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

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Series 15: Elizabeth McCausland Material from the Estate of Berenice Abbott , 1920-1995
5.4 Linear feet
Boxes 48-53

Additional material belonging to Elizabeth McCausland and donated by the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical material, business and personal correspondence, professional project files and writings, and printed materials, including reprints of critical essays and articles by McCausland. Biographical materials include additional curriculum vitae and a typescript address book of contacts. Correspondence includes invoices and letters from artists, including David Smith, Dorothy Leibes, and Jacob Lawrence; memos and invoices from her publishing agent, McIntosh and Otis Inc.; and correspondence from her brother and sister, Ross McCausland and Helen McCausland Kentor, regarding their personal lives and the family's estate. The subseries also contains 3 letters from Marsden Hartley addressed to Isgua Sanchez (Mrs. Patterson) McCan from Mexico dated from 1932.
Project files consist of several book projects based on McCausland's research as an art critic, including Dilemma of Culture; Conversations with March, a fictional work illustrated by Charles Edward Buckley; a survey of artists and federal grant projects titled Artist in America; and drafts of a biography on Frank Kleinholz, which was commissioned by the artist. The general project files consist of research and miscellaneous material gathered on artists, subjects, and other potential writing projects. The teaching project files include teaching notes and outlines for art history classes McCausland taught in the 1940s, including a series of 14 lectures at the New School in 1946.
Writings consist of drafts of articles, monographs, speeches, and reports authored by McCausland for publication in professional art history journals or for use in other professional contexts. Some drafts of creative works are also included in the subseries.
Printed materials consist of articles, books, book reviews, monographs, exhibition catalog introductions, and pamphlets authored by McCausland, along with other miscellaneous clippings, clippings from the Springfield Republican, and a handful of other miscellaneous material. Intact copies of periodicals containing articles by McCausland, including Magazine of Art and Parnassus, have been retained in the collection.
Additional materials related to this series can be found in Series 1-2, 7-8, and 10.
This series is arranged as 10 subseries.
  • 15.1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1965
  • 15.2: Correspondence, 1920-1995
  • 15.3: Project Files, Artists in America, circa 1940-1961
  • 15.4: Project Files, Conversations with March, circa 1945-1963
  • 15.5: Project Files, Dilemma of Culture, circa 1935-1947
  • 15.6: Project Files, Frank Kleinholz, circa 1950-1964
  • 15.7: Project Files, General, circa 1917-1963
  • 15.8: Project Files, Teaching, 1942-1946
  • 15.9: Writings, circa 1939-1964
  • 15.10: Printed Material, circa 1931-1963
The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
15.1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1965
Description Container
Address Book, circa 1955-1965
48
1
Certificates, 1942-1964
48
2
Curriculum Vitae, 1947-1957
48
3
Memorabilia, 1948
48
4
Photograph of Artwork, circa 1950-1960
48
5
15.2: Correspondence, 1920-1995
Description Container
A Miscellaneous, 1957-1963
48
6
ACA Gallery, 1945-1963
48
7
Adams, Helen, 1962-1963
48
8
Adlow, Dorothy, 1960-1964
48
9
Artist's Proof, 1961-1962
48
10
B Miscellaneous, 1958-1964
48
11
Babcock Galleries, 1958-1964
48
12
Beam, Lura, 1957-1964
48
13
Buckley, Charles Edward, 1952-1964
48
14
Buffmire, Dorothy, 1958-1964
48
15
C Miscellaneous , 1959-1963
48
16
Chapelbrook Foundation, 1959-1962
48
17
Charles-Percy Foundation, 1963
48
18
Committee for the Vindication of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1960
48
19
Cook, Waldo L. (Springfield Republican), 1920-1963
48
20
Cooper Union, 1947-1948
48
21
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1962-1964
48
22
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1953-1956
48
23
D Miscellaneous, 1958-1959
48
24
Dickinson, Martha L. (Weyhe Gallery), 1953-1963
48
25
Doctors, Regarding Hand Injury, 1962-1963
48
26
E-F Miscellaneous, 1953-1962
48
27
Ford Foundation, 1960-1964
48
28
Fulton, W. Joseph, 1959-1964
48
29
G Miscellaneous, 1957-1961
48
30
H Miscellaneous, 1926-1967
48
31
Haering, Ilene, 1958-1962
48
32
Hartley, Marsden, 1932
48
33
Hoopes, Donelson F. (Corcoran Gallery of Art), 1961-1964
48
34
Housing, Regarding Apartments, 1937-1944
48
35
International Association of Art Critics, 1956-1964
48
36
Jaffe, Ella, 1961-1962
48
37
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1959-1962
48
38
K Miscellaneous, 1947-1960
48
39
Kehaya, Dorian, 1950
48
40
Kentnor, Helen McCausland, 1956-1995
48
41
L Miscellaneous, 1953-1964
Includes correspondence from Jacob Lawrence
48
42
Lerner, Abe, 1947-1961
48
43
Liebes, Dorothy, 1946-1947
48
44
Long Beach Art Association, 1953-1954
48
45
Lund, Gay and Harold, 1961-1964
48
46
M Miscellaneous, 1954-1963
48
47
Massachusetts Review, 1959-1961
48
48
McCausland, Ross, 1941-1975
48
49
McCausland, Ross, 1941-1975
48
50
McCausland, Ross, 1941-1975
48
51
McCausland, Ross, 1941-1975
48
52
McIntosh and Otis Inc. (Abbot, Mary), 1950-1965
48
53
N Miscellaneous, 1958-1963
48
54
New York Historical Society, 1955-1961
48
55
O-P Miscellaneous, 1958-1961
48
56
P.F. Collier and Son Corporation, 1959
48
57
Paine Art Center, 1962
48
58
Powell, Leslie, 1960-1961
48
59
R Miscellaneous, 1959-1964
48
60
Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study, 1960-1962
48
61
S Miscellaneous, 1963
Includes a letter from Paul Strand
48
62
Shwachman, Irene, 1962-1963
48
63
Smith, David, 1940
48
64
U Miscellaneous, 1961
48
65
University of Minnesota, University Press, 1957-1961
48
66
University of Minnesota, University Press, 1957-1961
48
67
W Miscellaneous, 1943-1963
48
68
Whitney Museum, 1954-1961
48
69
Cards, Birthday, circa 1960-1965
49
1
Cards, Holiday (by surname), circa 1960-1970
49
2
Cards, Holiday (by surname), circa 1960-1970
49
3
Cards, Holiday (no surname), circa 1960-1970
49
4
15.3: Project Files, Artist in America, circa 1940-1961
Description Container
Project Overview, 1947-1961
49
5
Artists Lists, circa 1943-1961
49
6
Bibliography, circa 1940-1960
49
7
Bibliography, circa 1940-1960
49
8
Bibliography, circa 1940-1960
49
9
Bibliography, circa 1940-1960
49
10
Chapter Outlines, 1947
49
11
Introduction, circa 1944
49
12
Introduction and Chapter 1, 1947
49
13
Chapter 1, circa 1944-1947
49
14
Chapter 2 (draft), circa 1945-1960
49
15
Chapter 2 (research), circa 1945-1960
49
16
Chapter 3, circa 1945-1960
49
17
Chapter 4, circa 1945-1960
49
18
Chapter 5, circa 1945-1960
49
19
Chapter 6, circa 1945-1965
49
20
Chapter 7, circa 1945-1960
49
21
Chapter 10, circa 1945-1960
49
22
Notebook Index, A-I, circa 1943-1961
49
23
Notebook Index, J-Z, circa 1943-1961
49
24
Notebook, Table of Contents #1-5, circa 1943-1961
49
25
Notebook, #1 (part 1 of 2), circa 1943-1961
49
26
Notebook, #1 (part 2 of 2), circa 1943-1961
49
27
Notebook, #2, circa 1943-1961
49
28
Notebook, #3, circa 1943-1961
49
29
Notebook, #4, circa 1943-1961
49
30
Notebook, #5, circa 1943-1961
49
31
Notebook, #6, circa 1943-1961
49
32
Notebook, #7, circa 1943-1961
50
1
Notebook, #8, circa 1943-1961
50
2
Notebook, #9, circa 1943-1961
50
3
Research, Printed Material, circa 1936-1954
50
4
Research, Photographs, circa 1955-1965
50
5
Research, Photographs of Artwork, circa 1955-1960
50
6
15.4: Project Files, Conversations with March, circa 1945-1963
Description Container
Correspondence, Agents, 1951-1953
50
7
Correspondence, Buckley, Charles Edward, 1950-1953
50
8
Correspondence, Parties, circa 1950-1953
50
9
Book Formatting, circa 1952-1955
50
10
Book Illustrations, circa 1952-1963
50
11
Book Notes, circa 1952-1963
50
12
Book Resources, circa 1951-1963
50
13
Draft, Chapter 1-3, circa 1952-1963
50
14
Draft, Chapter 1-22, circa 1952-1963
50
15
Draft, Chapter 1 - Spring Equinox, circa 1952-1963
50
16
Draft, Chapter 2 - On Liberty, circa 1952-1963
50
17
Draft, Chapter 3 - World Is Wide, circa 1952-1963
50
18
Draft, Chapter 4 - On Learning, circa 1952-1963
50
19
Draft, Chapter 5 - Spring Comes, circa 1952-1963
50
20
Draft, Chapter 6 - On Science, circa 1952-1963
50
21
Draft, Chapter 7 - Good Life, circa 1952-1963
50
22
Draft, Chapter 8 - Looking at Pictures, circa 1952-1963
50
23
Draft, Chapter 9 - Marches for March, circa 1952-1963
50
24
Draft, Chapter 10 - Rudolph on the Roof, circa 1952-1963
50
25
Draft, Chapter 11 - Birthday Cake, Birthday Cake, circa 1952-1963
50
26
Draft, Chapter 12 - March on the Machine, circa 1952-1963
50
27
Draft, Chapter 13 - Moths and Illusion, circa 1952-1963
50
27
Draft, Chapter 14 - Chapter 17, circa 1952-1963
50
29
Draft, Chapter 18 - Thanksgiving, circa 1952-1963
50
30
Draft, Chapter 19 - March to Moon, circa 1952-1963
50
31
Draft, Chapter 21 - Rights of Cats, circa 1952-1963
50
32
Draft, Chapter 22 - Adoption Day, circa 1952-1963
50
33
Photographs, circa 1952-1963
50
34
15.5: Project Files, Dilemma of Culture, circa 1935-1947
Description Container
Correspondence, 1937
50
35
Correspondence, 1937
50
36
Correspondence, 1947
50
37
Chapter Outline, 1940
50
38
Draft, "Frustration of Culture", circa 1939
50
39
Research, Artists, circa 1935-1945
50
40
Research, History, circa 1935-1945
50
41
Research Proposal, Guggenheim, 1942
50
42
15.6: Project Files, Frank Kleinholz, circa 1950-1964
Description Container
Correspondence, 1960-1964
50
43
Book, First Draft, circa 1962
50
44
Book, Second Draft, circa 1962
50
45
Draft, Edits, circa 1963
50
46
Draft, Notes, circa 1963
50
47
Illustrations, circa 1960-1964
50
48
Research, Artwork, 1962
50
49
Research, Autobiography (handwritten), circa 1962
50
50
Research, Autobiography (typescript), circa 1962
50
51
Research, Biography/Chronology, circa 1962
50
52
Research, Printed Material, circa 1950-1961
50
53
15.7: Project Files, General, circa 1917-1963
Description Container
American Artists Group, circa 1917-1947
50
54
Art 1942, Correspondence, 1942
50
55
Art 1942, Statement of Aims, 1942
50
56
Astor Diamond Necklace, circa 1940-1960
51
1
Astor Diamond Necklace, circa 1940-1960
51
2
Book Proposal, Evolution of American Art, 1913-1935, circa 1937
51
3
Book Proposal, Giants in the Arts, circa 1950
51
4
Daniel, Charles, 1951
51
5
Dove, Arthur, 1954-1961
51
6
Hahn, William, 1942
51
7
Harnett, William M., 1939-1941
51
8
Hartley, Marsden, 1949-1957
51
9
Inness, George, 1957-1960
51
10
Kollwitz, Kathe, circa 1941
51
11
Levine, Jack, 1947
51
12
Luks, George, 1961
51
13
Maurer, Alfred, 1956-1963
51
14
Museum of Modern Art, Exhibitions, 1938-1944
51
15
Noble, John, 1949-1953
51
16
Photography, circa 1933-1950
51
17
Picture Research, circa 1940-1955
51
18
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, 1931-1935
51
19
Whitney Museum, 1961
51
20
15.8: Project Files, Teaching, 1942-1946
Description Container
Class Notes, American Art and American Life, 1946
51
21
Class Notes, Art in the Modern World, 1943
51
22
Class Notes, History of Art (syllabus), 1942-1944
51
23
Class Notes, History of Art (additional materials), 1942-1944
51
24
Class Notes, History of Art (department memos), 1943-1944
51
25
Lecture Dates, 1944
51
26
New School Lectures, #1-8, 1946
51
27
New School Lectures, #9-14, 1946
51
28
New School Lectures, Notes, circa 1946
51
29
15.9: Writings, circa 1939-1964
Description Container
Creative, Play, circa 1947
51
30
Creative, Poems, 1963-1964
51
31
Creative, Reminiscences, circa 1935-1955
51
32
Essay, "American Standard of Photography" (drafts 1-2), circa 1939
51
33
Essay, "American Standard of Photography" (drafts 3-4), circa 1939
51
34
Essay, "American Standard of Photography" (notes), circa 1939
51
35
Essay, "Bringing Art and the Public Together", circa 1940-1955
51
36
Essay, "Documentary Photography", circa 1945-1960
51
37
Essay, "Feet", circa 1945-1960
51
38
Essay, "Horizon for Photography", circa 1940
51
39
Essay, "Oil Colors vs. Silver Salts", 1953-1954
51
40
Essay, "State of the Artist", 1951
51
41
Essay, "Story of Oil", circa 1957
51
42
Essay, "Why Can't America Afford Art?", circa 1946
51
43
Essays, On Photography, circa 1940-1955
51
44
Monograph, Marsden Hartley (catalog), circa 1951
51
45
Monograph, Marsden Hartley (essay), circa 1951
51
46
Report, "On Artists in the United States", 1951-1952
51
47
Speech, "Art and the Atom", 1947
52
1
Speech, "Art Patronage in the United States", 1945
52
2
Speech, "Economic Base of Art", 1947
52
3
Speech, "How the Matter Stands", 1947
52
4
Speech, "Introducing Elisabeth Hoyt", 1947
52
5
Speech, "Standards of Photographic Criticism", 1944
52
6
15.10: Printed Material, circa 1931-1963
Description Container
Article, "Alchemy and the Artist: I. Rice Pereira", 1947
52
7
Article, "Cooper Union", 1947
52
8
Article, "George Inness and Thomas Eakins", 1940
52
9
Article, "Johannes Gutenberg", 1937
52
10
Article, "Portrait of a Photographer", 1938
52
11
Article, "Research and Background Material for the Photographer", circa 1943
52
12
Article, "Save the Arts Projects", 1937
52
13
Article, "Social Art", 1938
52
14
Article, "Trade Union Rears Its Artistic Head in Springfield", 1938
52
15
Article, "Tradition and Marsden Hartley", 1962
52
16
Article, "Use of Art in America", 1947
52
17
Article, "Why Can't America Afford Art?", 1946
52
18
Book, Art Professions in the United States, 1950
52
19
Book Reviews on McCausland Publications, 1946-1952
52
20
Bulletin, New York State Museum, On Edward Lamson Henry, 1945
52
21
Clippings, By McCausland, 1937-1954
52
22
Clippings on Art, circa 1923-1947
52
23
Clippings on Art, Notebook (A-E), circa 1936-1947
52
24
Clippings on Art, Notebook (F-M), circa 1936-1947
52
25
Clippings on Art, Notebook (N-R), circa 1936-1947
52
26
Clippings on Art, Notebook (S-Z), circa 1936-1947
52
27
Clippings, Springfield Republican, 1931-1945
52
28
Clippings, Springfield Republican, 1946
52
29
Exhibition Catalogs, ACA Gallery, 1944-1946
52
30
Exhibition Catalogs, Berkshire Museum, 1939
52
31
Exhibition Catalogs, By Artist, 1945-1963
52
32
Exhibition Catalogs, General, 1934-1938
52
33
Exhibition Catalogs, General, 1944-1963
52
34
Monograph, Charles W. Hawthorne, 1947
52
35
Monograph, David Burliuk, 1962
52
36
Monograph, George Inness, 1946
52
37
Monograph, John Whorf, circa 1940-1960
52
38
Monograph, Marsden Hartley, 1952
52
39
Pamphlet, Blue Menace, 1928
52
40
Pamphlet, Printmakers, 1939
52
41
Periodical, American Collector, 1945-1946
52
42
Periodical, Art Digest, 1951
52
43
Periodical, Antiques, 1955
52
44
Periodical, Art in America, 1952, 1957
52
45
Periodical, Artist's Proof, 1962
52
46
Periodical, Arts and Architecture, 1946
52
47
Periodical, Arts Magazine, 1961
52
48
Periodical, College Art Journal, 1949, 1953
52
49
Periodical, Magazine of Art, 1944-1945
52
50
Periodical, Magazine of Art, 1946
53
1
Periodical, Magazine of Art, 1947-1951
53
2
Periodical, Nation, 1955
53
3
Periodical, Panorama, 1945
53
5
Periodical, New Currents, 1944
53
4
Periodical, Parnassus, 1937
53
6
Periodical, Parnassus, 1938
53
7
Periodical, Parnassus, 1939
53
8
Periodical, Parnassus, 1940
53
9
Periodical, Photo Technique, 1941
53
10
Periodical, University of Nebraska Galleries, 1954
53
11
Printed Press, circa 1931-1933
53
12
Program, 1952
53
13
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1921-1963
53
14
Miscellaneous Printed Material, Theater Programs, circa 1963
53
15

Make a Request

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