, 1922-1941
19
10-13
Fellowship in Architecture-Accredited Schools, 1930-1939
19
14
Fellowship in Architecture-Miscellaneous Applications, 1924-1930
19
15
Fellowship in Architecture-Recipients, 1919-1938
19
16-18
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Competition, 1929 and 1939
19
19
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Jury, 1939
19
20
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Lists of Recipients, 1913-1926
19
21
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Miscellaneous Applications, 1929-1939
19
22
Fellowship in Classical Studies--Recipients, 1913-1941
19
23-28
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Competition, 1920-1923
20
1
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Miscellaneous Applications, 1922, 1925
20
2
Fellowship in Fine Arts--Recipients, 1919-1939
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
20
11-13
Fellowship in Musical Composition--Competition, 1929, 1938
20
14
Fellowship in Musical Composition--Recipients, 1921-1939
20
15-18
Finance Committee, 1933-1949
20
19
Fraser, Leon (Treasurer), 1937-1945
20
20
French, Daniel Chester (Trustee; McKim Memorial Committee), 1919-1932
20
21
Garden Club of America Fellowship, 1926
20
22
G.I. Fellowships, 1945
20
23
Greene, Jerome D. (Trustee), 1937
20
24
Gugler, Eric (Trustee), 1918-1945
20
25
Hammond, Mason (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1935-1944
20
26-27
Hendrickson, G. L. (Professor in Charge, School of Classical Studies), undated, 1919-1921
20
28
Hewlett, James Monroe (Director, Rome), 1931-1939
20
29-30
Institute of International Education, Paris, France, 1934-1936
21
1
Inventory of Furniture and Equipment, 1941
21
2
James, Henry (First Vice President; Acting President), 1945
21
3
Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectureship, 1917-1944
21
4
Johnson, Allan C. (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1944-1945
21
5
Juries, 1925-1940
21
6
Kendall, William M. (Trustee), 1921, 1936
21
7
Kendall, William M.--Estate of, 1938-1942
21
8
La Farge, C. Grant (Secretary), undated, 1915-1939
21
9
Lamond, Felix (Professor of Music), undated, 1920-1941
21
10
Lamond Fund [Lucretia Perry Osborn (Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborn) Trust], 1926-1931 and 1940
21
11
Landscape Architecture, 1919-1946
21
12-13
Lazarus Fellowship, 1917-1940
21
14-15
Leases, 1936-1943
21
16
Library Donations, 1923-1930
21
17
Library Orders, 1922-1945
21
18
Lord, Day & Lord (Legal Counsel), 1938-1944
21
19
Lord, Milton E. (Librarian), 1925-1930
21
20
McClellan, George B. (Trustee; Vice President; Chairman, Library Committee), undated, 1922-1938
21
21
McCrea, Nelson G. (Professor of Classical Studies), 1921
21
22
McDaniel, Walton Brooks (Annual Professor of Classical Studies), 1921
21
23
Mead, William R. (President), 1920-1927
21
24
Mellon, Edward P. (Trustee; Chairman, Committee on Endowment), 1919-1925
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
21
28
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Jr. (Trustee), 1920
21
29
Music Department, 1920-1942
21
30
Music Publications, 1937-1945
21
31
Nominating Committee, 1930-1944
21
32
Norton, Charles D. (Trustee), 1919-1923
21
33
Ogle, Marbury B. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1931-1934
21
34
Osborn, Mrs. Henry Fairfield (Donor), 1922-1928
21
35
Parrish, Samuel L. (Donor), 1924-1929
21
36
Pine, John B. (Legal Counsel), 1920-1922
21
37
Platt, Charles (Committee on the School of Fine Arts; President), 1922-1933
21
38-39
Pope, John Russell (President), 1935-1938
21
40
Prix de Rome Medal (designed by Harry Camden), undated, 1940-1942
22
1
Publications, Annual Contributors Pamphlet, 1927-1928
22
2
Publications, Mailing Lists, 1928-1939
22
3
Publications, Memoirs of The American Academy in Rome and Monographs Published, 1920-1941
22
4
Publications, Orders, 1920-1947
22
5-11
Publications, Villas and Grounds of Italy by Amey Aldrich and John Walker, 1938-1941
22
12
Publicity, undated, 1921-1944
22
13-15
Rand, Edward K. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies; Committee on Publications), 1919-1931
22
16
Regional Competitions, 1941 and 1942
22
17-19
Rolfe, John C. (Professor of Classics; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1920-1940
22
20
School of Classical Studies, undated, 1938-1943
22
21
School of Classical Studies, Advisory Council, 1922-1945
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
23
1-6
School of Fine Arts--Advisory Council, 1924-1928
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
23
9
Sowerby, Leo, undated, 1935-1944
23
10
Stevens, Gorham Phillips (Director, Rome), 1919-1932
23
11-22
Taxes, 1932-1943
23
23
Taylor, Lily Ross (Fellow in Archaeology), 1920-1923
23
24
Thrasher-Ward Memorial Competition, undated, 1920-1925
23
25
Trowbridge, Breck (Committee on the School of Fine Arts), 1919-1925
23
26
U.S. Trust Company, 1919-1944
24
1-4
Van Buren, Albert W. (Museum Curator; Editor; Professor of Archaeology), 1933-1945
24
5-6
Villa Aurelia, 1944-1945
24
7
Walker, John (Trustee), 1940-1944
24
8
Wilkins, H. Blakiston (Executive Secretary, Rome), 1919-1921
24
9-10
Meriwether Stuart (Executive Secretary)
General Correspondence, 1946
24
11
Baldwin, Sherman (Legal Counsel), 1946
24
12
Beebe, Dwight (Finance Committee), 1946
24
13
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1946
24
14
Classical Scholarships, 1946
24
15
Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, 1946
24
16
Council of the Academy, 1946
24
17
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1945-1946
24
18
Davico-Longobardi Salary and Dollar Balances, 1945-1946
24
19
Dinsmoor, William Bell (Secretary), 1945-1946
24
20
Fulbright Bill, 1946
24
21
G.I. Fellowships, 1946
24
22
Johnson, Allan C. (Trustee; Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1945-1946
24
23
Library, 1945-1946
24
24
Library Committee, 1946
24
25
Library Orders/Payments, 1946
24
26
Mendell, Clarence (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1946
24
27
Morey, C. R. (Acting Director), 1945-1946
24
28
Music Publications, 1946
24
29
Roberts, Laurance P. (Director, Rome), 1946
24
30
Smith, James Kellum (President), 1946
24
31
Trustees, 1945-1946
24
32
Van Buren, Albert W. (Museum Curator; Editor; Professor of Archaeology), 1945-1946
24
33
Vatican Payments, 1945-1946
24
34
Mary T. Williams (Executive Secretary)
Baldwin, Sherman (Legal Counsel), 1946-1947
24
35
Bradford, Lindsay (Treasurer), 1946-1947
24
36
Brown, Frank E. (Professor in Charge of Classical Studies), 1947
24
37
Budget, 1947-1948
24
38
Classical Society of The American Academy in Rome, 1946-1947
24
39
Council of the Academy, 1947
24
40
Customs Duty, 1949-1950
24
41
Davico, Riccardo (Secretary, Rome), 1946-1947
24
42
Endowment Fund, 1950
24
43
Finance Committee, 1946-1947
24
44
Fulbright Bill, 1946-1957
24
45
Library, undated, 1946
24
46
McIlhenny, Henry (Trustee), 1947
24
47
Mendell, Clarence (Committee on the School of Classical Studies), 1946-1947
24
48
Moore, Lamont (Assistant Director, Rome), 1947
24
49
Morey, C. R. (Acting Director), 1947
24
50
Music Publications, 1947-1948
24
51
Musicology, School of, Summer Session at the American Academy in Rome, 1947
24
52
Nominating Committee, 1947
24
53
Roberts, Laurance P. (Director, Rome), undated, 1946-1947
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
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
25
3
Edgar I. Williams (Endowment Fund Campaign Secretary)
Correspondence, 1919-1920
25
4
Financial Records, 1920
25
5-6
Fundraising Book, 1919-1920
25
7
Fundraising Events, 1920
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

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.