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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 15 series:

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Series 1: Personal Papers , 1838, 1920-1951
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 34

Series consists of material relating to the more personal aspects of McCausland's life, including appointment books and engagement calendars, scrapbooks, student papers, works printed on her private press in Springfield, Massachusetts, financial records, biographical material, and scattered memorabilia. Scrapbooks include one kept by McCausland, dating from 1937 to 1940, comprised of correspondence from Waldo Leland Cook, Art Young, Max Weber, and Edward Sternberg, clippings, and other printed material (which was disassembled at some previous point in time and exists now as loose items); and one kept by her mother, Belle Noble McCausland, dating from 1920 to 1943, comprised mostly of clippings and empty envelopes from letters received by McCausland (letters were removed at some previous point in time and can now be found amongst correspondence). Student papers include an honors paper written while an undergraduate at Smith College and a copy of her M.A. thesis published in Smith College Studies in Modern Languages (1922). Amongst the memorabilia is a sign from Lake George that, according to a note on it, was given to McCausland by Alfred Stieglitz, presumably some time during the 1930s.
Also found is material relating to the scrip McCausland received as payment for work at The Springfield Republican in 1933; a car trip McCausland made with Berenice Abbott in 1935; and a testimonial dinner for McCausland "in recognition of her work in the field of art criticism and of her efforts on behalf of all artists" which was held on May 28, 1945 at the Hotel Breevort in New York.
Personal papers are arranged in alphabetical order according to format.
This series is partially scanned; early academic records, tax records, duplicates, and poems written by others have not been scanned.
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Academic Records, 1942-1943
1
1
Appointment Books (See also Engagement Calendars)
Appointment Books, 1937
1
2
Appointment Books, 1938
1
3
Appointment Books, 1939
1
4
Appointment Books, 1940
1
5
Appointment Books, 1941
1
6
Appointment Books, 1942
1
7
Appointment Books, 1943
1
8
Appointment Books, 1945
1
9
Appointment Books, 1946
1
10
Appointment Books, 1948
1
11
Appointment Books, 1949
1
12
Biographical Material, 1942-1950
1
13
Book of Poems by Genevieve Taggard, undated
1
14
Curriculum Vitae Material, circa 1920-1951
1
15
Engagement Calendars (See also Appointment Books)
Engagement Calendars, 1947
1
16
Engagement Calendars, 1950
1
17
Financial Records, 1944-1946, 1950-1952
2
1
Income Taxes, 1943-1946, 1950
2
2
Memorabilia
Cover of The New York Mirror, 1838
Oversized item in Box 34
2
3
Sign Given to McCausland by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Oversized item in Box 34
2
4
Miscellaneous (includes childhood photographs), 1934-1935
2
5
Private Press, 1928-1933
2
6
Private Press, 1933
2
7
Private Press, 1934-1935
2
8
Private Press, Duplicates, 1928-1935
2
9-11
Recommendations, 1935-1936, 1951
2
12
Scrapbook Kept by Belle Noble McCausland, 1920-1943
2
13
Scrapbook, 1937-1940
2
14
Scrapbook, 1937-1940
2
15
Scrapbook, 1937-1940
2
16
Scrapbook, 1937-1940
2
17
Scrapbook, 1937-1940
2
18
The Springfield Republican, Scrip, circa 1933
2
19
Student Papers
Special Honors in English (B.A.), [1920]
2
20
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, 1922
2
21
M. A. Thesis, 1922
2
22
Testimonial Dinner for Elizabeth McCausland, 1945
2
23
Trip Made by Elizabeth McCausland and Berenice Abbott
"Log", 1935
2
24
Maps, 1935
2
25
Oversize, Memorabilia
Cover of The New York Mirror, 1838
Scanned with Box 2, Folder 3
34
Sign Given to McCausland by Alfred Stieglitz, 1930s
Scanned with Box 2, Folder 4
34

Series 2: Correspondence , 1923-1960
2.9 Linear feet
Boxes 2-5

Series consists primarily of McCausland's professional and, to a lesser extent, personal correspondence, which includes general, artist, and some family correspondence. Correspondence typically consists of letters to and copies of letters from McCausland, along with enclosures (such as clippings and other printed material; contracts, agreements, and other business and financial papers; and proposals and manuscripts) and related material (such as notes, illustrations, and writings). Correspondents include artists, art organizations, museums, curators, editors, publishers, scholars, research institutions, her agent (Mary Squire Abbot), friends, and her mother, Belle Noble McCausland. Correspondence largely documents McCausland's various professional activities as an art critic, art historian, and freelance writer, and her relationships with various figures of the art and publishing worlds before, during, and immediately after the Second World War.
General correspondence relates to articles and reviews that McCausland wrote for the Springfield Republican; to freelance articles she wrote over the years for various publications, including ones for Parnassus, The New Republic, and Magazine of Art, as well as yearly articles for various encyclopedias (such as Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Americana, and Collier Encyclopedia); and to various book projects, including Changing New York (1939), Careers in the Arts (1950), and ones on the artists E. L. Henry, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. General correspondence also relates to her teaching job at Sarah Lawrence College and other courses taught; to various editing projects, including photo-editing Carl Sandburg's Poems of the Midwest and the planned book Art and Advertising; her work as a research consultant on the American Processional exhibition and book, and on other exhibitions; and her involvement in various art and social organization, as well as her participation in various conferences. General correspondence largely documents McCausland's tireless efforts to drum up work, and to fund (through various grants and fellowships) and carry out her many research and writing projects.
Correspondence from particular artists, including Arthur Dove, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz, was maintained by McCausland in files separate from general correspondence. Artist correspondence documents her relationships with these artists - particularly well-documented are her relationships with Dove and Stieglitz - and the artists' reactions to her reviews of their shows. Files of artist correspondence also include some of McCausland's own notes on her feelings about or relationship with particular artists.
Family correspondence consists almost entirely of letters and copies of letters from McCausland to her mother, Belle Noble McCausland. These seem to have originated from the scrapbook kept by McCausland's mother which can be found amongst personal papers.
General correspondence is arranged in rough chronological order. Within individual yearly files, McCausland often grouped together letters to and from a particular correspondent; this existing organization has for the most part been maintained. Selected artist correspondence and family correspondence are arranged in files at the end of the series. Correspondence can also be found amongst research and writing files.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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General Correspondence, 1923-1927
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26
General Correspondence, 1928-1929
2
27
General Correspondence, 1930-1932
2
28
General Correspondence, 1933
2
29
General Correspondence, 1934
2
30
General Correspondence, 1935-1936
2
31
General Correspondence, 1937
2
32
General Correspondence, 1938
2
33
General Correspondence, 1939 January-August
2
34
General Correspondence, 1939 August-December
2
35
General Correspondence, 1940 January-April
2
36
General Correspondence, 1940 April-May
2
37
General Correspondence, 1940 May-October
2
38
General Correspondence, 1940 October-December
2
39
General Correspondence, 1941 January-May
2
40
General Correspondence, 1941 June-December
2
41
General Correspondence, 1942
2
42
General Correspondence, 1942
2
43
General Correspondence, 1942
2
44
General Correspondence, 1942
2
45
General Correspondence, 1942
2
46
General Correspondence, 1943 January-March
3
1
General Correspondence, 1943 March-April
3
2
General Correspondence, 1943 May-August
3
3
General Correspondence, 1943 August-October
3
4
General Correspondence, 1943 October-December
3
5
General Correspondence, 1944 January-February
3
6
General Correspondence, 1944 March
3
7
General Correspondence, 1944 April-June
3
8
General Correspondence, 1944 July-September
3
9
General Correspondence, 1944 October-November
3
10
General Correspondence, 1944 November-December
3
11
General Correspondence, 1945 January-March
3
12
General Correspondence, 1945 March-May
3
13
General Correspondence, 1945 June-July
3
14
General Correspondence, 1945 July-August
3
15
General Correspondence, 1945 August-September
3
16
General Correspondence, 1945 September-October
3
17
General Correspondence, 1945 October-November
3
18
General Correspondence, 1945 November
3
19
General Correspondence, 1945 November-December
3
20
General Correspondence, 1945 December
3
21
General Correspondence, 1946 January
3
22
General Correspondence, 1946 February
3
23
General Correspondence, 1946 March
3
24
General Correspondence, 1946 March
3
25
General Correspondence, 1946 April
3
26
General Correspondence, 1946 April-May
3
27
General Correspondence, 1946 May-June
3
28
General Correspondence, 1946 June-July
3
29
General Correspondence, 1946 July-August
3
30
General Correspondence, 1946 September-November
3
31
General Correspondence, 1946 November
3
32
General Correspondence, 1946 November-December
3
33
General Correspondence, 1947 January
3
34
General Correspondence, 1947 January-February
3
35
General Correspondence, 1947 March
3
36
General Correspondence, 1947 April
3
37
General Correspondence, 1947 May-June
3
38
General Correspondence, 1947 July-August
3
39
General Correspondence, 1947 August-October
3
40
General Correspondence, 1947 November-December
3
41
General Correspondence, 1948 January-April
3
42
General Correspondence, 1948 April-July
3
43
General Correspondence, 1948 August-November
3
44
General Correspondence, 1948 November-December
3
45
General Correspondence, 1949 January-February
4
1
General Correspondence, 1949 May-June
4
2
General Correspondence, 1949 June-September
4
3
General Correspondence, 1949 August-September
4
4
General Correspondence, 1949 September-October
4
5
General Correspondence, 1949 November
4
6
General Correspondence, 1949 November-December
4
7
General Correspondence, 1950 January-February
4
8
General Correspondence, 1950 February-April
4
9
General Correspondence, 1950 April-May
4
10
General Correspondence, 1950 May-June
4
11
General Correspondence, 1950 May-July
4
12
General Correspondence, 1950 July
4
13
General Correspondence, 1950 August-September
4
14
General Correspondence, 1950 September-November
4
15
General Correspondence, 1950 November-December
4
16
General Correspondence, 1950 December
4
17
General Correspondence, 1951 January
4
18
General Correspondence, 1951 January
4
19
General Correspondence, 1951 January-February
4
20
General Correspondence, 1951 February
4
21
General Correspondence, 1951 March-April
4
22
General Correspondence, 1951 April-May
4
23
General Correspondence, 1951 June-July
4
24
General Correspondence, 1951 July-September
4
25
General Correspondence, 1951 August-October
4
26
General Correspondence, 1951 October-December
4
27
General Correspondence, 1952 January-February
4
28
General Correspondence, 1952 February-May
4
29
General Correspondence, 1952 May-June
4
30
General Correspondence, 1952 June-July
4
31
General Correspondence, 1952 July-December
4
32
General Correspondence, 1953 January-February
4
33
General Correspondence, 1953 February-April
4
34
General Correspondence, 1953 April-June
4
35
General Correspondence, 1953 July-October
4
36
General Correspondence, 1953 October-December
4
37
General Correspondence, 1954 January-March
4
38
General Correspondence, 1954 March-May
4
39
General Correspondence, 1954 May-November
4
40
General Correspondence, 1954 November-December
4
41
General Correspondence, 1955 January-March
5
1
General Correspondence, 1955 March-August
5
2
General Correspondence, 1955 August-September
5
3
General Correspondence, 1955 September-December
5
4
General Correspondence, 1956 January-June
5
5
General Correspondence, 1956 July-December
5
6
General Correspondence, 1957
5
7
General Correspondence, 1958
5
8
General Correspondence, 1959-1960
5
9
General Correspondence, circa 1923-1960
5
10
Artist Correspondence
Dove, Arthur, 1933-1934
5
11
Dove, Arthur, 1934-1938
5
12
Eilshemius, Louis, 1935-1937
5
13
Enters, Angna, 1928-1935
5
14
Hartley, Marsden, 1939
5
15
O'Keeffe, Georgia, [1933]-1935
5
16
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1931-1933
5
17
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1933-1934
5
18
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1934-1938
5
19
Various, 1937-1943
Includes letters from Alexander Calder, Howard Cook, Alice Decker, Rockwell Kent, Fernando Puma, Moses Soyer, Sylvia Wald, and Art Young.
5
20
Family Correspondence (Letters to Belle Noble McCausland), 1927
5
21
Family Correspondence (Letters to Belle Noble McCausland), 1928-1932
5
22
Family Correspondence (Letters to Belle Noble McCausland), 1934-1935, 1943, 1948
5
23

Series 3: General Writings , circa 1930-1954
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

This series comprises some of McCausland's general writings apart from those related to specific research projects, including speeches and lectures, poems, and scattered essays and articles. Speeches and lectures include ones on art criticism and patronage, on the artist Marsden Hartley, and on various art topics given at various universities, conferences, meetings, and other events from 1940 to the mid-1950s. Poems most likely date from the 1930s and include manuscripts of individual poems and titled collections, which McCausland may have published on her own private press. Also found are some unpublished manuscripts, including two "dummy" articles written for a proposed magazine at the request of Bob Rogers and some material relating to a proposed book on silk screen, and a manuscript of an article on scientific photography by Willard D. Morgan, which may have been ghostwritten by McCausland.
General writings are arranged alphabetically. Related material can be found amongst research and writing files and correspondence.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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"The Effect of Art on Freedom of Expression", 1941
5
24
Essays and Speeches on Art Criticism, 1946
5
25
Essays and Speeches on Art Criticism, 1946
5
26
Essays and Speeches on Art Criticism, 1946
5
27
Essays and Speeches on Patronage, 1945-1953
5
28
Essays and Speeches on Patronage, 1945-1953
5
29
Ghostwriting, circa 1930-1954
5
30
Miscellaneous, 1934-1946
5
31
Miscellaneous, 1934-1936
5
32
On the "Blue Menace", 1928
5
33
Poems, early 1930s-1950
5
34
Poems, early 1930s-1950
5
35
Poems, Manuscripts
No Returning (1), circa 1930-1954
5
36
Jungle (2), circa 1930-1954
5
37
Autumn Interlude (3), circa 1930-1954
5
38
Return to Life (4), circa 1930-1954
5
39
From September, 1935
5
40
"The Return of the Native" (Lecture on Marsden Hartley), 1952
5
41
"Roots of American Art," Drafts, 1953
5
42
"Roots of American Art," Drafts, 1953
5
43
"Roots of American Art," Drafts, 1953
5
44
Speeches, Manuscripts, 1938-1940, undated
5
45
Speeches, Manuscripts, 1938-1940, undated
5
46
Speeches, Manuscripts, 1945-1948
5
47
Speeches, Manuscripts, 1945-1948
5
48
Speeches, Manuscripts, 1945-1948
5
49
Speeches, Notecards, 1940-1945
5
50
Speeches, Notecards, 1940-1945
5
51
Speeches, Notecards, 1940-1945
5
52
Speeches, Notecards, circa 1945-1946
6
1
Speeches, Notecards, circa 1945-1946
6
2
Speeches, Notecards, 1952-1954
6
3
Speeches, Notecards, 1952-1954
6
4
Speeches, Notecards, 1952-1954
6
5
Unpublished Manuscripts, 1935-1947
6
6
Unpublished Manuscripts, 1935-1947
6
7
"Windward Feather", 1927
6
8
Writings by Others, circa 1930-1954
6
9

Series 4: Alfred H. Maurer , 1851-1951, bulk 1948-1950
3.7 Linear feet
Boxes 6-9

Series consists of files relating to McCausland's research for the exhibition, "A. H. Maurer: 1868-1932" (Walker Art Center, September 11-October 16, 1949 and Whitney Museum of American Art, November 6-December 11, 1949), which she helped organize and for which she did the catalog, and her book, A. H. Maurer, which was published for the Walker Art Center by A. A. Wyn in 1951. Files consist of correspondence, drafts and manuscripts of the exhibition catalog and book, and extensive research material, including photographs of Maurer's paintings (organized according either to the year they were executed and to their subject matter), photographs of the artist, notes on his life and work (typically organized according to time period or period of execution), notes on his correspondence, and other material. Also found is some Maurer art work.
Correspondence consists of incoming and copies of outgoing letters. Correspondents include Walker Art Center staff, friends and family of Maurer contacted as part of McCausland's research (his sister Eugenia Maurer Fuerstenberg and his nephew Alfred S. Maurer, and former friends Fra Dana, Pierre Daura, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Grace Phillips, among others), publishers, museums, research institutions, and other instrumental figures, such as Hudson Walker and Lloyd Goodrich. The contents of many correspondence files are arranged in reverse chronological order.
The largest portion of the Maurer files are devoted to photographs of his paintings (not scanned). These seem to have been collected as part of an effort to record "about a thousand Maurers," which were photographed in small batches of four or six at a time. These photographs were then used, in conjunction with available documentation, to date Maurer's works based on style, and have not been scanned. Other photographs used in the research seem to have been copied from Maurer's friends and family members.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
The series has been partially scanned. Photographs of works of art have not been scanned.
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A. H. Maurer
First Draft, introduction-pp. 33, 1949
6
10
First Draft, pp. 4-35, 1949
6
11
First Draft, pp. 36-62, 1949
6
12
First Draft, pp. 63-95, 1949
6
13
First Draft, pp. 96-136, 1949
6
14
First Draft, pp. 137-174, 1949
6
15
First Draft, pp. 175-209, 1949
6
16
First Draft, pp. 210-appendix, 1949
6
17
Foreword, Draft, circa 1950
6
18
Prologue, Draft, circa 1950
6
19
Chapter 1, Draft, circa 1950
6
20
Chapter 2, Draft, circa 1950
6
21
Chapter 3, Draft, circa 1950
6
22
Chapter 4, Draft, circa 1950
6
23
Chapter 5, Draft, circa 1950
6
24
Chapter 6, Draft, circa 1950
6
25
Chapter 7, Draft, circa 1950
6
26
Chapter 8, Draft, circa 1950
6
27
Epilogue, Draft, circa 1950
6
28
Footnotes, circa 1950
6
29
Notes, Front of Book, 1948-1949
6
30
Notes, Corrections, circa 1950
6
31
Proofs and Miscellaneous, 1951
6
32
Art Work
Linoleum Cut Prints, 1924
6
33
Linoleum Cut Prints (Exhibition Announcements), 1927-1928
6
34
Linoleum Cut on Broadside by Sherwood Anderson, circa 1900-1951
6
35
Tempera Sketches, circa 1900-1951
6
36
Watercolor Sketch, circa 1900-1951
6
37
Captions for Illustrations, circa 1949
6
38
Catalog Essay
Notes, 1949
6
39
First Draft, 1949
6
40
Second Draft, 1949
6
41
Third Draft, 1949
6
42
Clippings on Maurer, 1924, 1934
6
43
Copies of Maurer's Medical Records (See also General and Medical Research), circa 1948
6
44
Copy for Catalog with Letters and Memos, 1949
6
45
Copy for Catalog with Letters and Memos, 1949
6
46
Copy for Catalog with Letters and Memos, 1949
6
47
Correspondence
A-C, 1948-1949
6
48
Catalog, 1949
6
49
Catalog, 1949
6
50
D, 1948-1949
6
51
Dana, Fra, 1948
6
52
Defenbacher, Dan (Walker Art Center), 1948-1949
6
53
Defenbacher, Dan (Walker Art Center), 1948-1949
6
54
E, 1948
6
55
Friedman, William (Walker Art Center), 1949
6
56
Fuerstenberg, Eugenia Maurer, 1948-1949
6
57
Fuerstenberg, Eugenia Maurer, 1948-1949
6
58
G, 1948
6
59
Geske, Norman A. (Walker Art Center), 1948-1949
6
60
H, 1948-1949
6
61
L-M, 1948-1951
6
62
Maurer Letters in Gertrude Stein Collection at Yale University, 1948-1949
Includes some correspondence with Alice B. Toklas.
6
63
N, 1949
6
64
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1948
6
65
P, 1948
6
66
Phillips, Grace A., 1948-1949
6
67
Photographs, 1948
6
68
R-T, 1931, 1948-1951
Includes letter to Maurer from Jack Gage Stark dated 1931.
7
1
U-V, 1948-1949
7
2
W, 1948-1949
7
3
Walker, Hudson, 1949
7
4
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1948-1949
Includes correspondence with Lloyd Goodrich regarding the manuscript for the Maurer biography.
7
5
Y-Z, 1948
7
6
Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1953
7
7
Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1953
7
8
Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1953
7
9
Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1953
7
10
Correspondence and Notes, "Leads", 1945, 1948
7
11
Exhibition Catalogs, Correspondence, and Clippings (from Eugenia Maurer Fuerstenberg), 1910-1937
7
12
Exhibition Catalogs, Correspondence, and Clippings (from Eugenia Maurer Fuerstenberg), 1910-1937
7
13
Expenses, 1948
7
14
Foreword to Maurer Catalog for Buchholz Gallery Exhibition, 1943
7
15
General and Medical Research, 1948
7
16
Interviews, 1948-1949
7
17
Interviews, 1948-1949
7
18
Interviews, 1948-1949
7
19
Interviews, 1948-1949
7
20
Invitation List, 1949
7
21
Maurer, Louis, 1932
7
22
Maurers in the Stieglitz Collection, 1948
7
23
Notes
Notes, 1948-1949
7
24
Notes, 1948-1949
7
25
Notes, 1948-1949
7
26
Notes, 1951
7
27
Esthetics, 1921, 1928, 1948
7
28
New York Public Library, circa 1948-1949
7
29
Paintings, Executed 1890-1940, 1948-1949
7
30
"Flowers," circa 1912, 1948-1949
7
31
Photographs, Personal
Maurer, Louis, circa 1920-1951
7
32
Memorabilia, circa 1920-1951
7
33
Miscellaneous, 1923
7
34
Paris, 1948
7
35
Portraits, 1948
7
36
Shady Brook, 1948
7
37
Shady Brook, 1948
7
38
Studio, 1948
7
39
Photographs of Works of Art, Portraits by Other Artists, circa 1920-1951
7
40
Photographs, Unsorted, [1948]
7
41
Photographs of Paintings, [1948]
7
42-50
Photographs of Paintings
Executed 1890-1900, [1948-1949]
7
51
Executed 1890-circa 1908, [1948-1949]
7
52-53
Executed 1901-1902, [1948-1949]
7
54
Executed 1903-1904, [1948-1949]
7
55
Executed 1905, [1948-1949]
7
56
Executed circa 1908-1909, [1948-1949]
7
57
Executed 1915-1919, [1948-1949]
7
58
Executed circa 1920, [1948-1949]
8
1
Executed 1920-1921, [1948-1949]
8
2
Executed 1921-1923, [1948-1949]
8
3
Executed ante 1924, [1948-1949]
8
4
Executed 1924, [1948-1949]
8
5
Executed 1925, [1948-1949]
8
6-7
Executed 1926, [1948-1949]
8
8
Executed 1927, [1948-1949]
8
9
Executed circa 1927-1928, [1948-1949]
8
10-11
Executed 1928-1929, [1948-1949]
8
12
Executed 1930, [1948-1949]
8
13
Executed 1930-1932, [1948-1949]
8
14
Unknown Execution, [1948-1949]
8
15
Abstract Heads, [1948-1949]
8
16
"Double Paintings", [1948-1949]
8
17
Flowers, [1948-1949]
8
18-19
Flowers, unknown execution, [1948-1949]
8
20
Heads, [1948-1949]
8
21-24
Heads, Early, [1948-1949]
8
25-27
Heads, Early (Duplicates for Bertha Schaeffer), 1948
8
28
Landscapes, [1948-1949]
8
29-32
Miscellaneous, [1948-1949]
8
33-35
"Paris", [1948-1949]
8
36
[Prints for Illustrations?], [1948-1949]
9
1
Self-Portrait, Executed circa 1904, [1948-1949]
9
2
"Sports", [1948-1949]
9
3
Still Lifes, [1948-1949]
9
4-9
"Technical Appendix", [1948-1949]
9
10
Two Girls, [1948-1949]
9
11
Two Heads, [1948-1949]
9
12
"The Wrestlers", 1949
9
13
Photographs of Paintings File, 1948-1949
9
14-16
Photographs of Paintings File
Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1949
9
17
Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1949
9
18
Correx and Notes, 1948-1949
9
19
Correx and Notes, 1948-1949
9
20
List of Works by Louis Maurer, circa 1948-1949
9
21
Self-Portrait, 1948
9
22
Self-Portrait (owned by Paul Shaskan), 1943, 1948
9
23
Photographs of Prints and Drawings, 1948
9
24
Photographs Used for Dating Works, [1948-1949]
9
25
Plan for Maurer Exhibition, 1948
9
26
Plan for Maurer Exhibition, 1948
9
27
Plan for Maurer Exhibition, 1948
9
28
Plan for Maurer Exhibition, 1948
9
29
Research
Period of 1933-1936, [1948-1949]
9
30
Period of 1937-1939, [1948-1949]
9
31
Period of 1939-1947, [1948-1949]
9
32
Research Material, Memorabilia, [1948-1949]
9
33
Research Material, Paintings, 1948-1949
9
34
Research Material, Paintings
Executed 1905-1920, 1908, 1948
9
35
Executed 1921-1925, 1948-1949
9
36
Executed 1925-1928, 1948-1949
9
37
Executed 1925-1928, 1948-1949
9
38
Executed 1928-1932, 1948-1949
9
39
Executed 1928-1932, 1948-1949
9
40
Research Material, Portraits, [1948-1949]
9
41
Research Notes, 1948
9
42
Research Notes, 1948
9
43
Research Notes
Period of 1832-1874, 1851, 1933-1934, 1948-1949
9
44
Period of 1875-1900, circa 1933-circa 1949
9
45
Period of 1901-1905, 1948-1949
9
46
Period of 1905-1907, 1948-1949
9
47
Period of 1908-1910, 1908-1909, 1948-1949
9
48
Period of 1910-1923, 1908-1909, 1948-1949
9
49
Period of 1924-1927, 1924-1930, 1948-1949
9
50
Period of 1927-1930, 1924-1930, 1948-1949
9
51
Period of 1931, 1931, 1948-1949
9
52
Period of 1932, 1932, 1948-1949
9
53
Research Notes, Maurer Correspondence
Period of 1899 and 1908-1923, 1899, 1908-1910, 1948-1949
9
54
Period of 1924-1930, 1948-1949
9
55
Period of 1931-1932, 1948-1949
9
56
Reviews of Exhibition and Book, 1949, 1951
9
57
System of Dating Works, 1949
9
58

Series 5: American Processional , 1949-1951
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 10-11

This series consists of files relating to McCausland's work as a research consultant on the exhibition, "American Processional, 1492-1900" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., July 8-December 17, 1950, and as editor of the accompanying book. The exhibit was described as "a large exhibition of American life and history in pictures" and was planned in cooperation with the National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission "to commemorate the establishment of the permanent seat of the Federal Government in Washington in 1850." The book included two hundred illustrations of work from the exhibition with text comprised of "quotations from contemporaries of the events shown" and writing by McCausland. (These descriptions are drawn from a letter from McCausland to Norman Corwin dated June 20, 1950.)
Files include research notes organized according to time period of the work of art, manuscripts and proofs of the book, catalog material, notes on sources and permissions, correspondence, and other research and publicity material.
A large amount of correspondence relating to the American Processional can also be found in the General Correspondence series. A watercolor by Frank Buffmire documenting McCausland's contributions to the American Processional in a humorous fashion can be found amongst art work.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order.
This series is scanned in its entirety, except for galley and page proofs of the book.
Description Container Select
American Processional
Alternate Cover, [1950]
10
1
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
2
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
3
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
4
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
5
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
6
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
7
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
8
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
9
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
10
Editor's Copy, 1950
10
11
End of the Book, 1950
10
12
End of the Book, 1950
10
13
End of the Book, 1950
10
14
Galley Proofs, 1950
10
15-20
Page Proofs, 1950
10
21
Photograph Lists, 1950
10
22
Bibliography, [1950]
10
23
Catalog, 1950
10
24
Catalog, Chronology, 1949-1950
10
25
Catalog Titles, 1950
10
26
Correspondence, 1950 January-May
10
27
Correspondence, 1950 April-June
10
28
Correspondence, 1950 May-July
10
29
Correspondence, 1950 April-September
10
30
Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1950
10
31
Folk Songs, [1950]
10
32
Installation, 1950
10
33
[Lacunae and Sources and Permissions], [1950]
10
34
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
35
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
36
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
37
Laurel Printing Company, 1950
10
38
Laurel Printing Company, Proofs, 1950
10
39-46
Memos, 1950
11
1
Miscellaneous, 1950
11
2
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission, 1950
11
3
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission, 1950-1951
11
4
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission, Catalog, 1949-1950
11
5
Notebook, [1950]
11
6
Notebook, [1950]
11
7
Notes, 1949-1950
11
8
Notes
Period of 1492-1643, [1950]
11
9
Period of 1645-1736, [1950]
11
10
Period of 1737-1774, [1950]
11
11
Period of 1775-1776, [1950]
11
12
Period of 1777-1799, [1950]
11
13
Period of 1825-1860, [1950]
11
14
Period of 1860-Summer 1863, [1950]
11
15
Period of Fall 1863-1865, [1950]
11
16
Period of 1866-1900, [1950]
11
17
Emblems and Insignias, [1950]
11
18
Miscellaneous, [1950]
11
19
Printer, 1950
11
20
Publicity for Opening, 1950
11
21
Research, 1950
11
22
Research, 1950
11
23
Research, 1950
11
24
Review, [1950]
11
25
Slogans, [1950]
11
26
Sources and Permission, [1950]
11
27
Sources and Permissions - Period of 1861-1900, [1950]
11
28
Wall Labels, 1950
11
29
Wall Labels, 1950
11
30

Series 6: Marsden Hartley , 1900-1964, bulk 1944-1964
10 Linear feet
Boxes 11-21, OV 37

Series consists of extensive files relating to a major research project on the artist Marsden Hartley begun by the American Art Research Council around 1944 and turned over to McCausland by Hudson Walker in the early 1950s. The project involved a planned critical biography, envisaged as a companion volume to McCausland's biography of Maurer, and a projected catalogue raisonne of Hartley's paintings, neither of which was ever completed. Related projects included an introductory monograph on Hartley written by McCausland, focusing on the Hudson D. Walker collection of more than 150 Hartleys on long-term loan to the University of Minnesota, which was published in 1952; and a traveling exibition, organized by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and American Federation of Arts, which took place from 1960 to 1962 and for which McCausland did the catalog.
Some material may have been created and collected by the American Art Research Council, particularly portions of the catalogue raisonne files and other research files. McCausland seems to have incorporated this material into her own files and/or used and reorganized it as necessary in conjunction with creating and collecting material in her own files.
The series is arranged as 6 subseries:
  • 6.1: Critical Biography Files, 1911-1964, bulk 1953-1964
  • 6.2: Catalogue Raisonne Files, circa 1946-1964
  • 6.3: Card Files, circa 1944-1964
  • 6.4: Correspondence and General Files, 1900-1964, bulk 1950-1964
  • 6.5: Other Research Files, 1921-1962, bulk 1944-1962
  • 6.6: Interviews, 1959-1960
  • 6.7: Auction Catalogs, 1905-1963, bulk 1905-1929
The bulk of this series has been scanned, including photographs of works of art, except when obviously duplicate. Many of the photographs of works of art in this series include annotations and research notes on the reverse or relate so closely to the research notes that the decision was made to scan them. Identyfing the duplicate photographs was difficult, thus many have been scanned. The card files of McCausland's indexes have not been scanned, nor were auction catalogs. In many cases, only the covers and title pages of publications were scanned.
6.1: Critical Biography Files, 1911-1964, bulk 1953-1964
Subseries consists of files relating to McCausland's work researching and writing a planned critical biography of the artist Marsden Hartley. McCausland began work on the biography sometime after her monograph on Hartley was published in 1952. She worked on the Hartley biography for several years off and on up until her death in 1965, though it was never completed. Files are primarily comprised of notes on Hartley's life and work (organized according to time period), as well as some research material, including typescripts and some originals of Hartley's letters, exhibition catalogs and other printed material, and scattered papers belonging to Hudson Walker and relating to Hartley. Also found are an outline and a manuscript of Chapters 1-3 of the planned biography, and some notes and research material on exhibitions, memorabilia, and portaits.
Most of the material is undated, yet it can be reasonably assumed that it was collected and created during the time period from 1953 to 1964, roughly when McCausland was working on the biography.
Description Container
Exhibitions, circa 1953-1964
11
31
Manuscript, [circa 1953-1964]
11
32
Manuscript, [circa 1953-1964]
11
33
Manuscript, [circa 1953-1964]
11
34
Memorabilia, circa 1953-1964
11
35
Notes
Period of 1877-1892, [circa 1953-1964]
11
36
Period of 1877-1892, [circa 1953-1964]
11
37
Period of 1893-1908, [circa 1953-1964]
11
38
Period of 1893-1908, [circa 1953-1964]
11
39
Period of 1893-1908, [circa 1953-1964]
11
40
Period of 1893-1908, [circa 1953-1964]
11
41
Period of 1908, [circa 1953-1964]
12
1
Period of 1909, [circa 1953-1964]
12
2
Period of 1909, [circa 1953-1964]
12
3
Period of 1909, [circa 1953-1964]
12
4
Period of 1910, [circa 1953-1964]
12
5
Period of 1911, [circa 1953-1964]
12
6
Period of 1912, [circa 1953-1964]
12
7
Period of 1912, [circa 1953-1964]
12
8
Period of 1912, [circa 1953-1964]
12
9
Period of 1912, [circa 1953-1964]
12
10
Period of 1913, [circa 1953-1964]
12
11
Period of 1913, [circa 1953-1964]
12
12
Period of 1914, [circa 1953-1964]
12
13
Period of 1914, [circa 1953-1964]
12
14
Period of 1915, [circa 1953-1964]
12
15
Period of 1916, [circa 1953-1964]
12
16
Period of 1917, [circa 1953-1964]
12
17
Period of 1918, [circa 1953-1964]
12
18
Period of 1918, [circa 1953-1964]
12
19
Period of 1918, [circa 1953-1964]
12
20
Period of 1919, [circa 1953-1964]
12
21
Period of 1919, [circa 1953-1964]
12
22
Period of 1920, [circa 1953-1964]
12
23
Period of 1920, [circa 1953-1964]
12
24
Period of 1921, [circa 1953-1964]
12
25
Period of 1922, [circa 1953-1964]
12
26
Period of 1923, [circa 1953-1964]
12
27
Period of 1923, [circa 1953-1964]
12
28
Period of 1924, [circa 1953-1964]
12
29
Period of 1925, [circa 1953-1964]
12
30
Period of 1926, [circa 1953-1964]
12
31
Period of 1927, [circa 1953-1964]
12
32
Period of 1928, [circa 1953-1964]
12
33
Period of 1929, [circa 1953-1964]
12
34
Period of 1930, [circa 1953-1964]
12
35
Period of 1931, [circa 1953-1964]
12
36
Period of 1931, [circa 1953-1964]
12
37
Period of 1931, [circa 1953-1964]
12
38
Period of 1932, [circa 1953-1964]
12
39
Period of 1933, [circa 1953-1964]
12
40
Period of 1933, [circa 1953-1964]
12
41
Period of 1933, [circa 1953-1964]
12
42
Period of 1934, [circa 1953-1964]
12
43
Period of 1935, [circa 1953-1964]
12
44
Period of 1936, [circa 1953-1964]
13
1
Period of 1936, [circa 1953-1964]
13
2
Period of 1937, [circa 1953-1964]
13
3
Period of 1937, [circa 1953-1964]
13
4
Period of 1938, [circa 1953-1964]
13
5
Period of 1939-1940, [circa 1953-1964]
13
6
Period of 1939-1940, [circa 1953-1964]
13
7
Period of 1940, 1940, [circa 1953-1964]
13
8
Period of 1941, 1941, [circa 1953-1964]
13
9
Period of 1942, 1942, [circa 1953-1964]
13
10
Period of 1943-1946, [circa 1953-1964]
13
11
Period of 1943-1946, [circa 1953-1964]
13
12
Period of 1943-1946, [circa 1953-1964]
13
13
Outline, [circa 1953-1964]
13
14
Portraits, 1927, 1944-1959
13
15
Portraits, 1927, 1944-1959
Oversized item in OV 37
13
16
Portraits, 1927, 1944-1959
13
17
Portraits, 1927, 1944-1959
13
18
Oversize, Portrait, 1927
Scanned with Box 13, Folder 16
OV 37
6.2: Catalogue Raisonne Files, circa 1944-1964
Subseries consists of extensive files relating to the planned published catalogue raisonne of Hartley paintings. Files were probably started circa 1944 by the American Art Research Council and were eventually taken over, used, and added to by McCausland up until the time before her death. Files consist of photographs of and research forms for individual Hartley paintings, as well as some scattered notes and printed material.
Description Container
Research Files, 1900
Nudes and Figures, [circa 1944-1964]
13
19
Research Files, before 1908
Landscapes, [circa 1944-1964]
13
20
"Walt Whitman's House,", [circa 1944-1964]
13
21
Research Files, 1908
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
22
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
23
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
24
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
25
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
26
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
27
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
13
28
Nudes and Figures - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
29
Nudes and Figures - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
30
Nudes and Figures - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
31
Watercolors, Pastels, and Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
13
32
Research Files, 1909
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
33
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
34
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
35
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
36
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
37
Research Files, 1910
Still Life
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
38
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
13
39
Research Files, 1911
Still Life
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
40
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
41
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
13
42
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
13
43
Research Files, 1912
Still Life
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
13
44
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
45
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
46
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
13
47
Research Files, 1912/1913
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
48
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
13
49
Research Files, 1913
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
1
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
2
Research Files, 1914
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
3
Research Files, 1914-1915
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
4
"Indian Fantasy,", 1960
14
5
Research Files, 1915
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
6
Research Files, 1916
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
7
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
8
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
9
Research Files, 1917
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
10
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
11
Research Files, 1918
Landscapes - Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
12
Landscapes - Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
13
Still Life
Oils, 1960
14
14
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
15
Research Files, 1919
Landscapes - Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
16
Still Life
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
17
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
18
Research Files, 1920
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
19
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
20
Still Life, [circa 1944-1964]
14
21
Still Life, [circa 1944-1964]
14
22
Still Life, [circa 1944-1964]
14
23
Research Files, 1922
Nudes and Figures
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
24
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
25
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
26
Still Life - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
27
Research Files, 1922-1923
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
28
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
29
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
30
Still Life
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
31
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
32
Research Files, 1923
Still Life
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
33
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
34
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
35
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
14
36
Research Files, 1924
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
37
Research Files, 1924-1925
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
38
Research Files, 1925
Landscape - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
39
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
40
Research Files, 1925-1926
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
41
Research Files, 1926
Landscape - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
42
Still Life
Drawings, 1953
14
43
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
44
Research Files, 1927
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
45
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
46
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
47
Still Life
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
48
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [1944-1965]
14
49
Research Files, 1928
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
50
Research Files, 1929
Still Life
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
14
51
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
52
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
53
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
14
54
Research Files, 1930
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
1
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
2
Research Files, 1931
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
3
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
4
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
5
Still Life - Oils, [1944-1965]
15
6
Research Files, 1932
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
7
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
8
Research Files, 1932/1933
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
9
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
10
Research Files, 1933
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
11
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
12
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
13
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
14
Research Files, 1933/1934
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
15
Research Files, 1934
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
16
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
17
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
18
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
19
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
20
Research Files, 1935
Still Life - Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
21
Landscapes - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
22
Research Files, 1935/1936
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
23
Research Files, 1936
Landscape
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
24
Oils, 1944-1965
15
25
Oils, 1944-1965
15
26
Nudes and Figures - Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
27
Still Life
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
28
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
29
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
30
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
31
Research Files, 1937
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
32
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
33
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
34
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
35
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
36
Research Files, 1938
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
37
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
38
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
39
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
40
Nudes and Figures
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
41
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
42
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
43
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
44
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
45
Research Files, 1939
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
46
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
47
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
48
Nudes and Figures
Drawings, 1953
15
49
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
50
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
51
Research Files, 1939/1940
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
52
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
53
Nudes and Figures - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
54
Research Files, 1940
Landscapes
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
55
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
56
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
57
Nudes and Figures
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
58
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
15
59
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
60
Still Life
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
15
61
Oils, 1951
15
62
Watercolors, Pastels, Prints, [circa 1944-1964]
15
63
Research Files, 1940/1941
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
1
Nudes and Figures - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
2
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
3
Research Files, 1941
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
4
Nudes and Figures - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
5
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
6
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
7
Research Files, 1942
Landscapes - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
8
Nudes and Figures
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
16
9
Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
10
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
11
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
12
Research Files, 1943
Nudes and Figures
Drawings, [circa 1944-1964]
16
13
Oils, 1951
16
14
Still Life - Oils, [circa 1944-1964]
16
15
6.3: Card Files, circa 1944-1964
Subseries consists of McCausland's card files for her Hartley study. Card files include indexes to titles and owners of Hartley works, as well as to the artist's correspondence, exhibitions, and events in his life. The card files have not been scanned.
Description Container
Index to Titles of Marsden Hartley Works, circa 1944-1964
16
16
Index to Marsden Hartley Correspondence, circa 1944-1964
16
17
Index to Marsden Hartley Exhibitions, circa 1944-1964
16
18
Index to Owners of Marsden Hartley Works, circa 1944-1964
16
19
Index to Events in Life of Marsden Hartley, circa 1944-1964
16
20
6.4: Correspondence and General Files, 1900-1964, bulk 1950-1964
Subseries consists of correspondence and other files concerning more technical or business-related aspects of McCausland's research, including requests for information, business arrangements with University of Minnesota, permissions, etc. Correspondence also concerns research on Hartley's time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and aspects of his life and work (including his relationship and correspondence with Rebecca S. James); the Hartley exhibition organized by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and American Federation of Arts (1960-1962); the Life Magazine article on Hartley, as well as several articles by McCausland (including a reprint of a speech on Hartley published in Art in America and a piece entitled, "A Field Trip in Hartley Country," for which she sought a publisher); and McCausland's consulting on Hartley forgeries. Files also include original letters from Hartley to Richard Tweedy, 1900-1901 (which were given to the American Art Research Council at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1945, and subsequently turned over to Elizabeth McCausland), Hudson Walker, 1937-1943, and Johann Langaard, 1939; typescripts of Hartley's letters to Mathilde Rice, Hudson Walker, and Ione Walker; and typescript excerpts of Hartley's letters to unidentified recipients.
Description Container
A, 1953-1961
16
21
B, 1950-1952, 1959-1962
16
22
Bibliography, 1937-1954
16
23
Bibliography, 1937-1954
16
24
D, 1961-1962
16
25
E, 1951, 1960
16
26
Typescript Excerpts from Marsden Hartley Letters, circa 1917-1938
16
27
F, 1951, 1960
16
28
"A Field Trip in the Hartley Country" (1960), 1962
16
29
Forgeries, 1961-1963
16
30
G, 1950, 1960
16
31
Gallup, Donald (Yale University Library), 1952, 1959-1960
16
32
H, 1951-1960
16
33
Haering, Ilene (re: Garmisch-Partenkirchen), 1958-1959
16
34
Haering, Ilene (re: Garmisch-Partenkirchen), 1958-1959
16
35
Hartley, Marsden
Typescripts of Letters to Mathilde Rice , circa 1925-1928
16
36
Letters to Richard Tweedy, 1900
16
37
Letters to Richard Tweedy, 1900-1901
16
38
Typescripts of Letters and Letters to Hudson Walker, circa 1935-1938
16
39
Typescripts of Letters and Letters to Hudson Walker, 1938-1939
16
40
Typescripts of Letters and Letters to Hudson Walker, 1939-1940
16
41
Typescripts of Letters and Letters to Hudson Walker, 1941
16
42
Typescripts of Letters and Letters to Hudson Walker, 1942
Also includes a letter from Hartley to Johann Langaard, 1939.
16
43
Typescripts of Letters to Hudson Walker, circa 1939-1940
Also included is a typescript of a letter to Ione Walker, 1940.
17
1
Typescripts of Letters to Hudson Walker, 1940-1941
17
2
Hartley and Stieglitz, 1951
17
3
Isaacson, Philip, 1960-1962
17
4
I-J, 1960
17
5
James, Rebecca S., 1951-1954
17
6
James, Rebecca S., 1951-1954
17
7
K, 1959
17
8
Kuntz, Adelaide, 1951-1953
17
9
L, 1951, 1960-1961
17
10
Life Magazine, 1952
17
11
Lipman, Jean (Art in America), 1947, 1952
17
12
Lipman, Jean (Art in America), 1952-1953, 1957
17
13
Lowenthal, Mr. and Mrs. Milton, 1952-1953
17
14
M, 1951-1960
17
15
Marsden Hartley Estate, 1952, 1959
17
16
N, 1961
17
17
New York Public Library, circa 1950-1964
17
18
New York Public Library, circa 1950-1964
17
19
O, 1958, 1960
17
20
P, 1951-1953, 1960-1961
17
21
Permission, 1959-1960
17
22
Photographs of Works of Art, 1962-1963
17
23-26
Photographs of Works of Art, Correspondence, 1951
17
27
Portraits of Marsden Hartley, circa 1950-1964
17
28
Printed Material, 1961-1964
17
29
Printed Material, 1961-1964
17
30
Progress Report, 1953
17
31
R, 1951-1960
17
32
Research Notes, 1960-1962
17
33
S, 1951-1952
17
34
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1951-1962
17
35
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1960-1962
17
36
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1960-1962
17
37
T, 1953-1962
17
38
U, 1961
17
39
University of Minnesota
Arnason, H. Harvard, 1953
17
40
Contracts, 1951-1963
17
41
Miscellaneous, 1945, 1951-1952, 1959
17
42
Slides, 1952
17
43
University Gallery, 1951
17
44
University Gallery, 1951-1953, 1957
17
45
University Press, 1951
17
46
University Press, 1952
17
47
University Press, 1952
17
48
University Press, 1952-1953
17
49
Wiley, Malcolm, 1950-1952
17
50
Wiley, Malcolm, 1952-1964
17
51
University of Nebraska, 1960, 1964
17
52
University of Texas, 1961-1963
17
53
V, 1960-1961
17
54
W, 1950-1961
17
55
Walker, Hudson
Correspondence, 1950-1961
17
56
"Marsden Hartley, The Painter", circa 1950-1964
17
57
"Borrowed from HDW (Hudson D. Walker) personal file Hartley" , 1943-1951
17
58
"Borrowed from HDW (Hudson D. Walker) personal file Hartley" , 1943-1951
17
59
"Borrowed from HDW (Hudson D. Walker) personal file Hartley" , 1943-1951
17
60
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1947, 1952
17
61
Worcester Art Museum, 1954, 1959-1960
17
62
Yale University Art Gallery, 1950, 1953, 1960
17
63
6.5: Other Research Files, 1921-1962, bulk 1944-1962
Files found here substantively relate to McCausland's research on Hartley. Included are files on a Hartley bibliography that include writings by others about Hartley and copies of Hartley's correspondence from other research repositories. There are also files on various research topics, such as chronology and exhibitions, Hartley correspondence, dating and style of Hartley works, and iconography of Hartley's "Military Series"; research forms for the Hartley paintings in the Hudson Walker Collection on long-term loan to the University of Minnesota; and various "working" files of unsorted material meant to be entered on forms, filed, or returned. Files also include photographs of works of art (many not scanned); writings, including a piece on Georgia O'Keeffe and possibly other scattered writings by Hartley and a piece "Hartley Fragments" by McCausland; and some notes on the manuscript of the biography.
Description Container
Alfred Stieglitz Correspondence (copied from Yale University Library), 1950s
17
64
Armory Show, 1937-1938, 1946, 1950s
17
65
Armory Show, 1937-1938, 1946, 1950s
17
66
Armory Show, 1937-1938, 1946, 1950s
17
67
Bibliography, 1952
17
68
Bibliography Research
Period of 1877-1922, [1950s]
17
69
Period of 1923-1929, [1950s]
17
70
Period of 1930-1934, [1950s]
17
71
Period of 1937, [1950s]
18
1
Period of 1938, [1950s]
18
2
Period of 1939, [1950s]
18
3
Period of 1940, [1950s]
18
4
Period of 1941, [1950s]
18
5
Period of 1942, [1950s]
18
6
Period of 1943, [1950s]
18
7
Period of 1944, [1950s]
18
8
Period of 1945, [1950s]
18
9
Period of 1946, [1950s]
18
10
Period of 1947, [1950s]
18
11
Period of 1948, [1950s]
18
12
Period of 1949-1951, [1950s]
18
13
Period of 1952, 1950s
18
14
Period of 1953, 1950s
18
15
Miscellaneous, 1952-1960
18
16
Miscellaneous, 1952-1960
18
17
Miscellaneous, 1952-1960
18
18
Miscellaneous Notes, 1960
18
19
Miscellaneous Notes, 1960
18
20
New York Public Library, circa 1944-1962
18
21
On Microfilm, circa 1944-1962
18
22
Chronology and Exhibitions (Notebook for Card Index Files), circa 1944-1962
18
23
Exhibitions, 1921, 1944-1962
18
24
Exhibitions, 1921, 1944-1962
18
25
Hartley Catalog, 1951-1954
18
26
Hartley Catalog, 1951-1954
18
27
Jacques Lipchitz Correspondence, 1948
18
28
Microfilm, Marsden Hartley Correspondence (1928-1942), circa 1945
18
29
Miscellaneous, 1951-1954
18
30
Miscellaneous, undated
18
31
Notes, circa 1944-1962
18
32
Notes, W. Joseph Fulton, circa 1944-1962
18
33
Notes, "Study for People", 1953
18
34
Notes, Things to Do (?), 1951-1953
18
35
Notes on Dating and Style, 1950-1953
18
36
Notes on Iconography of Hartley's "Military Series", [1950s]
18
37
Notes on Manuscript of Biography, Chapters 2-3, 1959
18
38
Photographs of Hartley Works Held by Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1958
18
39
Photographs of Works of Art, 1953-1959
18
40
Photographs of Works of Art, Various Artists, circa 1944-1962
18
41
Prices of Hartley Paintings, 1940-1944
18
42
Printed Material, Magazines, 1953
18
43
Printed Material, Magazines, 1962
18
44
Problems, circa 1944-1962
19
1
"Problems and Methods of Study," Notes on Lecture, 1953
19
2
Research Forms, circa 1944-1962
19
3
Rosenberg, 1944-1952
19
4
Rosenberg, 1944-1952
19
5
Slides, undated
19
6
Tabulation of Art Work, 1953
19
7
To Be Entered on Forms, 1951-1952
19
8
To Be Entered on Forms, 1951-1952
19
9
To Be Entered on Forms, 1951-1952
19
10
To Be Filed
Correspondence, 1951-1952
19
11
Notes on Marsden Hartley Correspondence, 1945
19
12
Research Material, 1951-1958
19
13
Research Material, 1951-1958
19
14
Research Material, 1951-1958
19
15
To Be Returned, 1945
19
16
Unfinished Business (American Art Research Council), 1945-1950, 1958
19
17
Unfinished Business (American Art Research Council), 1945-1950, 1958
19
18
"The University Set of Research Forms of the Hartleys in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Walker", 1951, 1953
19
19
Writing by Hartley, "Georgia O'Keeffe", circa 1944-1962
19
20
Writings by Hartley (?), circa 1944-1962
19
21
Writing by McCausland, "Hartley Fragments", circa 1944-1962
19
22
6.6: Interviews, 1959-1960
Subseries consists of tapes and transcripts of two interviews about Marsden Hartley. One is a discussion of the artist by Hudson Walker, McCausland, and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey conducted on February 2, 1959. The other is an interview of the artist Jacques Lipchitz by McCausland and Cowdrey about his friendship with Hartley, conducted on February 20, 1960.
Description Container
Marsden Hartley Discussed by Hudson Walker, Elizabeth McCausland, and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey
Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1959
19
23-27
Transcripts, 1959
19
28
Transcripts, 1959
19
29
Transcripts, 1959
19
30
Jacques Lipchitz Interviewed by Elizabeth McCausland and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey
Reel-to-Reel Tape , 1960
See Box 19, Folder 27
19
31
Transcripts, 1960
19
32
6.7: Auction Catalogs, 1905-1963, bulk 1905-1929
Subseries consists of numerous auction catalogs dating from 1905 to 1929, with some scattered auction catalogs from 1937 to 1939 and from 1961 and 1963. It is unclear how these relate to Marsden Hartley or McCausland's Hartley study.
Description Container
Auction Catalogs, 1905
19
33
Auction Catalogs, 1906
19
34
Auction Catalogs, 1907
19
35
Auction Catalogs, 1908
19
36
Auction Catalogs, 1909
19
37
Auction Catalogs, 1910
20
1-2
Auction Catalogs, 1911
20
3
Auction Catalogs, 1912
20
4-5
Auction Catalogs, 1913
20
6
Auction Catalogs, 1914
20
7-8
Auction Catalogs, 1915
20
9
Auction Catalogs, 1916
20
10-12
Auction Catalogs, 1917
20
13-16
Auction Catalogs, 1918
20
17-18
Auction Catalogs, 1919
21
1-2
Auction Catalogs, 1921
21
3
Auction Catalogs, 1923
21
4
Auction Catalogs, 1924
21
5-8
Auction Catalogs, 1928
21
9-11
Auction Catalogs, 1929
21
12
Auction Catalogs, 1937
21
13
Auction Catalogs, 1938
21
14
Auction Catalogs, 1939
21
15
Auction Catalogs, 1961, 1963
21
16
Auction Catalogs, circa 1905-1963
21
17

Series 7: Other Research and Writing Files , 1896, 1926-1958
4.6 Linear feet
Boxes 21-25, 31

Series consists of files relating to McCausland's other research projects, which produced a more limited amount of documentation, including projects on the painters E. L. Henry and George Inness, and the photographer Lewis Hine, as well as various smaller and perhaps less well-defined projects on different art topics.
The series is arranged as 4 subseries:
  • 7.1: E. L. Henry, 1940-1946
  • 7.2: Lewis Hine, 1938-1942
  • 7.3: George Inness, 1935-1936, 1944-1946
  • 7.4: Various Projects, 1896, 1926-1958
This series has been scanned in its entirety, except for duplicates. In many cases, only the cover, title page, and relevant pages of publications have been scanned.
7.1: E. L. Henry, 1940-1946
Subseries consists of files relating to McCausland's research for the exhibition, "E. L. Henry Collection" (New York State Museum, 1942), which she organized, and her book, The Life and Work of Edward Lamson Henry, N. A., 1841-1919, which was first published in 1945 as New York State Museum Bulletin number 339. Files include correspondence (primarily with Charles Adams, Director of the New York State Museum), notes on the chronology of Henry's life and his sketchbooks, material related to expenses for work carried out, and some installation photographs of the exhibition.
Description Container
Chronology, [1941-1942]
21
18
Clippings, 1941
21
19
Correspondence, 1940
21
20
Correspondence, 1941 November-December
21
21
Correspondence, 1941 October
21
22
Correspondence, 1941 August-September
21
23
Correspondence, 1941 June-July
21
24
Correspondence, 1941 April-May
21
25
Correspondence, 1942 November-December
21
26
Correspondence, 1942 August-October
21
27
Correspondence, 1942 May-July
21
28
Correspondence, 1942 March-July
22
1
Correspondence, 1942 January-March
22
2
Correspondence, 1943
22
3
Correspondence, 1944
22
4
Correspondence, 1945
22
5