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Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940

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Series 2: Department of Fine Arts , 1896-1940
31.6 Linear feet
Boxes 153-184, OV 268

Department of Fine Arts consists of internal art and artist lists, correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports. These files were begun under John Beatty's tenure and streamlined under Homer Saint-Gaudens' directorship to track activities directly related to the museum's interoffice affairs. Some of the discontinued files include research on the programming and business activities of other museums, remodeling and furnishing plans for the museum's galleries, and office supplier contact information. File headings retained under Saint-Gaudens focus on art considered and purchased for the permanent collection, employee records, exhibition proposals and loans, Fine Arts Committee minutes, museum programming and publications, press releases, requests for images, and requests for general information.
This series also includes information regarding the various educational programs for children and adults, including lectures, gallery talks, Saturday morning classes, fine art extension classes, guided tours, and outreach to local schools. Additionally, budget estimates, reports on employee tasks and assignments, resume submissions, Museum of Art general planning memoranda, and requests to the Carnegie Institute buildings and grounds department can also be found.
From 1907 to 1940, these files were originally boxed in two year periods, and within that, arranged numerically according to the star (*) filing number assigned by the Museum of Art. Records dating from 1895-1906 were boxed separately. All records have been rearranged into an alphabetical folder heading order with all the years merged and organized into chronological order.
Description Container Select
Advertising, undated, 1922
153
32
Appraisal, Okamoto collection, 1922
153
33
Appraisal, Watson, D.T. collection, 1916-1917
153
34
Art societies, 1913
153
35
Art societies, officers, 1911
153
36
Art, lists, undated, 1896
2 Folders
153
37-38
Artists, medal designers, 1914, undated
153
39
Artists, medal designers, A-Z, 1918
153
40
Artists, medal designers, A-Z, 1919-1922
153
41
Artists, medal designers, A. Godard, 1918
153
42
Artists, medal designers, Bayes, Robert, 1918
153
43
Artists, medal designers, Charpentier, Alexandre L.M., 1918
153
44
Artists, medal designers, John W. Goscombe, 1918
153
45
Artists, medal designers, MacKennal, Bertram, 1918
153
46
Artists, medal designers, Peter, Victor, 1918
153
47
Artists, medal designers, Roche, Pierre, 1918
153
48
Artists, medal designers, Spicer-Simson, Theodore, 1918-1919
153
49
Artists, miniature painters, 1930, undated
153
50
Artists, muralists, 1933, 1937-1939
153
51
Artists, Pennsylvania, 1939-1940
153
52
Artists, Pittsburgh, undated, 1910
154
1
Artists, portrait painters, 1924, 1928-1940
2 Folders
154
2-3
Artists, refugees, 1940
154
4
Artists, war relief, 1917-1919
2 Folders
154
5-6
Artists, wood engravers, 1919-1923, 1913-1915
2 Folders
154
7-8
Attendance, 1920-1921
154
9
Billboards, 1920, 1913-1914, 1924-1925
4 Folders
154
10-13
Board of Trustees, 1914, 1910, 1896, 1907-1908, 1904, 1931, 1917-1918, 1921-1922
154
14
Booksellers, 1910-1918, 1921-1922, 1926
5 Folders
154
15-19
Children's Museum of Art, correspondence, 1919
154
20
Children's Museum of Art, programming, 1919
154
21
Children's Museum of Art, correspondence, 1920
154
22
Children's Museum of Art, programming, 1920
154
23
Children's Museum of Art, correspondence, 1921-1922
154
24
Children's Museum of Art, exhibitions, 1921
154
25
Children's Museum of Art, programming, 1921-1922
154
26
Children's Museum of Art, correspondence, 1923
154
27
Children's Museum of Art, programming, 1925-1928, 1930, 1932
154
28
Children's programs, A-Z, 1912, undated
154
29
Children's programs, Boston Public Library, 1907
154
30
Children's programs, Carnegie Institute, 1914-1918, 1907
2 Folders
154
31-32
Children's programs, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1918-1922
154
33
Children's programs, John Herron Art Institute, 1918-1919
154
34
Children's programs, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920-1922, 1918
154
35
Children's programs, Toledo Museum of Art, 1916, 1914, 1918-1919
154
36
Children's programs, Worcester Art Museum, 1919
154
37
Classes, Children's Saturday Morning, 1924-1925
154
38
Classes, Children's Saturday Morning, 1928-1935
2 Folders
154
39-40
Classes, Children's Saturday Morning, 1936, 1939-1940
2 Folders
155
1-2
Classes, sketching, 1934-1937, 1939-1940
155
3
Collectors, Pittsburgh, 1933
155
4
Color prints, 1932-1940, 1916, 1918, 1921-1928
3 Folders
155
5-7
Congress, correspondence, 1917
2 Folders
155
8-9
Director's Report, 1903
234
21-24
Director's Report, 1906, 1908
234
25
Donors, 1927-1935
5 Folders
155
10-14
Donors, 1936-1938
2 Folders
155
15-16
Educational activities, 1922, 1926-1927, 1933
155
17
Educational outreach, 1912-1916, 1903
3 Folders
155
18-20
Educational outreach, 1917-1920
11 Folders
155
21-31
Educational outreach, 1921-1922
7 Folders
155
32-38
Educational outreach, 1923
155
39
Educational outreach, 1923
6 Folders
156
1-6
Educational outreach, 1924
7 Folders
156
7-13
Educational outreach, 1925
3 Folders
156
14-16
Educational outreach, 1926
6 Folders
156
17-22
Educational outreach, 1927
4 Folders
156
23-26
Educational outreach, 1927
157
1
Educational outreach, 1928
3 Folders
157
2-4
Educational outreach, 1929-1930
8 Folders
157
5-12
Educational outreach, 1931
4 Folders
157
13-16
Educational outreach, 1932
3 Folders
157
17-19
Educational outreach, 1933-1934
6 Folders
157
20-25
Educational outreach, undated, 1935-1936
157
26-28
Employment, 1910-1914
2 Folders
157
29-30
Employment, 1915-1920
6 Folders
158
1-6
Employment, 1921-1925
5 Folders
158
7-11
Employment, 1926-1930
5 Folders
158
12-16
Employment, 1931-1934
4 Folders
158
17-20
Employment, 1935-1937
5 Folders
158
21-25
Employment, 1938-1940
3 Folders
158
26-28
Engravings, prints, and watercolors, 1916-1922
5 Folders
158
29-33
Engravings, prints, and watercolors, 1921-1931
6 Folders
159
1-6
Engravings, prints, and watercolors, 1932-1940
5 Folders
159
7-11
Essay contest, 1922-1924
2 Folders
159
12-13
Essay contest, 1925-1929, 1922-1923
4 Folders
159
14-17
Exhibits, furnishings, 1916-1920
7 Folders
159
18-24
Exhibits, furnishings, 1924-1930, 1932-1934, 1936-1938, 1921-1922
5 Folders
159
25-29
Exhibits, furnishings, 1939
2 Folders
159
30-31
Exhibits, furnishings, 1939-1940
3 Folders
160
1-3
Exhibits, proposed, 1916-1923
5 Folders
160
4-8
Exhibits, proposed, 1924-1932
5 Folders
160
9-13
Exhibits, proposed, 1933-1936
3 Folders
160
14-16
Exhibits, proposed, 1937-1938
4 Folders
160
17-20
Exhibits, proposed, 1939-1940
4 Folders
160
21-24
Exhibits, requests for loans, 1908-1910, undated
160
25
Fine Arts Committee, 1904, 1906-1922
5 Folders
160
26-30
Fine Arts Committee, 1922-1924
4 Folders
161
1-4
Fine Arts Committee, 1925-1930
5 Folders
161
5-9
Fine Arts Committee, 1931-1935
6 Folders
161
10-15
Fine Arts Committee, 1937-1940
6 Folders
161
16-21
Fine Arts Committee, actions, 1906-1909
161
22
Fine Arts Committee, contemporary art for purchase, 1930-1932
161
23
Fine Arts Committee, general information, 1910-1911, 1907, 1913-1914
161
24
Founder's Day, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1917, 1932, 1907-1908
3 Folders
161
25-27
Frame restoration, 1939-1940, 1932-1934, 1921, 1919
161
28
Gallery talks, 1920-1923
3 Folders
161
29-31
Gallery talks, 1921-1922
11 Folders
162
1-11
Gallery talks, 1923
4 Folders
162
12-15
Gallery talks, 1924-1927
5 Folders
162
16-20
Gallery talks, 1928-1932
5 Folders
162
21-25
Gallery talks, 1933-1935
3 Folders
162
26-28
General information, 1940, 1921, 1929-1930
2 Folders
163
6-7
Gift appeals, 1917-1918
163
8
Insurance, 1924, 1926, 1917, 1922, 1939-1940, 1931, 1933
163
9
Lantern slides/photographs, 1917-1925
5 Folders
163
10-14
Lantern slides/photographs, 1926
3 Folders
163
15-17
Lantern slides/photographs, 1927
6 Folders
163
18-23
Lantern slides/photographs, 1928
3 Folders
163
24-26
Lantern slides/photographs, 1929-1930
2 Folders
163
27-28
Lantern slides/photographs, 1929-1930
2 Folders
164
1-2
Lantern slides/photographs, 1931-1934
5 Folders
164
3-7
Lantern slides/photographs, 1935-1940
6 Folders
164
8-13
Lectures, 1915-1918, 1920-1923
5 Folders
164
14-18
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1922-1923
2 Folders
164
19-20
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1924
4 Folders
164
21-24
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1925
2 Folders
164
25-26
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1925
2 Folders
165
1-2
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1926
6 Folders
165
3-8
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1927
5 Folders
165
9-13
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1928-1929
5 Folders
165
14-18
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1930-1932
5 Folders
165
19-23
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1933
2 Folders
165
24-25
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1934
165
26
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1934
2 Folders
166
1-2
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1935-1936
4 Folders
166
3-6
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1937-1938
2 Folders
166
7-8
Lectures, Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1939-1940
4 Folders
166
9-12
Lectures, transcripts, 1917
2 Folders
166
13-14
Loans, 1925-1928
5 Folders
166
15-19
Loans, 1929-1930
4 Folders
166
20-23
Loans, 1931-1934
4 Folders
166
24-27
Loans, 1935-1936
4 Folders
167
1-4
Loans, 1937-1938
4 Folders
167
5-8
Loans, 1939-1940
4 Folders
167
9-12
Loans, 1939, 1937, 1931, 1934-1935
167
13
Mailing lists, 1921-1940
6 Folders
167
15-20
Mailing lists, 1913
167
14
Media, film, and phonographs, 1916-1924
4 Folders
167
21-24
Memberships, 1922
167
25
Memorial, Hamerschlag, Arthur, 1927-1928
167
26
Mimeographs, 1916-1919
3 Folders
167
27-29
Models, Greek architecture, 1932-1933, 1920
4 Folders
167
30-33
Museum finances, 1931-1932
2 Folders
167
34-35
Museum finances, 1933
168
1
Museums, directors, 1907
168
2
Museums, permits, 1926
168
3
Museums, recent purchases, 1930-1931
168
4
Office memorandum, 1914-1922
168
5
Office supplies, 1924-1925, 1916-1922, 1932-1933
5 Folders
168
6-10
Office supplies, estimates, undated, 1915-1917
168
11
Patrons Art Fund, 1922-1940
4 Folders
168
12-15
Period Room, 1926
168
16
Permanent collection, architecture, 1904-1906
6 Folders
168
17-22
Permanent collection, catalogs, undated, 1903
168
23
Permanent collection, colonial objects, 1918-1921
3 Folders
168
24-26
Permanent collection, inspection reports, 1902-1905
168
27
Permanent collection, labels, 1935-1940, 1923-1933
3 Folders
168
28-30
Permanent collection, objects, 1918-1920, 1911
168
31
Permanent collection, objects for sale, 1918-1922
2 Folders
169
1-2
Permanent collection, photographs, 1916, 1918-1926
5 Folders
169
3-7
Permanent collection, photographs, 1927-1930
5 Folders
169
8-12
Permanent collection, photographs, 1931-1935
6 Folders
169
13-18
Permanent collection, photographs, 1936-1940
5 Folders
169
19-23
Permanent collection, purchases, 1897-1901, 1917-1922
6 Folders
169
24-29
Permanent collection, sculpture, 1902, undated
2 Folders
169
30-31
Permanent collection, sculpture, 1905
170
1
Picture restorations, 1937-1940, 1923-1935
4 Folders
170
2-5
Posters, 1916, 1925, 1928
Oversized material housed in OV 268
170
6
Posters, American Lithographic Company, 1920
170
7
Posters, Dryden, Helen, 1916
170
8
Posters, Einson Litho, 1920
170
9
Posters, Elliott Brewer, 1926
170
10
Posters, Foringer, A.E., 1916
170
11
Posters, Hewlett, J. Monroe, 1916
170
12
Posters, Metcalf, Louis R., 1925
170
13
Posters, Parrish, Maxfield, 1916-1917
170
14
Posters, Pynson Printers, 1927
170
15
Posters, Rogers and Company, 1916-1919
170
16
Posters, Treidler, Adolph, 1916
170
17
Posters, Typographic Library and Museum, 1926
170
18
Posters, William Edwin Rudge Printing, 1921-1928, 1920
4 Folders
170
19-22
Posters, William G. Johnston Company, 1926
170
23
Posters, Wolfson, William, 1926-1927
170
24
Press releases, 1896-1917
3 Folders
171
25-27
Press releases, 1907-1912
5 Folders
171
28-32
Press releases, 1913
2 Folders
171
33-34
Press releases, 1925
7 Folders
172
1-7
Press releases, 1926
6 Folders
172
8-13
Press releases, 1927
7 Folders
172
14-20
Press releases, 1928
6 Folders
172
21-26
Press releases, 1929
8 Folders
173
1-8
Press releases, 1930
6 Folders
173
9-14
Press releases, 1931
7 Folders
173
15-21
Press releases, 1932
3 Folders
173
22-24
Press releases, 1933
3 Folders
173
25-27
Press releases, 1933
2 Folders
174
1-2
Press releases, 1934
4 Folders
174
3-6
Press releases, 1935
6 Folders
174
7-12
Press releases, 1936
7 Folders
174
13-19
Press releases, 1937
8 Folders
174
20-27
Press releases, 1938
174
28
Press releases, 1938
7 Folders
175
1-7
Press releases, 1939
6 Folders
175
8-13
Press releases, 1940
7 Folders
175
14-20
Printers, companies, 1933-1935, 1916-1925, 1930, 1927-1928
2 Folders
175
21-22
Printers, companies, Benjamin Sherbow, 1919-1921
175
23
Printers, companies, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1917
175
24
Printers, companies, Davis and Warde Printers, 1916, undated
175
25
Printers, companies, Frederick W. Goudy, 1916-1917, undated
175
26
Printers, companies, Lanston Monotype Machine Co., 1922
175
27
Printers, companies, Liberty Show Printing Co., 1921, 1924, 1937
175
28
Printers, companies, Marchbanks Press, 1917-1919, 1920-1925
175
29
Printers, companies, Merrymount Press, 1917-1919, 1920-1925
2 Folders
175
30-31
Printers, companies, Murdoch, Kerr and Company, 1922-1923
175
32
Printers, companies, Norman T.A. Munder and Co., 1916-1918, 1920, 1924
2 Folders
175
33-34
Printers, companies, Ormiston Dick Co., 1917-1926
5 Folders
176
1-5
Printers, companies, Oswald Press Printers, 1916
176
6
Printers, companies, S.D. Warren Company, 1920
176
7
Printers, companies, Smith Brothers Company, 1921-1923
176
8
Printers, companies, William Edwin Rudge Printing, 1916, 1940, 1936-1937, 1934, 1918
176
9
Printers, estimates, 1907
176
10
Printing samples, 1917-1920
176
11
Publications, 1916-1919, 1914
176
12
Publications, undated, 1919-1921
6 Folders
176
13-18
Publications, 1939-1940
2 Folders
176
19-20
Publications, subscribers, 1930
176
21
Purchasers, instructions, 1916-1921, 1914
176
22
Remodel, 1925
176
23
Requests answered, 1914-1922
5 Folders
176
24-28
Requests answered, 1923
5 Folders
176
29-33
Requests answered, 1924
4 Folders
176
34-37
Requests answered, 1924
177
1
Requests answered, 1925
6 Folders
177
2-7
Requests answered, 1926
6 Folders
177
8-13
Requests answered, 1927
5 Folders
177
14-18
Requests answered, 1928
5 Folders
177
19-23
Requests answered, 1929
2 Folders
177
24-25
Requests answered, 1929
4 Folders
178
1-4
Requests answered, 1930
7 Folders
178
5-11
Requests answered, 1931
7 Folders
178
12-18
Requests answered, 1932
4 Folders
178
19-22
Requests answered, 1933
2 Folders
178
23-24
Requests answered, 1933
179
1
Requests answered, 1934
4 Folders
179
2-5
Requests answered, 1935
4 Folders
179
6-9
Requests answered, 1936
5 Folders
179
10-14
Requests answered, 1937
6 Folders
179
15-20
Requests answered, 1938
6 Folders
179
21-26
Requests answered, 1938
180
1
Requests answered, 1939
6 Folders
180
2-7
Requests answered, 1940
5 Folders
180
8-12
Requests received, 1913-1914
4 Folders
180
13-16
Requests received, 1915-1916
6 Folders
180
17-22
Requests received, 1917-1918
4 Folders
180
23-26
Requests received, 1919-1920
2 Folders
180
27-28
Requests received, 1919-1920
2 Folders
181
1-2
Requests received, 1921-1922
4 Folders
181
3-6
Requests received, 1923-1928
5 Folders
181
7-11
Requests received, 1929-1932
5 Folders
181
12-16
Requests received, 1933-1935
5 Folders
181
17-21
Requests received, 1936-1940
6 Folders
181
22-27
Roof ventilators, 1911
182
2
Scholarships, 1920-1921
2 Folders
182
3-4
Schools, extension cases, 1926, 1924, 1921
6 Folders
182
5-10
Schools, extension program, 1917-1918
4 Folders
182
11-14
Schools, extension program, undated, 1919-1921
3 Folders
182
15-17
Schools, lesson outlines, 1921-1933, 1918, 1937, 1935
5 Folders
182
8-22
Schools, photographs, 1908
182
23
Schools, teaching art, 1918, undated
182
24
Sculptures, 1938
182
25
Sculptures, 1918-1920
182
26
Stained glass, 1926-1927
182
27
Travel, reservations, 1927-1933
5 Folders
182
28-32
Travel, reservations, 1934-1940
3 Folders
182
33-35
War, art therepy, 1918
182
36
War, National War Work Council, 1918
182
37
War, National War Work Council, 1918
2 Folders
183
1-2
Works for sale, 1913-1915
5 Folders
183
3-7
Works for sale, 1916-1917
5 Folders
183
8-12
Works for sale, 1918-1920
4 Folders
183
13-16
Works for sale, 1921-1922
8 Folders
183
17-24
Works for sale, 1923-1927
5 Folders
183
25-29
Works for sale, 1927-1929
6 Folders
184
1-6
Works for sale, 1930-1934
5 Folders
184
7-11
Works for sale, 1935-1940
4 Folders
184
12-15
Oversized posters, circa 1910s-1920s, Undated
From Box 170, F6
OV 268

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