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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978

George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978

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Series 5: Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section Files , 1942-1955, 1972-1975, 1918
0.5 linear feet
Box 5

This series is comprised of Stout's military records from his service during and immediately after World War II in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section of the U.S. Army. The records include certificates, army directives, appointments, forms, reports, and a few scattered photographs.
This series is arranged as three subseries.
5.1: Military Records, 1918, 1943-1955
5.2: Monuments Men Publications, 1942-circa 1950, 1972-1975
5.3: Photographs, circa 1945
5.1: Military Records, 1918, 1943-1955
These records include certificates, army directives, appointments, forms, reports, and a few official photographs. There is also a certificate of Stout's honorable discharge from World War I and documentation of his Bronze Star award.
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Honorable Discharge Certificate, 1918
Original certificate and photocopies.
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Military Records, 1943
Includes small black and white photographs of George Leslie Stout.
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Military Records, 1944
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Military Records, 1945
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Bronze Star Medal, 1945
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Military Records, 1946
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Military Records, 1947-1948
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Records on the Exhibition of Paintings from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, 1948
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Military Reports, 1949
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Military Records, 1950
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Military Records, 1951-1955
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Undated Military Records, 1943-1950
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5.2: Monuments Men Publications, 1972-1975, 1942-circa 1950
The printed materials in this subseries largely consist of articles and journals written and signed by several Monuments Men and inscribed to George Stout. Many of the articles are about experiences in the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives (MFAA) Section. There are articles written by Langdon Warner, Lincoln Kirstein, Theodore Sizer, and several others. Some of the papers describe MFAA activities but are not written by Monuments Men. A few records are in French and Japanese.
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Langdon Warner's Commencement Address, 1942
The commencement address is inscribed by Langdon Warner to George Leslie Stout.
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College Art Journal, 1946
Journal includes articles by Walker Hancock, Marvin C. Ross, and Andrew C. Ritchie about their experiences as Monuments Men.
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"Some Inside Information Around the 'Forged' Vermeer of Rotterdam", 1946
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A Walpolean at War, 1947
This booklet was written by Theodore Sizer with an inscription to George Stout.
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La Protection Scientifique des Ouevres d'Art en Temps de Guerre, 1947
This booklet was written by Paul Coremans with an inscription to George Leslie Stout.
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"Arts and Monuments", circa 1950
This article was written by Lincoln Kirstein.
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Aperture, 1972
This book contains an article written by Lincoln Kirstein and the cover is inscribed by Kirstein to George Stout.
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Fourth Presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal, 1973
This booklet was published by the Freer Gallery of Art for the presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal to Tanaka Ichimatsu who assisted with art conservation in Japan after World War II. The booklet is inscribed to George Stout by Ichimatsu.
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Mr. Stinson's 'Pet City' - The Sparing of Kyoto, 1945, 1975
Booklet researching the reason Kyoto was spared as a target for the nuclear bomb. The booklet is inscribed by author Otis Cary, a World War II veteran, to George Stout.
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5.3: Photographs, circa 1945
There are 2 folders of photographs about the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section. One folder contains a few photographs, several of them duplicates, depicting groups of unidentifed soldiers on a ship. Stout is only in two of the images including a group photograph with Lamont Moore, Walker Hancock and other Monuments Men. There are also negatives of 12 images, four of which have been developed into black and white photographs, that show La Gleize Church and the town of Ambleve, Belgium during 1945, probably soon after the Battle of the Bulge.
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La Gleize Church and Ambleve, Belgium, 1945
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Miscellaneous, circa 1945
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