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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

Contents and Arrangement

The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers are arranged into twelve series:

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Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers , 1975, 1888-1947
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3, 33-34, OV 42

This series consists of material of a more personal nature or relating to more personal aspects of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's life apart from her numerous professional, philanthropic, and artistic activities. Material includes schoolwork, report cards (for both Whitney and her daughter, Barbara), financial material (relating mostly to household and clothing expenses), official and travel documents, interviews, biographical sketches and writings about Whitney (including pieces written by Guy Pene du Bois, Frederick James Gregg, and Camille Mauclair), awards and honorary degrees, address and telephone books, printed material, two sound recordings of interviews on two sound discs, and scattered lists and notes.
Also found are files relating to various committees in which Whitney participated, such as ones for the campaign of Charles Hughes for President in 1916, for the erection of Victory Hall, a combined war memorial and convention center, and the New York World's Fair; files relating to the Whitney's custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt, in 1934; and files relating to the gift of Whitney's dresses to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1975.
Of particular note in this series are a paper doll book consisting of hand-made, painted, and individually named paper dolls, presumably created by Whitney sometime in the late 1880s or early 1890s, and the book A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Sudents (1896), which may have been used by Whitney in her early studies of art and which contains scattered sketches and notes. Another item of note is a letter of introduction for the Whitneys, written by Alice G. Vanderbilt and introducing them to the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of some clippings and printed miscellany; the bulk of A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (Whitney's enclosed sketches and notes have been scanned); and clippings relating to the Gloria Vanderbilt custody case.
Description Container Select
Address and Telephone Books, undated
1
1-3
Affidavit Regarding Taxes on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, 1943
1
4
Auction Catalogs
The Private Collection of Mrs. W. B. Force, 1931
1
5
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, 1942
1
6
Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1924-1941
Oversized material housed in Box 33 and OV 42
1
7
Biographical Sketches (WMAA file), 1917-1947
1
8
Biographical Writings on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, undated
1
9
Committee Files
National Hughes Campaign, 1916
1
10
Victory Hall Association, 1920
1
11-13
New York World's Fair, World's Fair Five Corporation, 1935-1940
1
14
Cut-outs of Famous People on Cardboard, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 42
1
15
Financial Material
Morgan, Harjes, and Co. Statements, 1915-1918
1
16
Cancelled Checks, 1898-1900
1
17
Checkbooks, 1902-1903
1
18
Checkbooks, 1908-1909
1
19
Checkbooks, 1911-1912
1
20
Checkbooks, 1914-1918
1
21
Checkbooks, 1916-1917
1
22
Checkbooks, 1907, 1918
1
23
Checkbooks, 1919-1920
1
24
Checkbooks, 1920-1928
1
25
Checkbooks, 1926-1940
1
26
Receipts, 1911-1940
2
1-6
Lists of Expenses, 1917-1919
2
7
Flora Payne Whitney: Her Life and Times by Mark D. Hirsch, Typed Manuscript of Chapters 5-6, Bibliography, and Appendices, undated
2
8
Gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute, 1975
2
9
Girls Club, Book (empty) and Rules, 1893
2
10
Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Case, 1933-1937
2
11-13
Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Case, Clippings, 1934-1941
2
14
A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (sketches and notes enclosed), 1896
Oversized material housed in Box 33
2
15
Interviews
"Revising City Charter," W. H. N. Station, 1935 December 28
2 sound discs (lacquer)
Oversized material housed in Box 34
2
16
General Motors Program (transcript), 1940 April 6
2
17
"Hour of Charm," W. E. A. F. Station, 1940 April 7
1 sound discs (lacquer)
Oversized material housed in Box 34
2
18
Last Will and Testament (draft), 1910
2
19
Last Will and Testament of Harry Payne Whitney, 1929
2
20
Last Will and Testament of Alice G. Vanderbilt, 1934
2
21
Letter of Introduction for Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney (from Alice G. Vanderbilt to Augustus Saint-Gaudens), circa 1900
2
22
List of Books Owned by Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1890
2
23
List of Works and Sketch of Sculpture, undated
2
24
Notes, 1900-1925
2
25
Paper Doll Book, circa 1890s
2
26
Passport, 1937
2
27
Poem Written for Gertrude Vanderbilt While Aboard Etruria (author unknown), 1889
2
28
"Pourquoi Aimer?" by [Harry] McVickar, 1895
2
29
Printed and Other Miscellany, 1910-1939
2
30-32
Report Cards for Barbara Whitney, 1916-1920
2
33
School Reports, 1889-1892
2
34
School Work, 1889-1894
2
35-40
Scrapbook on Eleanore Duse, 1923-1924
3
1
Sign, "In Memory of Harry Payne Whitney", 1930
Oversized material housed in OV 42
3
2
Steamship Trips, Sailing and Passenger Lists, 1888-1901
3
3
Telephone Message, Empty Envelopes, and Other Material, undated
3
4
Volumes of Transcribed Poetry, 1895, undated
3
5-8
Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees scanned with Box 1, Folder 7, 1924-1941
33
Oversize, A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students (sketches and notes enclosed) scanned with Box 2, Folder 15, 1896
33
Oversize, Interviews, "Revising City Charter," W. H. N. Station (sound recording) from Box 2, Folder 16, 1935 December 28
34
Oversize, Interviews, "Hour of Charm," W. E. A. F. Station (sound recording) from Box 2, Folder 18, 1940 April 7
34
Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees scanned with Box 1, Folder 7, 1924-1941
OV 42
Oversize, Cut-outs of Famous People on Cardboard scanned with Box 1, Folder 15, undated
OV 42
Oversize, Sign, "In Memory of Harry Payne Whitney," scanned with Box 3, Folder 2, 1930
OV 42

Series 2: Correspondence , 1889-1949, 1959
6 Linear feet
Boxes 3-9

This series consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's personal and professional correspondence, as well as family correspondence and some correspondence received by her daughter Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after her death.
Correspondence can also be found amongst sculpture and philanthropy files.
  • 2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence, 1889-1896
  • 2.2: Later Family Correspondence, 1896-1942
  • 2.3: General Correspondence, 1896-1942
  • 2.4: Posthumous Correspondence, 1942-1949, 1959
Series has been scanned in its entirety with the exception of cards and envelopes from condolence bouquets.
2.1: Early Personal and Family Correspondence, 1889-1896
This subseries consists of correspondence from and between various members of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families, as well as correspondence received by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney from friends and suitors, concerning primarily family and personal matters and documenting her relationships with family and friends prior to her marriage. Found here is correspondence between Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney before and during their courtship, as well as letters received by both upon the announcement of their engagement. Also found is correspondence relating to Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s engagement to Grace Wilson, of which the family disapproved.
Description Container
To Harry Payne Whitney from His Parents, 1887-1888
3
9
Vanderbilt Family Correspondence
To Mrs. Whitney from Alice Vanderbilt, 1889
3
10
To Alice Vanderbilt from William Vanderbilt, 1889
3
11
To His Parents from Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., 1889
3
12
To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Friends and Suitors
Andrews, Frank M., circa 1895
3
13
Appleton, James W., 1896
3
14
Barnes, James, 1895-1896
3
15
Cottenet, Rawlins, 1895-1896
3
16
Hunt, Esther, 1894-1896
3
17-18
Lawrence, J. W., 1895
3
19
Lydig, Philip, circa 1895
3
20
McLane, Thomas, 1894
3
21
McVickar, Harry, circa 1895
3
22
Ronalds, Reginald, 1894
3
23
Sands, Robert C., 1895-1896
3
24
Sloane, Adele, 1895
3
25
Stewart, Lispenard, 1895-1896
3
26
Taylor, Moses, 1895
3
27
Wadsworth, Craig, 1896
3
28
Whitehouse, Worthington, circa 1895
3
29
To Gertrude Vanderbilt from Harry Payne Whitney, 1895-1896
3
30-36
To Harry Payne Whitney from Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1896
3
37
Letters regarding Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.'s Engagement, 1895-1896
3
38
Letters to Gertrude Vanderbilt on Her Engagement, 1896
3
39-40
Letters to Harry Payne Whitney on His Engagement, 1896
4
1
2.2: Later Family Correspondence, 1896-1942
Correspondence found here is between Whitney and family members and dates from after her marriage until her death in 1942. Correspondents include her husband, mother, sister, children, and various nieces and nephews, primarily in the form of incoming letters, in addition to scattered drafts of outgoing letters in Whitney's hand.
Description Container
Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews, 1930s-circa 1942
4
2
Vanderbilt, Alfred, 1896-1898
4
3
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1896
4
4
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1898
4
5
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1900
4
6
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1901-1903
4
7
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1905
4
8
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1906
4
9
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1907
4
10
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1911
4
11
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1914-1920
4
12
Vanderbilt, Alice Gwynne, 1930-1935
4
13
Vanderbilt, Catherine, circa 1940-1941
4
14
Vanderbilt, Cornelius II, 1896, 1898
4
15
Vanderbilt, Cornelius III (Neily), circa 1890s-1942
4
16
Vanderbilt, Reginald Claypoole, 1896
4
17
Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1896-1907
4
18
Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1911-1916
4
19
Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, and Szechenyi, Lasili, 1930-1934, 1924
4
20
Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1935
4
21
Vanderbilt Szechenyi, Gladys, 1936-1941
4
22
Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1925-1934
4
23
Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1935-1938
4
24
Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1939
4
25
Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1940
4
26
Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1941
4
27
Vanderbilt, Mrs. W. K., Jr. (Virginia aka Birdie), 1915-1919
4
28
Whitney, Barbara, 1907-1921
4
29
Whitney, Barbara Henry and Barklie Henry, 1922-1942
4
30
Whitney, Cornelius (Sonny), 1907-circa 1918
4
31
Whitney, Cornelius (Sonny), 1919-1941
4
32
Whitney, Flora, 1906-1911
4
33
Whitney, Flora, 1912
4
34
Whitney, Flora, 1913-1914
4
35
Whitney, Flora, 1914
4
36
Whitney, Flora, 1915
4
37
Whitney, Flora, and Roderick Tower, 1917-1927
4
38
Whitney, Flora, 1928-1942
4
39
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1898-1912
4
40
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1915-1918
5
1
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1919-1925
5
2
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1926-1930
5
3
Whitney, Helen Hay, 1908-1930
5
4
Whitney, William C., 1896-1901
5
5
Miscellaneous Family Correspondence, circa 1890s-1920s
5
6
2.3: General Correspondence, 1896-1942
This series consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's personal and professional correspondence dating from 1896 to her death in 1942. Correspondence includes mostly incoming letters, in addition to some carbon copies of outgoing correspondence and scattered drafts of outgoing letters in Whitney's hand. Correspondents include friends, lovers, artists, architects, designers, art organizations, museums and galleries, relief and philanthropic organizations, writers, publishers, and others. While family letters are found primarily in Series 2.1. and Series 2.2., this series does include letters of condolence upon the deaths of William C. Whitney (received by Harry Payne Whitney), Harry Payne Whitney (including some received by Flora Whitney Miller), and Alice G. Vanderbilt.
Correspondence concerns personal mattters; Whitney's sponsorship of artists (including Morgan Russell, Edgar McAdams, Laura McLane, and Frederick Roth); Whitney's sculpture commissions and exhibitions of sculpture; exhibitions of other artists' work held in Whitney's studio; art competitions sponsored by Whitney (such as Competition in Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, 1914-1915, and Immigrant in America Poster Contest, 1915); requests for assistance from struggling artists and other needy individuals; requests for work in modeling and casting; Whitney's war relief work, as well as her general philanthropy and art patronage; the purchase of Whitney's sculpture, Head of Spanish Peasant, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the publication of Whitney's novel Walking the Dusk as well as her other writing efforts; plans for the New York World's Fair; and awards and honorary degrees received by Whitney.
Beginning in the early 1910s, material consists of more and more routine business correspondence which was received and created by several different secretaries on Whitney's behalf. Also found is a list of incoming correspondence received from 1915 to 1918, which was kept by Irene Givenwilson, one of Whitney's secretaries.
Chronologically arranged folders marked "Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents" found toward the end of the series, contain a combination of letters on which the signature is absent or illegible, and hand-written notes and drafts in Whitney's hand to unidentified recipients.
Description Container
Alexander, Grace, 1917
5
7
Allen, Annie (nee Winsor), 1896-1903
5
8
Allen, Frederick H., 1932-1934, 1916
5
9
Alley Festa, 1917
5
10
American Federation of Arts, 1916-1936
5
11
American Museum of Natural History (inc. Whitney Wing), 1923-1940
5
12
American Red Cross, 1917-1923, 1941
5
13
Anderson, Hendrik Christian, 1900-1938
5
14
Appleton, J. W., 1903-1935
5
15
Art Alliance of America, 1917-1918
5
16
A, First Names Only, 1910, 1940
5
17
A, Miscellaneous: A.-Am, circa 1900-1940s
5
18
A, Miscellaneous: An-Av, circa 1900-1940s
5
19
Beach, Chester and Eleanor, 1915-1917
5
20
Beaux, Cecilia, 1915-1917
5
21
Bird, May, 1915-1917
5
22
Bodley, Ronnie V. C., 1941-1942
5
23
Brearley School, 1917-1920
5
24
Brentano's, 1915-1917
5
25
Burden, Adele, 1896-circa 1934
5
26
B, Miscellaneous: B.-Ba, circa 1900-1930s
5
27
B, Miscellaneous: Be, circa 1900-1930s
5
28
B, Miscellaneous: Bi-Bo, 1890s-1930s
5
29
B, Miscellaneous: Br-Bu, circa 1900-1930s
5
30
C. & A. Richards, 1928
5
31
C., P., circa 1911-1942
5
32
Carnegie Institute, 1935, 1918-1919
5
33
Carroll, Philip, 1911-1917
5
34
Carroll, Philip, 1930, 1918-1919
5
35
Chalfin, Paul, 1942, 1911-1917
5
36
Chamberlain, George Agnew, 1931-1941
5
37
Chanler, Robert, 1915-1927
5
38
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915-1916
5
39
Chateau de la Boulaye-Occupancy by German Forces, 1940
5
40
Clayton, Paul, circa 1927
5
41
Colony Club, 1915-1919
5
42
Committee for Immigrants in America, 1915
5
43
Competition in Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, 1914-1915
5
44
Cottonet, R. L., and F. M., 1896-1934
5
45
Coward McCann Inc., 1932-1940
5
46
Crocker, Frank L., 1931-1941
5
47
Crocker, Frank L., re: Estate of Harry Payne Whitney, 1931-1932
5
48
Crowninshield, Frank, 1915-1920
5
49
Curtis, Marjorie, 1916
5
50
Cushing, Howard, 1902-circa 1912
5
51
C, First Names Only, circa 1920s, 1937
5
52
C, Miscellaneous: C.-Ca, circa 1890s-circa 1930s
Includes 2 letters from Alexander Calder
5
53
C, Miscellaneous: Ce-Cl, circa 1900s-1930s
5
54
C, Miscellaneous: Co-Cu, circa 1900-circa 1942
5
55
Davidson, Jo and Florence, circa 1919-circa 1942
5
56
Delano & Aldrich, 1915-1919
5
57
De Strelecki, J., 1916-1919
5
58
Draper, Charles, 1907-1939
5
59
Duell, Charles, 1912
5
60
D, First Names Only, circa 1900-1930s
6
1
D, Miscellaneous: Da, circa 1900-circa 1942
Includes letter from Arthur B. Davies
6
2
D, Miscellaneous: De, circa 1900-circa 1942
6
3
D, Miscellaneous: Dh-Do, circa 1890s-1930s
6
4
D, Miscellaneous: Dr-Dw, circa 1890s-1930s
6
5
Earl, Maud, 1916-1917
6
6
Elliott, Maud Howe, 1916-1922
6
7
Elwood, Philip H., Jr., 1916-1917
6
8
E, First Names Only, 1890s-1920s
6
9
E, Miscellaneous, circa 1910-1920s
6
10
Fairmount Park Art Association, 1933
6
11
Favai, Gennaro and Maria, 1915-1919
6
12
Ferris, Hugh, 1931-1932
6
13
Fleck, Harry T., 1916-1917
6
14
Force, Juliana, circa 1911-1941
6
15
Frazier, Julia (Mrs. Kenneth Frazier), 1916-1917
6
16
French, Daniel C., 1907, 1916
6
17
Friends of the Young Artists, 1916-1917
6
18
Friends of the Young Artists, 1917
6
19
F, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-1930s
6
20
Gerry, Mabel, 1896, 1911-1930
6
21
Gibson, Charles, 1916-1917
6
22
Gillies, John Wallace, 1915-1916
6
23
Givenwilson, Irene, 1914-1918
6
24
Gregory, Elizabeth, 1916-1917
6
25
Gregory, John, 1930, 1909-1919
6
26
Groth, Catherine (Lee), 1916-1917
6
27
Guardabassi, Francesco Mario, 1914-1942
6
28
G, First Names Only, 1930s-circa 1942
6
29
G, Miscellaneous: Gl-Gw, circa 1900-1930s
6
31
Hammond, Emily and John Henry, 1917-1918, 1930
6
32
Hammond, Natalie H., 1912-1918
6
33
Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1931
6
34
Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1932
6
35
Hartwell, John A. (Josh), circa 1934
6
36
Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1935
6
37-38
Hartwell, John A. (Josh), 1936-1938
6
39
Hartwell, John A. (Josh), circa 1939-1941
6
40
Haseltine, Herbert, 1910-1936
6
41
Hav, 1927-1928
6
42
Hazard, Margaret Kellog, circa 1917-1920
6
43
Henri, Robert, 1916
6
44
Henry, Lucien, 1916
6
45
Hoffman, Malvina, 1915-1917
6
46
Hunt, Esther, 1896-1900
6
47
Hunter College of the City of New York, 1916-1917
6
48
H, Miscellaneous: H.-Has, circa 1900-circa 1942
6
49
H, Miscellaneous: Hat-Hi, circa 1900-circa 1942
6
50
H, Miscellaneous: Ho-Hy, circa 1900-circa 1942
6
51
Immigrant in America Poster Contest, 1915
6
52
I, First Names Only, 1936-1937
6
53
I, Miscellaneous, 1918-1923
6
54
J, First Names Only, circa 1915-1930s
6
55
J, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-1930s
6
56
K, First Names Only, 1908-1916
6
57
K, Miscellaneous: K.-Ki, circa 1900-1930s
6
58
K, Miscellaneous: Kl-Ku, circa 1900-1930s
6
59
Lanier, Harriet (Mrs. J.F.D.), 1916-1917
7
1
Lincoln National Bank, 1915-1920
7
2
List of Incoming Correspondence Kept by Irene Givenwilson (Gertrude V. Whitney's secretary), 1915-1918
7
3
Little Club, 1916
7
4
Lydig, Rita (Mrs. Philip), 1916-1917
7
5
L, First Names Only, 1896-1911, 1942
7
6
L, Miscellaneous: La-Le, circa 1900-circa 1942
7
7
L, Miscellaneous: Li-Ly, circa 1900-1930s
7
8
M. Knoedler & Co., 1915-1917
7
9
M. Knoedler & Co., Whitney Exhibition, 1936
7
10
Martin, Walton, 1915-1917
7
11
Maule, M. F., 1907
7
12
McAdams, Edgar, circa 1915
7
13
McLane, Laura, circa 1916
7
14
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916-1941
7
15
Minazzoli, Eddie, 1911-1932
7
16
Moffat, John, 1917-1920
7
17
Morgan, Laura, circa 1934-circa 1941
7
18
M, First Names Only, 1914-1934
7
19
M, Miscellaneous: Ma, circa 1900-circa 1942
7
20
M, Miscellaneous: Mc, circa 1900-1940
7
21
M, Miscellaneous: Me-Mo, 1890s-circa 1942
7
22
M, Miscellaneous: Mu, circa 1890s-circa 1942
7
23
National Arts Club, 1916-1920
7
24
National Sculpture Society, 1915-1929
7
25
New Jersey College for Women, 1934
7
26
New York World's Fair, 1935-1936
7
27
New York World's Fair, 1938-1939
7
28
Newport Art Association, 1915-1917
7
29
Newport Art Association, 1918-1940
7
30
Noland, Charlotte, 1916-1920
7
31
N, First Names Only, 1919
7
32
N, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-circa 1942
7
33
O, First Names Only, 1917
7
34
O, Miscellaneous, circa 1910-1930s
7
35
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915-1916
7
36
Parrish, Maxfield, 1916-1918
7
37
Pepper, George Wharton, 1935
7
38-39
Pepper, George Wharton, 1936
7
40
Pietro, S. C. (Friends of the Young Artists), 1915-1917
7
41
Pulitzer, Mrs. Ralph, 1916-1917
7
42
Purdy, W. Frank (The Gorham Co.), 1915-1919
7
43
P, First Names Only, 1935
7
44
P, Miscellaneous: Pa, circa 1910-1930s
7
45
P, Miscellaneous: Pe-Pf, circa 1910-1930s
7
46
P, Miscellaneous: Ph-Pu, circa 1910-1930s
7
47
Q, Miscellaneous, 1931, 1922
7
48
Ramon, Adolpho, 1915-1919
7
49
Ramon, Rafael, circa 1911-1916
7
50
Ranken, William, 1916
7
51
Regan, Thos. J., 1914-1920
7
52
Regan, Thos. J., 1931-1942
7
53
Roth, Frederick G. R., 1915-1917
7
54
Russell, Morgan, 1910-1930
7
55
R, Miscellaneous: Ra-Ri, circa 1910-1930s
7
56
R, Miscellaneous: Ro-Ru, circa 1900-1941
Includes a telegram from Auguste Rodin and a letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt)
7
57
San Francisco Art Association, 1914-1918
7
58
Sands, Robert Cornell, 1915-1930
8
1
Sanger, Virginia (Mrs. Ralph), 1916-1920
8
2
School Art League, 1916-1917
8
3
Scott & Fowles, 1917-1918, 1930
8
4
Scudder, Janet, 1916-1919
8
5
Severn, Elizabeth, 1916
8
6
Society of Independent Artists, 1917
8
7
Soldwedel, Frederick A., 1916-1919
8
8
Sorchan, Charlotte (Mrs. Victor), 1917
8
9
Stackpole, William, 1907-1930
8
10
Stevens, Ada B., 1934-1935
8
11
Stewart, Lila, 1917
8
12
Studio, 1913
8
13
S, Miscellaneous: S.-Sa, circa 1900-1930s
Includes letter from Augustus Saint-Gaudens)
8
14
S, Miscellaneous: Sc-Sh, circa 1910-1930s
8
15
S, Miscellaneous: Si-So, 1896-1930s
Includes 2 letters from John Sloan)
8
16
S, Miscellaneous: Sp-Sw, circa 1900-1930s
8
17
Tiffany & Co., 1916-1920
8
18
Toledo Museum of Art, 1917-1918
8
19
T, First Names Only, 1917-1940
8
20
T, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-circa 1940s
8
21
U, Miscellaneous, 1917-1920
8
22
V, Miscellaneous, circa 1900-circa 1942
8
23
Ward, Winifred, 1915-1917
8
24
Warren, Lloyd, 1909-1918
8
25
Watson, Forbes, circa 1919-1936
8
26
Watts, Diana, 1915-1917
8
27
Weston, Mrs. C., 1917
8
28
Woodruff, Helen S. (Mrs. Lewis B.), 1916-1923
8
29
W, First Names Only (Bill/William), circa 1922-1930
8
30
W, Miscellaneous: W.-Wa, circa 1900-circa 1942
8
31
W, Miscellaneous: We-Wig, circa 1900-circa 1942
8
32
W, Miscellaneous: Wil-Wy, circa 1900-circa 1942
8
33
Young, J. W., 1927-1929
8
34
Y, First Names Only, 1931-circa 1934
8
35
Y, Miscellaneous, 1915-1934
8
36
Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1916-1939
8
37
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, circa 1900-circa 1942
8
38
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1896
8
39
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1903
8
40
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1907-1908
8
41
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1910
8
42
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1911
8
43
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, circa 1912-1913
8
44
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, circa 1914-1916
8
45
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1917-1920
8
46
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1920s
8
47
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, Probably inc. Paul Clayton, 1927-1928
8
48
Miscellaneous/Unknown Correspondents, 1931-1941
8
49
Letters of Condolence to Harry Payne Whitney Upon the Death of His Father (William C. Whitney), 1904
8
50-53
Letters of Condolence Upon the Death of Harry Payne Whitney
Letters, A-B, 1930
8
54
Letters, C-E, 1930
8
55
Letters, F-H, 1930
8
56
Letters, J-M, 1930
8
57
Letters, N-S, 1930
8
58
Letters, T-W, 1930
8
59
Letters, First Names Only, 1930
8
60
Letters, Illegible, Unknown, 1930
8
61
List of Flowers/Letters Received, 1930
9
1
Name Cards, 1930
9
2
Note Cards from Condolence Bouquets, 1930
9
3-4
Telegrams, 1930
9
5
Letters of Condolence to Flora Whitney Miller Upon the Death of Harry Payne Whitney
Letters, 1930
9
6
Telegrams, 1930
9
7
First Names Only/Illegible, 1930
9
8
Letters of Condolence Upon Death of Alice G. Vanderbilt
Letters, 1934
9
9
Telegrams, 1934
9
10
First Names Only/Illegible, 1934
9
11
2.4: Posthumous Correspondence, 1959, 1942-1949
This subseries consists of correspondence received by Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after the death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Included are letters of condolence, and correspondence relating to the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate, a memorial exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, gifts in memory of Whitney, and an exhibition of Whitney sculpture at the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts in 1959.
Description Container
Letters of Condolence to Flora Whitney Miller Upon the Death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1942
9
12-13
Letters of Condolence to Juliana Force Upon the Death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1942
9
14
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Estate
Correspondence, 1942
9
15
Correspondence, 1943
9
16-17
Correspondence, 1944
9
18
Whitney Museum of American Art
Correspondence, 1942
9
19
Correspondence, 1943-1944
9
20
Flora Whitney Miller Correspondence Pertaining to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1947-1959
9
21

Series 3: Journals , circa 1886-1939
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 9-12, 33

This series consists of journals, diaries, and notebooks kept by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney throughout her life and in which she documented personal thoughts and experiences, and social events and happenings in her life.
Journals are arranged as two chronological subseries.
  • 3.1: Personal Journals, circa 1886-1939
  • 3.2: Social Journals, 1893-1920
Journals have been scanned in entirety.
3.1: Personal Journals, circa 1886-1939
This subseries consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's journals of a more personal nature. Personal journals range from ones she kept as a child and adolescent to ones she kept during her engagement and honeymoon to ones she kept as an adult, and include travel journals, impression books, diaries, confessions album, writing journals, and "A Line A Day" books. Personal journals record Whitney's trips abroad and time spent in Newport as a young girl, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, her honeymoon trip to Japan, certain early writing efforts, her "thoughts relating to art, subjects for statues, composition symbols, all manner of substances which affects [her] artistic life" (from Art Journal, 1906-1907), her work with the Juilly Hospital in France during the First World War, trips to Spain in 1920 and 1928-1929, and daily events and impressions for certain periods of time.
Description Container
Journal, Crossing the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York, circa 1886
9
22
Journal (unbound), 1890 April 20-28
9
23
Journal, "Across the Atlantic,", 1890 May
9
24
Journal, Vol. I, 1890 May-September
9
25
Journal, Vol. II, 1890 September-December
9
26
Journal, Vol. IV, 1891 March-August
9
27
Album, "Confessions", 1891-1894
9
28
Diary, 1892-1893
9
29
Impression Book, "People I Meet", 1893-1894
9
30
Journal, "People", 1894
9
31
Diary, 1894-1895
9
32
Diary, Vol. II, 1895-1896
9
33
Diary, Engagement to Harry Payne Whitney, 1896 April-August
9
34
Journal Kept on Honeymoon, "My Trip Abroad", 1896-1897
9
35
Journal, Vol. III, 1903-1905
10
1
Journal, 1904-1911
10
2
Art Journal, 1906-1907
10
3
Journal, 1906
10
4
"My Motor Log Book", 1906-1924
10
5
Journal, 1906 October 9-27
10
6
"A Line A Day" Book, 1907-1911
10
7
Journal, circa 1908
10
8
Journal, Paris, 1910-1911
10
9
Flora Whitney's Journal, "Record of Plays Seen", 1910-1913
10
10
Journal, circa 1912-1914
10
11
Journal (unbound), 1918, 1913
10
12
"A Line A Day" Book, 1914
10
13
Journals (2), Juilly Hospital, 1914
10
14
Desk Diary, 1914
10
15
Journal, Spain, 1920 September-October
10
16
"A Line A Day" Book, 1926
11
1
Journal, Spain, 1928-1929
11
2
Journal, Letter to "Dearest", 1930
11
3
"A Line A Day" Book, 1939
11
4
3.2: Social Journals, 1893-1920
This subseries consists of dinner books (recording attendees and seating arrangements), a dance book (recording dances danced and with whom), an invitation book (listing people invited to different social gatherings), as well as bound and unbound volumes of invitations received and accepted, all of which document, to one extent or another, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's various social activities and her social milieu.
Description Container
"Dinner Book, Vol. I", 1893-1895
11
5
"Invitations Accepted" (unbound), circa 1893-1895
11
6-7
"Dances", 1894-1896
11
8
"All Entertainment Book, Newport", 1895
11
9
"Dinner Book, Vol. II", 1895-1896
11
10
"Invitations" (unbound), before 1897
11
11-12
"Dinners", 1899
11
13
"House Parties", 1905-1907
11
14
"Dinners", 1909-1910
Oversized material housed in Box 33
11
15
"Invitations", 1914-1916
11
16
Wedding Announcements and Invitations (loose), 1917-1920
11
17
Miscellaneous Invitations (loose), circa 1920s
12
1
Oversize, "Dinners" scanned with Box 11, Folder 15, 1909-1910
33

Series 4: Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Museum of American Art Files , 1921-1943
0.2 Linear feet
Box 12

This series consists of scattered material stemming from some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's art patronage activities and relating to the Whitney Studio Club, which opened in 1918 as an outgrowth of the Whitney Studio and the Friends of Young Artists, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened in 1931 as an outgrowth of the Whitney Studio Club and the later Whitney Studio Galleries. Files include a sales and presentation notebook from the Whitney Studio Club listing works sold and/or presented to various institutions by Whitney, and catalogs, reports, a notebook (which appears to have been kept by Flora Whitney Miller), and writings from the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Whitney Studio Club, Sales and Presentations, 1921-1926
12
2
Whitney Museum of American Art
Catalogs, 1931-1942
12
3-4
Coalition with Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942-1943
12
5
Financial Report, circa 1940
12
6
Notebook (Kept by Flora Whitney Miller?), 1935-1942
12
7
Writings by Lloyd Goodrich and Herbert More, 1942
12
8

Series 5: Sculpture Files , 1900-1960, bulk 1909-1960
3 Linear feet
Boxes 12-15

This series consists of files relating to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture projects, including both proposed and completed commissions for various fountains, memorials and monuments. Projects that are especially well-documented include the Buffalo Bill Memorial, the Columbus Memorial, the Daughters of the American Revolution (D. A. R.) Memorial, the Foch National Memorial, the St. Nazaire Memorial, The Spirit of Flight (commissioned for the New York World's Fair in 1939 and erected permanently at LaGuardia Airport), and the Titanic Memorial. Also found are files for the donation and installation of the Vanderbilt Gates in Central Park and for an exhibition of sketches and models for the Victory Arch at the Whitney Studio Club, both in 1919. For the most part, files seem to have been part of those kept by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Files are primarily comprised of correspondence, contracts, printed material, notes, financial material, and other documentation.
Material related to Whitney's sculpture projects can also be found amongst photographs and blueprints.
Sculpture files are arranged chronologically according to name of the project. Miscellaneous files are arranged at the end of the series.
The bulk of this series has been scanned; some news clippings and a Foch National Memorial, Inc., stamp have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Jeanne d'Arc Monument, 1916-1917
12
9
Arlington Fountain/Friendship Fountain (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 1929-1933
12
10-12
Aztec Fountain (Pan-American Building, Washington, D.C.), 1909-1911
12
13
Buffalo Bill Memorial (Cody, Wyoming)
Correspondence, 1900, 1949, 1922-1942
12
14-15
Cost Accounting, 1924
12
16-17
General, 1924-1925
Oversized material housed in OV 44
12
18
Printed Material, 1951, undated
12
19
Anton Cermark Memorial, circa 1934
12
20
Columbus Memorial (Port of Palos, Spain)
General, 1926-1929
12
21-23
Correspondence, 1926
12
24
Correspondence, 1927 January-February
12
25
Correspondence, 1927 March-May
12
26
Correspondence, 1927 June-July
12
27
Correspondence, 1927 July
12
28
Correspondence, 1927 August
12
29
Correspondence, 1927 August-September
12
30
Correspondence, 1927 September-December
12
31
Correspondence, 1928
12
32
Correspondence, 1929
12
33
Correspondence, 1930-1932
12
34
Correspondence, 1932-1935
12
35
Correspondence, Letters from Diplomats and Ambassadors, 1929
12
36-38
Clippings, 1927-1929
13
1
Printed Material, 1929
13
2
Miscellany, undated
13
3
D.A.R. Memorial
General, 1938, 1927-1929
13
4-5
Correspondence, 1924-1930
13
6-8
Financial Material, 1928-1929
13
9
Clippings, 1929
13
10
Jane A. Delano Memorial (American Red Cross), 1923-1927
13
11-12
El Dorado Fountain (Pan-Pacific International Exposition), 1942, 1913-1917
13
13
First Division Memorial, 1920-1921
13
14
Foch National Memorial
Correspondence, 1928-1929
13
15
Correspondence, 1930 January-February
13
16
Correspondence, 1930 February
13
17
Correspondence, 1930 March
13
18-19
Correspondence, 1930 April
13
20
Correspondence, 1930 May
13
21
Correspondence, 1930 June-Septmember
13
22
Correspondence, 1930 October
13
23
Correspondence, 1930 November-December
13
24
Correspondence, 1931
13
25
Correspondence, 1932
13
26
Correspondence, 1933-1937
13
27
Dinner Honoring Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1930
13
28
Notebook of Responses to Invitations for Dinner Honoring Messrs. Coste and Bellonte, 1930
13
29
Notebook, "Foch National Memorial, Inc.", 1929-1932
13
30
Financial Material, 1931-1933
13
31
Clippings, 1930-1932
13
32
Printed Material, 1929-1932
13
33
Photographs, undated
13
34
Foch National Memorial, Inc. Stamp, undated
14
1
Fourth Division Memorial, 1921-1930
14
2-3
Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant Memorial, 1929-1930
14
4
Charles Lindbergh Memorial, 1927-1930
14
5
Naval Memorial, 1928-1929
14
6
Panama-Roosevelt Memorial
General, 1928-1929
14
7
Correspondence, 1927-1932
14
8-11
Printed Material, 1926-1930
14
12
Rumsey Memorial, 1936-1937
14
13
St. Luke's Hospital, 1939-1941
14
14
St. Nazaire Memorial
General, 1923-1924
14
15
Correspondence, 1924-1948
14
16-17
Dedication, 1926
14
18
Printed Material, 1947, undated
14
19
Spirit of Flight
Contracts, 1938
14
20
Correspondence, 1938-1942
14
21-22
Printed Material, 1939
14
23
Springfield Memorial (104th Massachusetts Regiment), 1928-1933
14
24
Peter Stuyvesant Statue (Stuyvesant Square), 1936-1942
14
25-26
Peter Stuyvesant Statue (Curacao), 1959-1960
14
27
Three Figure Fountain (Replica of Whitney Fountain, Lima, Peru), 1922-1924
14
28
Titanic Memorial
Printed Material, 1929-1931
14
29
Drawing, 1914
Oversized material housed in OV 44
14
30
Correspondence, 1931, 1913-1920
14
31-32
Correspondence, Erecting the Memorial, 1924-1931
14
33
Union Square Memorial Competition, 1926
14
34
Mrs. Samuel J. Untermyer Memorial, 1943, 1925
14
35
Vanderbilt Gates, 1935-1938
14
36
Victory Arch, 1919
14
37
Worcester War Memorial Competition, 1929-1930
15
1
Miscellaneous Sculptures, 1914-1935
15
2-3
Miscellaneous Notes on Sculptures and Exhibitions, circa 1916-1925
15
4-5
Oversize Buffalo Bill Memorial scanned with Box 12, Folder 18
OV 44
Oversize, Titanic Memorial, Drawing scanned with Box 14, Folder 30, 1914
OV 44

Series 6: Philanthropy Files , 1902-1923, bulk 1915-1920
2 Linear feet
Boxes 15-17

This series consists of files relating to some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's philanthropic activities spanning from before to just after the First World War, including her donations to various charities (especially war relief organizations), her sponsorship of the American Ambulance Field Hospital in Juilly, France during the First World War, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement. Files primarily consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material. Among the Juilly Hospital files can be found a book of patient stories and photographs presented to Whitney as memento or token of appreciation, photographs and snapshots (mostly unidentified), a photograph album, and a certificate of service.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series has been scanned in entirety, with the exception of some printed material.
Description Container Select
Charities and War Appeals
A, 1916-1920
15
6-9
B, 1916-1920
15
10
C, 1915-1920
15
11-12
D, 1916-1919
15
13
E, 1918-1921
15
14
F, 1915-1920
15
15-16
G, 1917-1920
15
17
H, 1916-1920
15
18
I, 1916-1920
15
19
J, 1917-1919
15
20
K, 1917-1920
15
21
L, 1915-1920
15
22-23
M, 1915-1920
15
24
N, 1915-1920
15
25-31
O, 1916-1920
15
32
P, 1916-1920
15
33-34
R, 1915-1919
15
35
S, 1915-1920
15
36-37
S, 1915-1920
16
1-2
T, 1917-1919
16
3
U, 1917-1920
16
4
V, 1917-1920
16
5
W, 1915-1920
16
6-8
Y, 1917-1920
16
9
Miscellaneous, 1915-1920
16
10-14
Lists, 1917-1919
16
15
Greenwich House, 1902-1920
16
16-20
Juilly Hospital
Annual Report, 1916
16
21
Book of Patient Stories and Photographs, 1916
16
22
Certificate of Service, circa 1918
16
23
Correspondence
Chronological, 1914
16
24
Chronological, 1915
16
25-27
Chronological, 1916
16
28-31
Chronological, (Copies of Letters to Mother from Alden?), 1916
16
32
Chronological, 1917
16
33-34
Chronological, 1918
16
35
Chronological, 1919
16
36
Chronological, 1920
16
37
Chronological, undated
16
38
Lists, undated
16
39
Photograph Album, undated
17
1
Photographs, undated, 1923
17
2
Photographs, Snapshots, undated
17
3
Postcards, 1916-1917
17
4
Printed Material, 1916-1917
17
5

Series 7: Writings , 1974, 1889-1942
10 Linear feet
Boxes 17-26

This series consists of extensive drafts, handwritten and typed manuscripts, and various copies of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's writings, which include novels, plays, stories, as well as some autobiographical and early writings, notes and writings on art, and published writings. As a whole, these writings document what was an important means of creative expression for Whitney, one which she pursued from her earliest childhood until her death, and what was her principle creative activity in the last years of her life.
  • 7.1: Novels, circa 1901-1931
  • 7.2: Plays, circa 1933-1942
  • 7.3: Stories, circa 1910-1942, 1974
  • 7.4: Journals and Notebooks, circa 1901-1940
  • 7.5: Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910-1930s
  • 7.6: Other Writings, 1889-1940
  • 7.7: Writings by Others, circa 1918
Writings are typically arranged in alphabetical order according to title and are arranged as seven subseries.
Writings are partially scanned; duplicates and extensive edited versions of manuscripts have not been scanned.
7.1: Novels, circa 1901-1931
This subseries consists of drafts, manuscripts, and fragments of various novels written by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, one of which - Walking the Dusk - was published under the pseudonym L. J. Webb in 1932. The bulk of the subseries consists of early drafts of an untitled novel that begins "The Maison Feodor was..." Also included is a novel written under the pseudonym Phyllis Lane.
Some related material may be found amongst the unidentified drafts and fragments subseries.
Description Container
As Seen Through a Glass Darkly, Drafts, 1902
Notes and Outlines, circa 1902
17
6
Chapters 1-4, circa 1902
17
7
Chapters 5-6, circa 1902
17
8
Chapters 7-8, circa 1902
17
9
Chapters 9-10, circa 1902
17
10
Chapters 11-12, circa 1902
17
11
Chapters 13-14, circa 1902
17
12
Chapter 16, circa 1902
17
13
Chapters 17-18, circa 1902
17
14
Chapters 19-20, circa 1902
17
15
Chapter 21, circa 1902
17
16
Chapters 25-26, circa 1902
17
17
Chapters 27-28, circa 1902
17
18
Chapters 29-30, circa 1902
17
19-20
As Through a Glass Darkly (incomplete), undated
17
21
Diana Opens the Door by Phyllis Lane (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), circa 1931
17
22-24
Drafts and Fragments, Miscellaneous, circa 1900
17
25-28
Drafts and Fragments, Miscellaneous, circa 1900
18
1-2
Maude - A Novel, circa 1901
18
3
Their Emancipation - A Novel, undated
18
4
Unidentified Manuscripts, undated
18
5-7
Untitled ("The Maison Feodor was...")
Manuscript, Chapters 1-5, undated
18
8
Manuscript, Chapters 6-9, undated
18
9
Manuscript, Chapters 10-13, undated
18
10
Manuscript, Chapters 14-16, undated
18
11
Manuscript, Chapters 17-20, undated
18
12
Manuscript, Chapters 21-15, undated
18
13
Draft
Chapters 1-4, undated
18
14
Chapters 5-14, undated
18
15
Chapters 15-20, undated
18
16
Chapters 21-25, undated
18
17
Early Drafts
Chapter 1, undated
18
18-20
Chapter 2, undated
18
21-22
Chapter 3, undated
18
23-24
Chapter 4, undated
18
25
Chapter 5, undated
19
1
Chapter 6, undated
19
2
Chapter 7, undated
19
3
Chapter 8, undated
19
4-5
Chapter 9, undated
19
6-7
Chapter 10, undated
19
8-9
Chapter 11, undated
19
10-12
Chapter 12, undated
19
13-14
Chapter 13, undated
19
15-16
Chapter 14, undated
19
17
Chapter 15, undated
19
18
Chapter 16, undated
19
19-22
Chapter 17, undated
19
23-24
Chapter 18, undated
19
25
Chapter 19, undated
19
26-27
Chapter 20, undated
20
1
Chapter 21, undated
20
2
Chapter 22, undated
20
3-4
Chapter 23, undated
20
5
Chapter 24, undated
20
6-7
Chapter 25, undated
20
8-10
Chapter 26, undated
20
11
Miscellaneous, undated
20
12-13
Walking the Dusk
Drafts
Chapters 1-4, circa 1931
20
14
Chapters 5-16, circa 1931
20
15-16
Chapters 5-20, circa 1931
20
17-18
Chapters 21-32, circa 1931
20
19-21
Miscellaneous, circa 1931
20
22-24
Proofs, circa 1931
20
25
The Wedge of Light
Draft, undated
20
26
Outline and Notes, undated
20
27
White Voices, 1911
20
28
7.2: Plays, 1933-1942
This subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of various plays written by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The most notable of these is The Hand, which began as a story (also called "The Scar" and "The Usurper") in the early 1930s; she first attempted to make the story into a play in the mid-1930s and eventually collaborated with Ronald Bodley on it beginning in 1941. Also included is one which may or may not have been written by Whitney, which is noted in the title of the folder in the list below.
Description Container
The Amazing Adventure of Mathilda Brown (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), Synopsis, undated
20
29
The Hand
Early Versions of Story, circa 1933
20
30-32
Act I, circa 1941
21
1-2
Act II, circa 1941
21
3
Act III, circa 1941
21
4
Critique, 1941
21
5
Early Drafts, circa 1933-1942
21
6-9
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
10
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
11
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
12
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
13
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
14
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
15
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
16
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
17
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
18
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
19
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
20
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
21
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
22
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
23
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
24
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
1
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
2
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
3
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
4
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
5
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
6
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
7
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
8
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
9
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
10
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
11
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
12
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
22
13
Miscellaneous, undated
22
14
Untitled, Act II, circa 1934
22
15
7.3: Stories, 1974, circa 1910-1942
This subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of stories by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, many of which were written as part of a professional writing course at Columbia University taught by Helen Hull in the early-1940s and including one written under the pseudonym Phyllis Lane. Also found are critiques by Hull of some of the stories, and certain stories that may or may not have been written by Whitney, which are noted in the title of the folders in the list below.
Description Container
"The Class of 1908", circa 1940
22
16
"Cloudy and Colder", circa 1940
22
17
"Crossed Rails", circa 1940
22
18
"Crossed Rails", circa 1940
22
19
"Detour", circa 1940
22
20
Drafts, Various, undated
22
21
"Feet That Make No Sound", circa 1940
22
22
"Forgive Me", 1930s
22
23
Fragments, circa 1941
22
24
"The Ghost Writer", circa 1940
22
25
"Growing Pains", circa 1940
22
26
"The Hand", circa 1940
22
27
"The Human Hat", 1930s
22
28
"Jeeps May Surprise You" (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
22
29
"Julia and Her Ghost,", circa 1940
22
30
"Kitty's Annabel", circa 1930s
22
31
"Machine", 1929
22
32
"Making Mother Happy", 1930s
22
33
Miscellaneous, 1930s
22
34
"Misfit Mary", undated
22
35
"Mr. Drummond's Client", circa 1940
22
36
"Mr. Simon's Importance", 1930s
22
37
"Olive Oil from Palestine" (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
22
38
"Restless Past", circa 1940
23
1
"Sam Goes On", undated
23
2
"Sawdust and Sunshine", 1930s
23
3
"A Star Beyond", undated
23
4
Stories for Gallishaw Course (?), circa 1933
23
5-6
Story Ideas (?), undated
23
7
"A Thousand Trails", undated
23
8
"Three Brothers and a Madonna", circa 1940
23
9
"Three Brothers and a Madonna", circa 1940
23
10
"Triple Life", circa 1940
23
11
Untitled
("I had just come back from Paris..."), undated
23
12
("It was a hot Tuesday morning..."), undated
23
13
("Miss Crawford's house was..."), undated
23
14
("Mr. Caruso's latest song intermingled..."), undated
23
15
("The pale saffron towers..."), circa 1910
23
16
("Tony was going...") (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
23
17
("It was a little after..."), 1930s
23
18
Synopsis ("An imaginary island in the Mediterranean..."), undated
23
19
"The Useless Memorial", undated
23
20
"White Voices" by Phyllis Lane (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), 1911, 1974
23
21
7.4: Journals and Notebooks, circa 1901-1940
This subseries consists of journals and notebooks containing Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's handwritten drafts of stories and autobiographical and other writings, including two stories written under the pseudonym Jane Philliper. Writings in this subseries are often related to (possibly being early drafts of) those found in other subseries.
Description Container
Autobiographical Writings, undated
23
22
"The Bridge of Light" (7 vols.), undated
23
23-26
"A Foreign Enterprise - A Novel", undated
23
27
"Intermediate", undated
23
28
"Love's Philosophy", circa 1906
23
29
"Mr. Jinks, the Detective" by Jane Philliper (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), undated
24
1
"Rosalind - A Story," Vols. I and II, undated
24
2
"Sawdust and Sunshine", undated
24
3
"A Simple Tale", undated
24
4
"Spy Story", 1918
24
5
Story and Poetry Book by Jane Philliper, 1885-1886
24
6
Synopsis of a Novel, undated
24
7
Synopsis of Play about Hero, 1925
24
8
"The Tomb Under the Arc de Triumphe" (play), circa 1940
24
9
"Travels in Foreign Countries and in the Mind", circa 1901
24
10-11
Unidentified Writings, undated
24
12
Untitled Novel, 1901
24
13
Untitled Play, undated
24
14
Untitled Stories, undated
24
15
"White Voices", 1911
24
16
7.5: Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910s-1930s
This subseries consists of drafts and fragments of unidentified writings by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, which may or may not relate to writings in other subseries.
Description Container
Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910s-1930s
24
17-21
Unidentified Drafts and Fragments, 1910s-1930s
25
1-18
7.6: Other Writings, 1889-1940
This subseries consists of writings by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney apart from her more creative writing, including autobiographical and early writings, an essay on the problems of reconstruction in France after the First World War, limericks and poems, notebooks on art and history, her published writings on art (including an article entitled "The 'Useless' Memorial" and a series of articles entitled "The End of America's Apprenticeship in Art" which appeared in Arts and Decoration in 1920), writings on art, and other miscellaneous writings.
Description Container
Autobiographical Writings, "My History", undated
26
1
Autobiographical Writings, Various, undated
26
2
Early Writings, "A Scene on a Train", 1889 August
26
3
Early Writings, 1889 November
26
4
Early Writings, undated
26
5-6
"General Problems of Reconstruction in France", circa 1915-1916
26
7
Limericks and Poems, undated
26
8
Miscellaneous Writings and Sketches, undated
26
9
Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1909-1935
26
10-11
Miscellaneous Writings, 1910-1940
26
12-13
Notebooks, Notes on Art, undated
26
14
Notebooks, Notes on Egypt, undated
26
15
Notebooks, Notes on European History, undated
26
16
Notebooks, Notes on Italian Art, undated
26
17
Published Writings, 1920
26
18
Writings on Art, circa 1930s
26
19
Writings on Art, undated
26
20
Writings on Whitney Studio, undated
26
21
7.7: Writings by Others, circa 1918
This subseries consists of writings by others, including the galley proof of a memoir by Julien H. Bryan about his time as an ambulance driver during the First World War (published by The Macmillan Company in 1918), a story by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's collaborator, Ronald Bodley, and stories possibly by other students in the writing course with Whitney. Also found is a signed copy of Between Sittings: An Informal Autobiography of Jo Davidson, in which a signed 1936 watercolor by Davidson is enclosed.
Description Container
Ambulance 464 by Julien H. Bryan, circa 1918
26
22
"The Arrow" by Ronald Bodley, undated
26
23
Between Sittings: An Informal Autobiography of Jo Davidson (The Dial Press: New York, 1951), 1936, 1951
26
24
"Episode No. 1 - Greece" by Joseph Linden Smith (?), undated
26
25
"The Proof of the Evolution of Man From Apes" by Harry Storm, undated
26
26
"Radiant Fatherhood" by Lincoln Steffens, undated
26
27

Series 8: Scrapbooks , 1893-1942
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 26-27, 33, 35

This series consists of scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, letters and other material, compiled by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and possibly others. Scrapbooks document aspects of Whitney's early public life (from 1893 to 1896); Whitney's sculpture commissions and exhibitions; the construction and unveiling of the St. Nazaire and Buffalo Bill memorials, among others; art competitions sponsored by Whitney; exhibitions at the Whitney Studio; the field hospital in Juilly, France; horse racing; the death of Harry Payne Whitney in 1930; and the sickness and death of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1942.
Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order. More detailed descriptions for certain scrapbooks are provided below.
The bulk of the scrapbooks have been scanned; some enclosed printed material has not been scanned.
Description Container Select
"Gertrude Vanderbilt - Collection of Newspaper Clippings, Letters, etc. etc.", 1893-1896
Oversized material housed in Box 33
26
28
Scrapbook (unbound), 1907
Includes list of artwork in an exhibition at the Colony Club, 1907 April 9; and clippings on art.
26
29
Scrapbook (unbound), 1912-1917
Includes clippings and correspondence relating to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculptures and commissions (such as the Titanic Memorial and "Fountain of El Dorado" for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition), Whitney Studio, Juilly Field Hospital, and various art exhibitions, sales, and competitions (such as the War Art Competition and the Immigrant in America Prize Contest).
26
30-32
Scrapbook (unbound), 1917
Includes clippings on exhibiton at Whitney Studio, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Macdougal Alley Festa; photographs of an exhibition of Whitney's sculpture at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco; photographs of Whitney; and an unidentified drawing.
27
1
"Clippings on Exhibition of War Sculpture in Studio and Alley" (unbound), 1919-1920
27
2
"Social Overseas Exhibition / Providence Memorial" (unbound), 1925-1926, 1921-1922
27
3
"Exhibition Abroad / Overseas Exhibition / Announcement of Buffalo Bill Commission / Washington Heights Memorial / Miscellaneous Articles About Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney" (unbound), 1922
27
4
"St. Nazaire, Clippings" (unbound), 1924-1927
Oversized material housed in Box 33
27
5
"St. Nazaire, Clippings - Snapshots - Construction Unveiling" (unbound), 1924-1926
Oversized material housed in Box 33
27
6
"Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 1" (unbound), 1924
27
7
"Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 2" (unbound), 1924
27
8-9
"Buffalo Bill Clippings and Pictures, vol. 3a" (unbound), 1924
27
10
"Buffalo Bill Clippings, vol. 3b" (unbound), 1936, 1924
27
11-12
Scrapbook, 1927-1929
Includes clippings on sculpture commissions (Columbus Memorial, D.A.R. Memorial, and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial in Panama), an exhibition at Whitney Studio Club, and the erection of Titanic Memorial.
27
13
Scrapbook of Photographs of Horse Racing, 1928-1930
Oversized material housed in Box 35
Includes photographs of races horses at Belmont Park, of horse operations at Brookdale, some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Harry Payne Whitney at races, and of others.
27
14
Scrapbook of Clippings on Death of Harry Payne Whitney, 1930
Oversized material housed in Box 35
27
15
"Selected Press Clippings re: Sickness and Death of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney" (compiled by Flora Whitney Miller), 1942
Oversized material housed in Box 35
27
16
Oversize, "Gertrude Vanderbilt - Collection of Newspaper Clippings, Letters, etc. etc." scanned with Box 26, Folder 28, 1893-1896
33
Oversize, "St. Nazaire, Clippings" (unbound) scanned with Box 27, Folder 5, 1924-1927
33
Oversize, "St. Nazaire, Clippings - Snapshots - Construction Unveiling" (unbound) scanned with Box 27, Folder 6, 1924-1926
33
Oversize, Scrapbook of Photographs of Horse Racing scanned with Box 27, Folder 14, 1928-1930
35
Oversize, Scrapbook of Clippings on Death of Harry Payne Whitney scanned with Box 27, Folder 15, 1930
35
Oversize, "Selected Press Clippings re: Sickness and Death of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney" (compiled by Flora Whitney Miller) scanned with Box 27, Folder 16, 1942
35

Series 9: Printed Material , 1859-1942
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 27-28, 36

This series consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs, programs, and publications. Included are clippings about the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, Whitney's engagement to Harry Payne Whitney in 1896, Whitney's artistic and philanthropic activities, Flora Payne Whitney's first marriage, Whitney's sculptures, Harry Payne Whitney's death in 1930, the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931, the publication of Whitney's novel Walking the Dusk (under the pseudonym L. J. Webb),catalogs include ones for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculpture exhibitions, for exhibitions at the Whitney studio, and for other artists (including Jo Davidson, Andrew O'Connor, and Robert Chanler).
Printed material is partially scanned; some news clippings have not been scanned and only covers and relevant pages of some publications have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1859-1890
Oversized material housed in Box 36
27
17
Clippings, 1891-1899
Oversized material housed in Box 36
27
18
Clippings, 1902-1916
27
19
Clippings, 1917-1919
27
20
Clippings, 1920-1921
27
21
Clippings, 1923-1926
27
22
Clippings, 1927-1930
27
23
Clippings, 1931
27
24
Clippings, 1932-1934
27
25
Clippings, 1935-1936
27
26
Clippings, 1937-1940
27
27
Clippings, 1941-1942
27
28
Clippings, 1943
27
29
Clippings of Sculpture, Portraits, Art-Related (found together as is in notebook), undated, 1924
28
1
Clippings of Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28
2
Clippings on Walking the Dusk, 1932
28
3
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions, 1916-1942
28
4-5
Friends of the Young Artists and Whitney Studio Club Exhibitions, 1916-1928
28
6
Other Artists, 1910-1933
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28
7
Miscellaneous, 1916-1925
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28
8
Programs, London Theatre, 1920s
28
9-10
Programs, Societe d'Architectes des Beaux Artes, 1910
28
11
Publications, 1933, 1909
28
12
Oversize, Clippings scanned with Box 27, Folder 17, 1859-1890
36
Oversize, Clippings scanned with Box 27, Folder 18, 1891-1899
36
Oversize, Clippings of Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture scanned with Box 28, Folder 2, undated
36
Oversize, Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements - Other Artists scanned with Box 28, Folder 7, 1910-1932
36
Oversize, Miscellaneous scanned with Box 28, Folder 8, 1916-1925
36

Series 10: Photographs , 1862-1942
6.4 Linear feet
Boxes 28-32, 36-41, OVs 43-51

This series consists primarily of photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, her studios (in Old Westbury and Paris), her exhibitions and exhibitions at her studio, and her sculpture, and photographs of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families and residences.
Photographs are arranged as six subseries.
  • 10.1: Photographs of Family, 1862-1931
  • 10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1880s-1941
  • 10.3: Photographs of Residences and Studios, 1896-1935
  • 10.4: Photographs of Exhibitions, 1910s-1942
  • 10.5: Photographs of Sculpture, 1904-1935
  • 10.6: Other Photographs, 1895-1915
Photographs have been scanned in entirety with the exception of duplicates, photographs with permission restrictions, blank versos of photographs, and negatives.
10.1: Photographs of Family, 1862-1931
This subseries consists of early photographs of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families, and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's own family, including her husband, Harry Payne Whitney, her children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara, and other family members. Early photographs of the Vanderbilt family include ones of Whitney's grandfather, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, and her father, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and one from the Vanderbilt family trip to Florida in 1896. Early photographs of the Whitney family include ones of William C. Whitney and Flora Payne Whitney (Whitney's in-laws), ones of Pauline and Harry Payne Whitney as children, and ones of other family, friends, and business and political associates of William C. Whitney. Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's own family include ones from her honeymoon, ones of her children and ones of her with her children (including one of Whitney with her mother, daughter, and grandchild, representing four generations of the family), and ones from various family weddings. Also found are photographs of Whitney's childhood friend, Esther Hunt.
Description Container
"Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt (grandfather), undated
28
13
Cornelius Vanderbilt II (father), circa 1896
28
14
Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 36
28
15
William C. Whitney (father-in-law), circa 1860s-1900s
28
16-18
Whitney Family, undated, 1862-1889
28
19-20
Flora Payne Whitney (mother-in-law) and Senator Henry B. Payne, before 1896
28
21
Pauline and Harry Payne Whitney and Other Family, 1892, undated
28
22
Whitney Family and Friends, circa 1890s
28
23
Whitney Family (?), undated
28
24
Business and Political Associates of William C. Whitney, circa 1890s
28
25
William C. Whitney with Family and Friends, circa 1900
28
26
Harry Payne Whitney
As a Boy, circa 1880s
28
27-28
As a Young Man, circa 1890s
28
29
As an Adult, 1900-1917
29
1-2
Polo, 1914
29
3
Esther Hunter (friend), 1880s?, 1894
29
4
Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney), 1896 March
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
5
Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney on Their Honeymoon, 1896
29
6
Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara), 1897, 1903
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
7
Gladys Vanderbilt's (sister) Wedding, 1908
29
8
Friends and Family, 1900s-1910s
29
9
Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children), 1900s-1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
10
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild, circa 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
11
Olive Paget's Wedding, 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
12
Flora Whitney's Wedding, 1920
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
13
Barbara Whitney's Wedding, 1924
29
14
Gloria Vanderbilt (niece), 1924-1939
29
15
Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?), 1931
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
16
Unidentified, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 36
29
17-18
Oversize, Reproduction of Portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II scanned with Box 28, Folder 15, undated
36
Oversize, Vanderbilt Trip to Florida (with Harry Payne Whitney) scanned with Box 29, Folder 5, 1896 March
36
Oversize, Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney with Children (Flora and Barbara) scanned with Box 29, Folder 7, 1897, 1903
36
Oversize, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara Whitney (children) scanned with Box 29, Folder 10, 1900s-1910s
36
Oversize, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney with Mother, Daughter, and Grandchild scanned with Box 29, Folder 11, circa 1922
36
Oversize, Olive Paget's (niece) Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 12, 1919
36
Oversize, Flora Whitney's Wedding scanned with Box 29, Folder 13, 1920
36
Oversize, Cornelius Whitney's Wedding (?) scanned with Box 29, Folder 16, 1931
36
Oversize, Unidentified, undated
36
10.2: Photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1880s-1941
This subseries consists of portraits and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Portraits include early ones of Whitney as young girl and young woman, later ones taken by noted photographers Amemiya, Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki, and proofs of ones taken by Edward Steichen, among others. Photographs include ones in costume, campaigning for the presidential candidate, Charles Hughes, in 1916, traveling, receiving an honorary degree from New York University in 1922, with Dr. Boliario Porras presumably conferring about the Panama-Roosevelt Memorial, at the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931 (including some photographs of the museum taken by the photographer Berenice Abbott), and various ones with her husband, friends, and other family.
Photographs of Whitney can also be found amongst the sculpture photographs.
Description Container
Portraits
As a Young Girl, 1880s
29
19-20
With Siblings, 1880s-early 1890s
29
21-22
As a Young Woman, early 1890s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
23
Portraits, early 1900s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
24
Portraits, 1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
25
Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer, 1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 37 and OV 43
29
26-27
Portraits by Jean de Strelecki, 1916-1919
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
28
Portraits, including portrait by Amemiya, circa 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
29
Portraits, including portrait by Amemiya, circa 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
30
Portraits, 1920s-1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
31
Proof Prints of Portraits by Edward Steichen, 1937
29
32
Portraits, undated
29
33
In Costume, early 1900s
Oversized materail housed in Box 37
29
34
With Harry Payne Whitney and Friends, 1915
29
35
Hughes Campaign, 1916
29
36
Traveling, 1920s
Oversized material housed in OV 44-46
29
37-38
In Newport (with Charles Draper), 1920s
29
39
Receiving Honorary Degree from NYU, 1922
29
40
With Flora Whitney, 1926
29
41
With Dr. Boliario Porras (conferring about the Panama-Roosevelt Memorial?), 1927
29
42
With Harry Payne Whitney at Belmont Park, 1928
29
43
With Others, 1929
29
44
In Florida (with friends), circa 1930s
Oversized material housed in Box 37
29
45
At the Opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1931
29
46
At a Museum Luncheon, 1940
29
47
At a Wedding with Flora Whitney Miller, 1941
29
48
Reproductions of Portraits of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1880s-1920s
Oversized material houesd in Box 37
29
49-50
Friends and Colleagues, undated, 1909
29
51
Suitors and Friends, circa 1918-1941
29
52
Negatives, undated, circa 1912-1915
29
53
Oversize, Portraits, As a Young Woman scanned with Box 29, Folder 23, early 1890s
37
Oversize, Portraits scanned with Box 29, Folder 24, early 1900s
37
Oversize, Portraits scanned with Box 29, Folder 25, 1910s
37
Oversize, Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer scanned with Box 29, Folder 26, 1910s
37
Oversize, Portraits by Jean de Strelecki scanned with Box 29, Folder 28, 1916-1919
37
Oversize, Portraits, including Portrait by Amemiya scanned with Box 29, Folder 29, circa 1919
37
Oversize, Portraits scanned with Box 29, Folder 31, 1920s-1930s
37
Oversize, In Costume scanned with Box 29, Folder 24, early 1900s
37
Oversize, In Florida (with friends) scanned with Box 29, Folder 45, circa 1930s
37
Oversize, Reproductions of Portraits of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney scanned with Box 29, Folder 49, 1880s-1920s
37
Oversize, Portraits by Baron Adolf de Meyer scanned with Box 29, Folder 26, 1910s
OV 43
Oversize, Traveling scanned with Box 29, Folder 37, 1920s
OV 44-46
10.3: Photographs of Residences and Studios, 1896-1935
This subseries consists of exterior and interior photographs of various residences belonging to the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, and photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's studios in Old Westbury, Long Island and at 34 Rue Jouvenet in Paris. Of particular note are photographs of the cottage, and its renovation, on the Whitney estate in Lenox, Massachusetts where Gertrude and Harry Payne Whitney spent part of their honeymoon in 1896.
Description Container
Whitney and Vanderbilt Residences, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 47
29
54-56
Interior, Residence at 871 Fifth Avenue, undated
29
57
Interiors, Unidentified, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 48
29
58
House in Aiken, South Carolina, circa 1896, 1922
30
1
Honeymoon Cottage, Whitney Estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, 1896
30
2
Whitney Estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, undated
30
3
House in Westbury, Long Island, undated
30
4
Residence at 74 Park Avenue (snapshots), undated
30
5
Residences, Unidentified (snapshots), 1927, 1935
30
6
Studio in Old Westbury, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 49
30
7
Studio in Paris
Loose Photographs, undated
30
8
Photograph Album, undated
30
9
Scrapbook (unbound), "Studio, 34 Rue Jouvenet, Paris, France,", undated
30
10
Oversize, Whitney and Vanderbilt Residences scanned with Box 29, Folder 56, undated
OV 47
Oversize, Interiors, Unidentified scanned with Box 29, Folder 58, undated
OV 48
Oversize, Studio in Old Westbury scanned with Box 30, Folder 7, undated
OV 49
10.4: Photographs of Exhibitions, 1910s-1942
This subseries consists of photographs of various exhibitions and installations of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture, as well as photographs of exhibitions at the Whitney studio, such as the "Impressions of War" exhibition in 1919 and "The Circus in Paint" exhibition in 1929. Also found are photographs from the Memorial Show at the Whitney Museum of American Art held shortly after Whitney's death in 1942.
Photographs in this subseries are arranged in rough chronological order.
Description Container
Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Studio, 1910s
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30
11
Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions, 1910s-1920s
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30
12
"Impressions of the War" Exhibition, Scrapbook, 1919
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30
13
Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Installations, Paris Salon, 1920-1924
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30
14
"The Circus in Paint" Exhibition, Whitney Studio Galleries, 1929
30
15
"Spirit of Flight" Installation, New York World's Fair, 1940
Oversized material housed in Box 38
30
16
Memorial Show at Whitney Museum of American Art, 1942
30
17
Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibition, Whitney Studio scanned with Box 30, Folder 11, 1910s
38
Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Exhibitions scanned with Box 30, Folder 12, 1910s-1920s
38
Oversize, "Impressions of the War" Exhibition, Scrapbook scanned with Box 30, Folder 13, 1919
38
Oversize, Gertrude V. Whitney Sculpture Installations, Paris Salon scanned with Box 30, Folder 14, 1920-1924
38
Oversize, "Spirit of Flight" Installation, New York World's Fair scanned with Box 30, Folder 16, 1940
38
10.5: Photographs of Sculpture, 1904-1935
This subseries consists of photographs of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculptures. Extensive photographic documentation can be found for the Columbus Memorial and the St. Nazaire Memorial, including photographs related to planning, construction, and public unveiling. Photographs of Whitney posing with, working on, or attending the unveiling of her sculptures can be found amongst some of the files, including Buffalo Bill Memorial, Columbus Memorial, Fourth Division Memorial, St. Nazaire Memorial, Shepherd, Spirit of Flight, and Washington Heights War Memorial.
Sculpture photographs are arranged in alphabetical order according to title. Photographs of various and unidentified sculptures and sculpture by others are arranged into files at the end of the subseries.
Description Container
Arlington Fountain/Friendship Fountain (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), 1931
Oversized material housed in Box 39 and OV 50
30
18
American Athlete (head), 1912
30
19
Athlete (or Despair), 1912
Oversized material housed in Box 40
30
20
Aviator, 1918-1920
30
21
Aviator with Propeller, undated
30
22