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

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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

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