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Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers, 1907-1983

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 8 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1907-1978
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 11

Biographical materials include birth certificates, passports, academic records, biographical profiles, awards, resumes, obituaries, and honorary degrees. There are files documenting Andrew Ritchie's military service after World War II as part of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) section of the U.S. Army, and two files concerning the protection of artwork in the U.S. Found within the MFAA files are correspondence, army forms and reports, photographs of paintings looted from Holland, and awards. There is also a folder of biographical material on his wife, Jane Ritchie.
This series is arranged chronologically. The MFAA material is grouped separately after the other biographical folders.
Description Container Select
Certificates, 1907-1972
1
1
Army Forms and Certificates, 1935-1938
1
2
"Academic Record of Andrew C. Ritchie", circa 1938
1
3
Drawings and Sketches by Unidentified Artist, circa 1945-circa 1957
1
4
Passport, 1953-1957
1
5
Biographical Profiles, circa 1956-1972
1
6
Federal Aviation Agency Plaque for Distinguished Service, circa 1965
1
7
Royal College of Arts Honorary Doctorate, 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 11.
1
8
Obituaries, 1978
1
9
Jane Ritchie Biographical Material, 1930-1978
1
10
Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section
Fogg Conference on Emergency Protection of Artwork, 1939-1942
1
11
Frick Collection Orders for Protecting Art, 1942
1
12
Correspondence and Clippings about Bomb Damage and Looting in Italy, 1943-1944
1
13
Inventory of Austrian Art at Munich Central Collecting Point, 1945
1
14
Memorandums and Documents on "Recovery of Art After WWII", 1946
1
15
Reports and Lectures of Art Restitution, 1946-1948
1
16
Photographs of Habsburg Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire at Munich, 1945
1
17
Photographs of MFAA Soldiers Recovery of Madonna and Child, 1945
1
18
Photographs of Art Recovery and Collecting Points, circa 1945
Includes 1 photograph of the Ghent Altarpiece on display at unidentified location, probably a museum.
1
19
Order of Orange-Nassau from Netherlands, 1947
1
20
French Legion of Honor, 1947
1
21
German Order of Merit, 1957-1971
1
22
Oversized Honorary Doctorate from Box 1, Folder 8, 1970
OV 11

Series 2: Correspondence , 1928-1983
2.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Alphabetical and chronological correspondence is with artists, friends, museums, galleries, universities, and colleagues in the art world. The alphabetical correspondence includes many letters from artists, including Afro, Alexander Calder, Herbert Ferber, Dimitri Hadzi, Russell Lynes, Jean Helion, Eduardo Paolozzi, Theodore Roszak, Franklin Watkins, and others. There are also condolence letters addressed to Andrew Ritchie's widow, Jane Ritchie. Chronological correspondence is with museums, universities, friends, artists, and colleagues on the subject of travels, lectures, projects, and exhibitions.
Description Container Select
Afro, circa 1951-1964
1
23
Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1944-1958
1
24
Barr, Margaret "Marga" Scolari, 1977-1978
1
25
B, Miscellaneous, 1949-1983
1
26
Calder, Alexander, 1951-1974
1
27
C-D, Miscellaneous, 1947-1956
1
28
Ferber, Herbert, 1969-1975
1
29
G, Miscellaneous, 1953-1958
1
30
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1957-1970
1
31
Helion, Jean, 1944-1945
1
32
H-J, Miscellaneous, 1947-1980
1
33
J. J. Little & Ives Co., Inc., 1958-1963
1
34
Lebrun, Rico, circa 1964
1
35
Lynes, Russell, 1974-1978
1
36
L, Miscellaneous, 1945-1973
1
37
Meadows, Bernard, 1954-1982
1
38
Moore, Henry, 1954-1972
1
39
M-N, Miscellaneous, 1937-1961
1
40
Paolozzi, Eduardo, circa 1959
1
41
Price, Vincent, circa 1970
1
42
Ritchie, Jane, 1928-1983
1
43
Roszak, Theodore, 1958-1977
1
44
Royal Society of Arts, 1972
1
45
R, Miscellaneous, 1951-1972
1
46
Smith, David, 1958-1959
1
47
S-V, Miscellaneous, 1950-1957
1
48
Watkins, Franklin, 1959-1965
1
49
Weinberg, Elbert, 1964
1
50
Williams College, 1971-1978
1
51
Yale University, 1956-1957
1
52
Yale University Appointment Congratulations Letters, 1957
1
53
Condolence Letters, A-D, 1978-1979
1
54
Condolence Letters, F-L, 1978
1
55
Condolence Letters, L-Z, 1978
1
56
Condolence Letters, A-K, 1978
1
57
Condolence Letters, M-S, 1978
1
58
Condolence Letters, T-W, 1978
1
59
Condolence Letters from Correspondents without Surnames, 1978
1
60
Chronological Correspondence, 1935-1965
2
1-33
Chronological Correspondence, 1965-1978
3
1-17
Holiday Greeting Cards, 1939-1956
3
18

Series 3: Writings , 1927-1978
2.9 Linear feet
Boxes 3-6, OV 11

Writings include undergraduate and graduate papers and theses from University of Pittsburgh and University of London, lecture drafts, outlines, notes, one disbound notebook from Andrew Ritchie's time working at the Frick Collection, and some writings by others.
Prior to their arrival at the archives, the papers underwent some preliminary arrangement. Insofar as it was possible, the folders dedicated to a specific lecture or paper were labeled by title, then arranged chronologically. Other folders generically labeled "lecture drafts and notes" and "lectures" contained a mixture of drafts and notes on multiple lectures. These folders retained their original titles and were grouped separately, then arranged in loose chronological order. Some of the folders have overlapping dates due to the assortment of lectures and material within.
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Disbound Notebook, circa 1937
3
19-20
University of Pittsburgh
School Papers, 1927-1933
3
21
Sociology Paper, circa 1930
3
22
School Paper, 1933
Oversized material housed in OV 11.
3
23
Graduate School Papers and Notes, circa 1932-circa 1933
3
24-25
Note Cards for Thesis, circa 1933
3
26
University of London
Doctoral Notes, circa 1935
4
1
Doctoral Notes and Drafts, circa 1935
4
2-3
"Peterborough Choir Stall Paintings" List for Thesis, circa 1935
4
4-5
New York University Course and Lecture Outlines, 1935-1941
4
6
English Painting Seminar Lecture Outlines, circa 1937-1941
4
7
English Painting Seminar Lecture Outlines, circa 1938
4
8
English Painting Seminar Lecture Notes, circa 1938
4
9
Victorian Art Lectures, 1941
4
10
Frick Symposium Lecture and Papers, 1941-1942
4
11
"Hogarth as a Painter", 1946
4
12
"20th Century American Sculpture", 1958
4
13
"Ten American Sculptors" Exhibition Catalog Drafts, 1959-1960
4
14
"Ten American Sculptors" Exhibition Catalog Photographs of Art, 1959-1960
4
15
Franklin Watkins Lecture and Printed Material, 1964
4
16
"Some Aspects of 20th Century Sculpture," Amhert College, 1965-1966
4
17
"Henry Moore Inaugural Lecture Series," Art Gallery of Ontario, 1974-1975
4
18
Lecture Drafts and Notes, 1933-1938
4
19-25
Lecture Drafts and Notes, 1936-1957
5
1-25
Lectures, 1942-1975
6
1-8
Slide Lists for Lectures, 1966-1971
6
9
Writings by Others
"Preliminary Memorandum on Morale of Government Departments", 1940
6
10
Thesis by Margaret Ames, 1941
6
11
Royal College of Art Convocation Speech, 1970
6
12
"Retirement Haiku" by John, circa 1971
6
13
Russell Lynes Writing About Andrew and Jane Ritchie, circa 1978
6
14
Oversized School Paper from Box 3, Folder 23, circa 1933
OV 11

Series 4: Committee and Organization Files , 1948-1971
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

Andrew Ritchie served on many advisory panels, trustee boards, councils, board of directors, and committees during his career, and the materials related to those activities are included in this series. There are meeting minutes, bulletins, reports, and studies, though the bulk of the material is correspondence. Some of the more voluminous and noteworthy committees and organizations include the College Art Association's study on "The Visual Arts in Higher Education" as well as the Museum of Modern Art's committee on museum collections. There are also a few folders on club memberships.
This series is organized alphabetically by the name of the organization or committee.
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American Federation of the Arts, 1963-1967
6
15
Archives of American Art, New York Committee, 1958-1966
6
16
Artists Equity Association, 1949-1956
6
17
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1952-1970
6
18-20
Brandeis University Board of Overseers, 1965-1967
6
21
Brandeis University Sculpture Award Jury, 1968-1970
6
22
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Meeting Minutes, 1948-1949
6
23
College Art Association
Museum Training Conference, 1949
6
24
Advisory Committee, 1960-1969
6
25
Report, 1966
6
26
"Visual Arts in Higher Education" Study, Ford Foundation Grant, 1961
6
27
"Visual Arts in Higher Education," Pre-Study Meeting Summaries, 1962-1963
6
28
"Visual Arts in Higher Education," Research File, 1962-1963
6
29
"Visual Arts in Higher Education," Copy of Report, circa 1963
6
30
"Visual Arts in Higher Education," Charts and Tables, circa 1963
6
31
"Visual Arts in Higher Education," Correspondence, 1964-1971
6
32
College Art Association, "Visual Arts in Higher Education" Correspondence, 1966-1967
7
1
Commission on the Humanities Sub-Committee, 1963-1965
7
2
Commission on the Humanities Report, 1963
7
3
Committee on Government and Art, 1950-1957
7
4-5
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1966-1970
7
6
Federal Aviation Agency Art Advisory Panel, 1961-1965
7
7
First National City Bank Art Collection Review Panel, 1969
7
8
Limestone Trout Club, 1970
7
9
Lincoln Center Art Committee, 1960-1966
7
10
Metropolitan Museum of Art Committee for Centennial Celebration, 1969-1970
7
11
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1959
7
12
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Photographs of Art, 1959
7
13
Museum of Modern Art Committee on Museum Collections, 1951-1957
7
14-16
National Council of Churches Commission on Art, 1957-1959
7
17
National Council on the Arts and Government, 1960-1969
7
18
Princeton University Art Museum Advisory Council, 1968-1971
7
19
Rhode Island School of Design Fine Arts Committee, 1964-1969
7
20
University of Notre Dame Art Gallery Advisory Council, 1968-1971
7
21
Virgina Museum of Fine Arts Selection Committee, 1959-1960
7
22
Yale University Art Gallery, 1957-1971
7
23
"Yale, Your Neighbor" Radio Program Transcript, 1961
7
24
Yale Conference on British Art, 1965
7
25
Yale Center for British Art, 1966-1977
7
26-27
Yale Center for British Art, Arrangement of the Mellon Collection, circa 1967
7
28
Yale Club of New York, 1963-1970
7
29

Series 5: Exhibition and Project Files , 1949-1978
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 7-9, OV 12

This series includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, catalogs, and assorted documents related to art projects and numerous exhibitions for which Andrew Ritchie curated, planned, wrote, or judged. Some of the projects and exhibitions in this series include the Alfred E. Burr Memorial in Connecticutt, the Middelheim Sculpture exhibition in 1971, and the Western Round Table on Modern Art in 1949.
This series is arranged alphabetically by project title.
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Aid to Special Exhibitions Program, 1970
7
30
Alfred E. Burr Memorial, 1971-1972
Oversized material housed in OV 12.
7
31-32
Alfred E. Burr Memorial Photographs of Fountain, circa 1972
7
33
Bill to Establish a National Registry of Art, 1966
7
34
Carnegie Program on American Art, 1957
7
35
Centurions Sculpture Show, 1977
7
36
Ford Foundation Arts Consultant, 1971-1973
8
1
Ford Foundation Catalogs Program, 1971-1972
8
2
"German Art of the 20th Century" (1957), 1956-1957
8
3-4
Middelheim Sculpture Exhibition (1971), 1970-1971
Correspondence and Planning, 1970-1971
8
5
Financial Material, 1971
8
6
"Installation and Assembly Manual" and Photographs of Art, 1971
8
7-8
Niagara Frontier Convocation, 1951
8
9-10
O'Hare Field Mural Project, 1963
8
11
Oscar B. Cintas Estate Collection, 1962
8
12
Oscar B. Cintas Estate Collection Photographs, 1962
8
13
Portland Art Museum Sculpture Purchase Program, 1978
8
14
Portland Art Museum Sculpture Purchase Program Photographs of Art, 1978
8
15
Protecting Museum Collections from Bombing, 1950
8
16
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Correspondence with University of East Anglia, 1975-1978
8
17
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Opening, 1978
8
18
Sao Paulo Bienal Jury, 1967-1968
8
19
Seattle Bank Building Art Consultant, 1968-1971
8
20
Southern Illinois University Seminar, 1961
8
21
Stone Mountain Memorial Project, 1958-1960
Oversized material housed in OV 12.
8
22
U.S. Information Agency Modern Sculpture (1960), 1957-1961
8
23-24
Westchester Art Society Juried Exhibition (1970), 1970-1971
8
25
Western Round Table on Modern Art
Correspondence and Planning, 1949
8
26
Transcript of Panel Discussions, 1949
8
27
Western Round Table on Modern Art Printed Material, 1949
9
1
Miscellaneous Sculpture Data Sheets, circa 1955
9
2
Oversized Alfred Burr Memorial Plans from Box 7, Folder 31, 1971-1972
OV 12
Oversized Stone Mountain Memorial Scale Drawing from Box 8, Folder 22, circa 1959
OV 12

Series 6: Teaching Files , 1957-1974
0.5 Linear feet
Box 9

This series consists of Ritchie's teaching files, the bulk of which documents the Museum Training Fellowship, a curatorial training program at the Yale University Art Gallery. There are also folders documenting Ritchie's professorship at Williams College and as a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Sydney and the University of East Anglia. File contents vary but often contain correspondence, program outlines, course materials, recommendations, and a few student papers.
Description Container Select
Museum Training Fellowship
Correspondence, 1958-1968
9
3-4
Course Material, 1963-1966
9
5
Hunter, Robert, 1964-1967
9
6
Mitchell, William, 1967-1969
9
7
Yassin, Robert A., 1966-1968
9
8
University of East Anglia Scholar in Residence, 1969-1970
9
9
University of East Anglia Staff Housing Floor Plans, 1970
9
10
University of Sydney, 1971-1972
9
11-12
Williams College Correspondence, 1970-1971
9
13
Williams College Course Material, 1972-1974
9
14-15
Recommendations, 1957-1970
9
16
Guggenheim Foundation Recommendations, 1958-1971
9
17
Student Papers and Notes, 1965-1974
9
18

Series 7: Printed Material , 1928-1978
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 9-10

The bulk of the printed material consists of news clippings, some of which are arranged by subject, along with articles by Andrew Ritchie, press releases, magazines, bulletins, and a few exhibition catalogs.
This series is arranged by document type. Some of the news clippings are arranged by subject and others are arranged chronologically.
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Articles by Andrew Ritchie, 1939-1953
9
19
Albright Art Gallery Clippings, 1942-1951
9
20
Art Institute of Chicago 20th Century Sculpture Exhibition Clippings, 1953
9
21
Black Mountain College and Joseph Albers Clippings, 1935-1946
9
22
Dunn International Exhibition Clippings, 1963
9
23
Edouard Vuillard Exhibition Clippings, 1954
9
24
Mellon Gift to Yale Clippings, 1966
9
25
William Zorach Clippings and Printed Material, circa 1938-1956
9
26
Yale Art Gallery Book Review Clippings, 1972-1973
9
27
Yale Art Gallery Director Appointment Clippings, 1956-1957
9
28
News Clippings, 1945-1971
9
29-30
News Clippings, 1976-1978
10
1
Albright Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogs, 1943
10
2
Press Releases, 1949-circa 1950
10
3
Magazines, 1947-1972
10
4
Assorted Programs and Booklets, 1928-1963
10
5

Series 8: Photographs , 1935-1982
0.9 Linear feet
Box 10, OV 13

This series mostly consists of black and white photographs of Andrew Ritchie and his wife with artists, friends, and colleagues at art openings and events. There is one small album of photographs of a birthday party for Jane Ritchie. There are numerous formal portraits of Andrew Ritchie at various points in his career, some of which were taken by the photographer Hans Namuth, and a few portraits of artists. Also included are photographs of artwork. The photographs of events contain images of Ritchie with artists and colleagues. Most of the photographs have annotations written on the verso identifying people, but not much information on the events or locations.
This series is arranged by subject.
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Album of Jane Ritchie's Birthday Party, 1967
10
6
Jane and Andrew Ritchie Portraits, circa 1935-circa 1950
10
7
Andrew Ritchie Portraits for the Museum of Modern Art, 1949-1957
10
8
Andrew Ritchie Portraits by Hans Namuth, circa 1953
Oversized material housed in OV 13.
10
9
Andrew Ritchie Portraits with Artwork, 1960-1965
10
10
Andrew Ritchie Portraits for Yale Art Gallery, circa 1960-circa 1970
10
11
Andrew Ritchie Photographs by Russell Lynes, 1969
10
12
Assorted Andrew Ritchie Portraits, circa 1950-circa 1970
10
13
Canaan House and Unidentified Houses, circa 1950-circa 1970
10
14
Group Portraits of Artists with Andrew Ritchie, circa 1950-circa 1960
10
15
Portraits of Artists and Colleagues, circa 1950-1982
10
16
Unidentified Artists and Colleagues, circa 1950-circa 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 13.
10
17
Antwerp Trip, 1971
10
18
Artwork from Andrew Ritchie Collection, circa 1970
10
19
Ciborium at Victoria and Albert Museum, circa 1950-circa 1970
10
20
Ciboria and Medieval Art, circa 1950-circa 1970
10
21-23
Ciboria and Medieval Art Negatives, circa 1950-circa 1970
10
24
George Rickey Sculpture Installation at Yale, 1970
10
25
Henry Moore Sculpture Installation at Yale, 1960
10
26
Artists and Others with Henry Moore Sculpture, circa 1960
Includes images of Andrew Ritchie, artists, and donors with the sculpture.
10
27
Henry Moore Sculptures, 1966-1972
10
28
Mellon Collection Opening, circa 1966
10
29
Willem de Kooning Springs Fireplace Studio, circa 1965
10
30
Art Openings and Events, circa 1950-circa 1970
10
31-33
Assorted Personal Photographs, circa 1930-circa 1960
Includes images of relatives, family gatherings, and events.
10
34
Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1950-circa 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 13.
10
35
Oversized Andrew Ritchie Portraits from Box 10, Folder 9, circa 1953
OV 13
Oversized Photographs of Artists and Colleagues from Box 10, Folder 17, circa 1950-circa 1970
OV 13
Oversized Photograph from Box 10, Folder 35, circa 1950-circa 1970
OV 13

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