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

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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

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