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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 8 series. Indexes, summaries, and transcripts prepared by Louise Meière Dunn that relate directly to archival materials in the collection are found throughout the collection with the material they describe. These indices are particularly rich in Series 2, Correspondence.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1915-2003
0.6 Linear feet
Box 1, 14, and OV 18

Biographical material includes a variety of primary sources as well as detailed research into Hildreth Meière's life and work by Louise Meière Dunn, daughter of Hildreth Meière. Documents include an autobiographical narrative written by Meière, numerous awards and certificates, a calligraphic drawing that was a gift from Harry Zee Hoffman, genealogical research, a legal brief concerning Meière's marriage, passports, membership cards, U.S. Navy service records from World War I, a school transcript, and wedding dress designs and samples from a Paris designer. Extensive writings and research by Louise Meière Dunn thoroughly document Meière's life and career through correspondence, documentation of archival holdings regarding Meière's commissions held by other institutions, and biographical writings.
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Autobiographical Narrative, circa 1937
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1
Awards and Certificates
American Institute of Architects Fine Arts Medal, 1956
Oversized item housed in OV 18
1
2
Architectural League Medal of Honor, 1928
1
3
Church Architectural Guild of America Membership Certificates, 1958, 1941
Oversized certificates housed in Box 14
1
4
City of New York Appointments, 1948
Oversized certificates in OV 18
1
5
Manhattanville College Distinguished Service Award, 1959
1
6
Manhattanville College Honorary Doctorate, 1953
Oversized certificate in Box 14
1
7
National Academy of Design Membership Certificate, 1942
Oversized certificate in Box 14
1
8
United Daughters of the Confederacy Application and Certificate, 1915
1
9
War Department Commendation, 1946
1
10
Chinese Calligraphic Drawing by Henry Zee Hoffman, circa 1950
Oversized drawing housed in Box 14
1
11
Genealogy, 1951-1955
1
12
Marriage to Richard A. Goebel, "Statement of Facts", 1937 January 16
1
13
Art Students League Membership Card, circa 1916
1
14
Obituary and Memorial Service Records, 1961
1
15
Passports of Hildreth and Marie Meière (mother), 1922, 1927-1929
1
16
School Transcript, Columbia University Summer School, 1918
1
17
United States Navy Service Records, 1917-1921
1
18
Wedding Dress Designs and Material Samples, 1954
1
19
Louise Meière Dunn Writings on Hildreth Meière
"From Pavolova to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis; A Woman Before Her Time in a Man's World; Hildreth Meière 1892-1961", 2003
1
20
"Her Last Days; Hildreth Meière 1892-1961", circa 2000
1
21
"Hildreth Meière; Her Words and Mine", 2001
1
22-24
Article about Louise Meière Dunn in
Les Amies
, 1994 October
1
25
Louise Meière Dunn Research on Hildreth Meière
St. Bartholemew's Church, 1974, 1980
Contains photographs
1
26
St. John's Church, Buffalo, NY; and Bank of New York, 1996, 1993
1
27
St. Mark's Church, Mt Kisco, NY, 1991
1
28
Westport Room, Fred Harvey Restaurant, Kansas City, MO, 1984
1
29
Century of Progress, Chicago World's Fair, 1996-1997
Contains photographs, contact sheets, and negatives
1
30
Peter Juley Collection, National Museum of American Art, 1985-1993
1
31
Oversized Awards and Certificates from Box 1, Folders 4, 7, and 8
14
Oversized Drawing from Box 1, Folder 11
14
Oversized Awards and Certificates from Box 1, folders 2 and 5
OV 18

Series 2: Correspondence , 1901-2011, bulk 1916-1961
3 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4, RD 19

Correspondence includes three groups of correspondence: personal, travel, and business. In addition to letters to and from Hildreth Meière, each group of correspondence also has a set of indexes, summaries, and/or transcripts prepared by Louise Meière Dunn. Some of the indexes, summaries and transcripts are digital. The indexes to the personal correspondence are particularly detailed, with many letters partially or fully transcribed.
Personal correspondence is between Hildreth Meière and family members and close friends, and is arranged by correspondent name. Hildreth Meière's letters to family written between 1906 and 1924 are arranged at the beginning of the series, along with their detailed indexes. Letters from Meière's mother, Marie "Min" Hildreth Meière (MHM) from 1916 to 1924, and two letters from her father, Ernest Meière follow. A single letter from HM to her classmates dated 1911 is followed by extensive letters to friend Katherine Harvey, which are heavily illustrated by Meière, including a lengthy scroll on Japanese rice paper containing an illustrated letter. Correspondence is also found with Louise Harmon, her sister Lloyd in California in the 1940s, and an extensive set of letters from Meière to her daughter Louise, from 1940 to 1961. Additional personal correspondents include Nancy Basinger, Ethel Howe, Narcissa Thorne, and Clare Winthrop. Original documents are often annotated with circled numbers written in pencil which correspond to the numbers in the index. These numbers begin a new sequence for each year.
Travel correspondence is also personal in nature, and is largely comprised of letters to family from Hildreth Meière while traveling abroad. Most files contain a listing of their contents prepared by the donor. One 1934 letter from Munich describes Adolf Hitler's appearance at a performance Meière attended in Oberammergau, Bavaria, and includes a complete transcript.
Business correspondence contains letters to and from Meière regarding lectures, commissions, professional organizations, schools, competitions, and projects. Correspondence is with architects, designers, fabricators, potential clients, and teachers. Where a correspondent is associated with a particular project, that project is noted in parentheses. A subject index to the business correspondence prepared by Louise Meière Dunn is found at the beginning of the grouping. Subjects include correspondence regarding schools, newspapers and periodicals, Architects, World's fair, Commissions, and Ships.
Personal correspondence is arranged by correspondent. Travel correspondence is arranged chronologically. Business correspondence is arranged by correspondent, or in some cases, by project. Where indexes, summaries, or transcripts exist, they are arranged immediately before the materials to which they refer. There is significant crossover between personal and travel correspondence, but they are arranged separately to facilitate use of the prepared indexes. Additional correspondence concerning the Spanish civil war relief effort and organizing activities during WWII is found in series 4, Civilian War Relief Records.
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Personal Correspondence
Hildreth Meière's Letters to Family (1916-1924)
Indexer's Notes, 2001, 1993-1995
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32
Index, Glossary, and Chronology, 1994-1995
1
33
Index (1916-1918), 1993-1995
1
34
Index (1919-1922), 1993-1995
1
35
Index (1923), 1993-1995
1
36
Index (1924), 1993-1995
1
37
Letters, 1901-1916
Not indexed
1
38
Letters, 1916 January-February
1
39
Letters, 1916 March-May
1
40
Letters, 1916 May-June
1
41
Letters, 1916 June-July
1
42
Letters, 1916 July-September
1
43
Letters, 1916 September-November
1
44
Letters, 1916 November-December
1
45
Letters, 1916 December
1
46
Letters, 1917 January-February
1
47
Letters, 1917 March-September
1
48
Letters, 1917 September-December
1
49
Letters, 1918 January-February
1
50
Letters, 1918 March-May
1
51
Letters, 1918 May-July
1
52
Letters, 1918 July-November
1
53
Letters, 1919 March-July
1
54
Letters, 1919 July-December
1
55
Letters, 1920 January-February
1
56
Letters, 1920 February-May
1
57
Letters, 1920 October-December
1
58
Letters, 1921 January-December
1
59
Letters, 1922 January-April
Contains un-indexed letter
1
60
Letters, 1922 April-December
1
61
Letters, 1923 January-April
1
62
Letters, 1923 April-August
1
63
Letters, 1923 September-November
1
64
Letters, 1923 November-December
1
65
Letters, 1924 January-July
1
65
Personal Correspondence
Marie H. Meière (mother) Letters to Hildreth Meière (1916-1924)
Transcripts and Chronologies, Digital Documents, 2008-2010
0.005 Gigabytes
65 computer files
ER01
Letters, 1916 January-May
2
2
Letters, 1916 May-September
2
3
Letters, 1916 October-December
2
4
Letters, 1917
2
5
Letters, 1918 January-May
2
6
Letters, 1918 June-December
2
7
Letters, 1919 January-May
2
8
Letters, 1919 June-December
2
9
Letters, 1920 January-April
2
10
Letters, 1920 May-December
2
11
Letters, 1921 January-March
2
12
Letters, 1921 March -June
2
13
Letters, 1921 July-December
2
14
Letters, 1922 January-March
2
15
Letters, 1922 April-June
2
16
Letters, 1922 July-December
2
17
Letters, 1923 January-February
2
18
Letters, 1923 March-April
2
19
Letters, 1923 May-June
2
20
Letters, 1923 July-August
2
21
Letters, 1923 September-October
2
22
Letters, 1923 November-December
2
23
Letters, 1924 January-February
2
24
Letters, 1924 March
2
25
Letters, 1924 April
2
26
Letters, 1924 May
2
27
Letters, 1924 June-July
2
28
Ernst Meière (father) Letters to Hildreth Meière, 1931, circa 1924
2
29
Hildreth Meière Letter to Classmates, circa 1911
2
30
Hildreth Meière Letters to Katherine Harvey
Letters, circa 1910
2
31
Letters, 1910
Illustrated letters in sketchbook
2
32
Letters, 1911 September-October
2
33
Letters, 1911 November-December
2
34
Letters, 1912 January-February
2
35
Letters, 1912 March-April
2
36
Letters, 1912 May-June
2
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Letters, 1913-1915
Includes illustrated letter written on scroll, circa 75 inches long.
Oversized illustrated letter housed in RD 18
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38
Louise Harmon Letter to Marie H. Meière, 1920 April 14
2
39
Louise Harmon Letter to Hildreth Meière, 1938
2
40
Hildreth Meière Letters to Anne (Nancy) Basinger, circa 1946-1961
Includes letters of condolence from Basinger
2
41
Hildreth Meière Letters to Lloyd Meière Bowers (sister) and Other California Family, 1941-1942, 2011
Includes partial transcripts
2
42
Personal Correspondence
Lloyd Meière Bowers Letters to Hildreth Meière, 1940-1943
Includes born-digital records, see ER02
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Lloyd Meière Bowers Letters to Hildreth Meière (circa 1940-1943), Digital Documents, 2011
0.014 Gigabytes
4 computer files
ER02
Hildreth Meière Letters to Louise Meière (daughter)
Letters, 1940-1944, 2011
Includes partial transcripts
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3
Letters, 2011, 1940
Includes partial transcripts
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4
Letters, 2011, 1941-1942
Includes partial transcripts
3
5
Letters, 2011, 1943
Includes partial transcripts
3
6
Letters, 2011, 1944
Includes partial transcripts
3
7
Letters, 1947 December, 2011
Includes partial transcripts
3
8
Partial Transcripts (1948), circa 2012
3
9
Letters, 1948 May-August
3
10
Letters, 1948 September-December
3
11
Partial Transcripts (1949), 2011
3
12
Letters, 1949 January-September
3
13
Letters, 1949 October-December
3
14
Partial Transcripts (1950-1951), 2011
3
15
Letters, 1950-1951
3
16
Partial Transcripts (1953), 2011
3
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Letters, 1953
3
18
Partial Transcripts (1954), 2011
3
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Letters, 1954
3
20
Partial Transcrpits (1955), circa 2011
3
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Letters, 1955
3
22
Partial Transcripts (1956-1957), 2012
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23
Letters, 1956-1957
Contains detailed itinerary for travel to Mexico
3
24
Partial Transcripts (1958), 2012
3
25
Letters, 1958
3
26
Partial Transcripts (1960-1961), 2011
3
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Letters, 1960-1961
3
28
Letters of Condolence to Louise Meière Dunn, 1961
3
29
Letters to Hildreth Meière from Various Correspondents, circa 1929-1940
3
30
Ethel Howe Letters to Hildreth Meière, circa 1930-1931
3
31
Narcissa Thorne Letters to Hildreth Meière, 1991, 1933-1937
Includes clippings
3
32
Clare Winthrop Letter to Hildreth Meière, 1937
3
33
Scans and Partial Transcripts of Correspondence 1948-1959, Digital Documents, 2014
0.019 Gigabytes
15 computer files
ER03
Travel Correspondence
Hildreth Meière Letters from Paris, 1922
3
34
Hildreth Meière Correspondence with Spanish Relatives, 1925-1926
3
35
Hildreth Meière Letters from Italy, 1927
3
36
Hildreth Meière Letters from Scandinavia and Paris, 1932
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37
Hildreth Meière Letters from Turkey, Yugoslavia, and Paris, 1933
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38
Letters from Robert, Paris, 1932-1933
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39
Hildreth Meière Letters from Germany, 1934
Includes a description of Meière's attendance at the Oberammergau passion play performance attended by Adolf Hitler in a letter of August 13, 1934, along with a transcription of the letter.
3
40
Hildreth Meière Correspondence with Spanish Contacts, 1935-1939
3
41
Hildreth Meière Letters to Louise Harmon from Berlin, Poland, and Russia, 1936
Includes photographs
3
42
Letters to Hildreth Meière in Poland and Russia from Louise Harmon and Others , 1936
3
43
Hildreth Meière Letters to Malvina Hoffman from France , 1938
3
44
Letter from Jimmy Clarke to Hildreth Meière from Warsaw, Poland, 1939 January 29
3
45
Hildreth Meière Letter to Louise Meière from Guatemala and Mexico, 1946
3
46
Hildreth Meière Letters to Anne (Nancy) Basinger from South America, 1947
3
47
Hildreth Meière Letters to Anne (Nancy) Basinger from the U.K. and Scandinavia, 1951
3
48
Hildreth Meière Letters to Ellie from Uganda and Rome, 1953 March
3
49
Letters of Introduction for Hildreth Meière's Grand Tour, 1952
3
50
Business Correspondence
Subject Index to Business Correspondence, 1999-2000
3
51
A, 1933-1953
Includes letters from Berenice Abbott and Florence Allen.
3
52
Hartley Alexander, Scripps College, 1931-1940
Contains item list of letters
3
53
American Academy in Rome, Letters of Recommendation, 1920-1921
3
54
American Institute of Architects, 1955
3
55
Art Institute of Chicago, 1921-1922
3
56
Art Students League, 1912-1916
3
57
B, 1921-1944
3
58
Bruno de Paoli and Co. (Huntington Seminary), 1943
3
59
C, 1938-1940
3
60
The Center Theatre, circa 1939
3
61
Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (Mary Immaculate Seminary), 1938-1939
Also contains letters from R. Guastavino Company
3
62
Citizen's Committee for the Army and Navy, 1941-1944
See also series 4, Civilian War Service Records
3
63
G.H.A. Clowes (32nd General Hospital, Indianapolis), 1943
3
64
Committee for the Mass Meeting for America, 1939
Multiple correspondents. Includes a printed program and clippings.
3
65
Cram and Ferguson (St. John's Church, Boston), 1936, 1925-1926
3
66
Paul Phillippe Cret, 1935-1936
3
67
Business Correspondence
D, 1928-1940
4
1
The Decorator's Club, 1940
4
2
Baron Dervaux, 1937
4
3
E, 1938
4
4
John J. Early, 1936-1938
4
5
Helen Farnham (Illinois Bell Telephone Co.), 1938-1940
4
6
Lynn Faucett, 1937-1938
4
7
Fordham University Chapel, 1942
Multiple correspondents.
4
8
Fred Harvey Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 1936-1937
Multiple correspondents.
4
9
Emily Genauer, circa 1940
4
10
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 2000, 1921-1924
Contains item list of letters.
4
11
H, 1926-1969
4
12
Inisfada, 1939
4
13
Klimo, 1939
4
14
Liturgical Arts Society, Inc., 1939
4
15
George Lovatt, 1936
4
16
M, 1936-1939
4
17
Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, 1940
4
18
M.I.T School of Architecture, 1934-1935
4
19
Hildreth Meière, 1932-1943
4
20
Francis A. Nelson (St. James Church, Upper Montclair, NJ), 1943
4
21
New York Times, 1940
Contains typescript of poem Meière had published in the newspaper.
4
22
Obrero Lans Museum, 1937
4
23
P-R, 1926-1939
Contains letter from Alfred E. Poor.
4
24
Rambusch Decorating Company, 1933-1950
4
25
Robert J. Reiley (Huntington Seminary), 1943, 1936
4
26
S-T, 1934-1957
4
27
Joseph Sanford Shanley (St. Charles Borromeo Church, Newark, NJ), 1936-1937
4
28
St. James Church (Montclair, NJ), 1943
See also Francis A. Nelson
4
29
Smythe, Urqhart, and Marckwald, Inc. (S.S. United States), 1950-1951, 1939
See also series 6, Printed Material
4
30
Lizzie Stuart, circa 1939-1940
4
31
U, 1943
4
32
United States Navy, 1940-1942
4
33
United States Treasury Department (Ed Rowan), 1935
4
34
United States Treasury Department (Inslee Hopper), 1936
4
35
F.R. Walker, 1936
4
36
Wilfred Edwarts Anthony et al (St. Paul's Church, New Haven, CT), 1927
4
37
Zantzinger and Borie, 1936
4
38
Oversized Illustrated Letter on Scroll From Box 2, Folder 38
RD 19

Series 3: Writings , 1904-1960
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 4-5

Writings include thirteen diaries spanning her childhood and later travels in the 1920s-1950s, essays and talks, poetry and translations of Spanish poetry by Meière, two novel length unpublished prose manuscripts, and travelogues. Early diaries include many enclosures, including photographs, drawings, calling cards, letters, and other keepsakes. A file of typescript memos and reports document Meière's involvement with the National Society of Mural Painters' Coordinating Committee during a turbulent period preceding the 1939 World's Fair. Essays and talks concern Meière's work on the 1939 New York World's Fair, with the NYC WPA Art Project, and reflections on women in art careers, mural painting, and ecclesiastical art. Meière's own poetry, as well as her translations of Spanish poets Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and others, are found in manuscript and typescript form. Enclosures found in an early handwritten volume of poetry called "Poems (so-called)" include a letter recounting the dissolution of her marriage in 1930. Two prose manuscripts include Battery Brown, written after the first World War, and a work Meière called her "Spanish Civil War Novella," which is largely non-fiction documenting her experience with the Spanish war relief effort and her political stance on the conflict.
Travelogues, handwritten and typewritten, are found for her trips to Constantinople and the Balkans, her trip to Russia in 1936, and her "Grand Tour" of 1952-1953, which began in Europe and Great Britain during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and moved through India, Indonesia, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and ended in Taormina, Sicily. The Grand Tour is documented in a lengthy typescript travelogue. Also found is a short essay on the politics of the Arab Israeli conflict written after her trip to the Middle East in 1954.
Arrangement is alphabetical by type of material. Additional material on Spanish Civil War is found in Series 4, Civilian War Service Records, and additional material related to Meiere's travels is found in Series 2, Correspondence and Series 5, Travel Records.
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Coordinating Committee Report, National Society of Mural Painters, 1938
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39
Diaries
Diaries, 1904, 1903, 1906
3 volumes
4
40
Diary, 1906-1907
4
41
Diary, 1907-1911
4
42
Items Removed from Diary, 1907-1911
4
43
Diary, 1912-1915
4
45
Items Removed from Diary, 1912-1915
4
46
Europe, 1922
4
47
Europe and Russia, 1936
4
48
Spain, 1938
4
49
Yucatan, Mexico, 1946
4
50
South America, 1947
4
51-53
Grand Tour, 1952-1953
4
54-55
Items Removed from Diary, Grand Tour, 1953
4
56
Europe and Middle East, 1954-1955
4
57
Essays and Talks
11th Annual Friendship Dinner Press Release, 1937 November 16
4
58
Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart, circa 1957
4
59
At the Launching of the U.S.S. Buchanan, 1941
4
60
"The Emancipation of Women", circa 1937
4
61
"The Lord is God", 1911
4
62
New York City WPA Art Project, circa 1941
4
63
On the New York World's Fair from the Artist's Angle, circa 1939
4
64
On the New York World's Fair, circa 1939
4
65
On the Temple of Religion, to the Carroll Club, circa 1940
4
66
Opportunities for Young Women in the Field of Art, 1934
4
67
Pen and Brush Club, circa 1930-1960
4
68
Proceedings of the Conference of Women's Work and their Stake in Public Affairs, 1935
4
69
Rose Bay Association, Australia, 1952
4
70
Working for a World's Fair, circa 1939
4
71
Letter Book, "The Letters to Elizabeth", circa 1910
5
1
Poetry
Poetry, circa 1905
5
2
"My Poems", 1907
5
3
"Poems (So-called)", 1904-1911
5
4
Items Removed from "Poetry (So-called)", circa 1928-1930
Contains handwritten and typescript poems and letters, including a 1930 letter detailing the dissolution of her marriage.
5
5
Poetry, circa 1913-1940
5
6-7
Poetry Translations, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, circa 1925
2 copies
5
8-11
Translations of Various Spanish Poets, circa 1925
5
12
Prose
"Battery Brown", circa 1920
5
13
Spanish Civil War Novella, circa 1938
2 copies
5
14-18
School Paper on Architecture, circa 1911
5
19-20
Travelogues
Constantinople and the Balkans, 1933
Includes handwritten manuscript and typescript
5
21-24
Russia, 1936
5
25
Grand Tour, circa 1953
5
26-28
Middle East, 1954
5
29
Louise Meière UNICEF Work Notes, 1954
5
30

Series 4: Civilian War Service Records , 1938-2006, bulk 1938-1946
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6, 15, FC 28-30

Records of Meière's civilian war service document her efforts to aid Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and to organize artists to contribute to the World War II effort. Extensive correspondence exists for both periods, as well as notes, memoranda, flyers, and reports. Material related to the Spanish Civil War also includes a transcript of a radio appearance by Meière, photographs of war devastation provided to her by Juan F. de Cárdenas, who would become Spain's ambassador to the United States the following year, and three film reels (16mm) shot by Meière during a trip to Spain in 1938 as a guest of Franco's government that document damage to public art and architecture as well as refugees. Also found are records related to an organization that came to be known as the America Spanish Relief Fund, which Meière helped to found.
Records pertaining to World War II relief efforts include reports, correspondence, and other documentation of Meière's organizing and volunteer coordination of various artist organizations for the creation of public art at military facilities across the United States. Also found are records relating to an event, "Vive La France," organized to raise money for the benefit of French civilians affected by the war.
See also Series 1, Biographical Materials for records regarding Meière's service in the United States Navy in World War I and Business Correspondence in Series 2 for records related to the organization of the 1939 "Mass Meeting for America" featuring Martin Dies in which Meière participated, and for additional correspondence related to committees represented in this series. Photographic documentation of Meière's extensive murals and designs made for military sites around the United States is found in series 7, Photographs and Moving Images.
Motion picture films in this series have been digitized for research access.
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Spanish Civil War
Correspondence, 1938
5
31
Correspondence, 1939
Includes letters from Anton Refregier and Juan F. de Cárdenas.
5
32
Correspondence, 1940-1946
5
33
Committee to Send Anesthetics and Medicines to Spain, 1940-1943
5
34-35
Gran Festival Campestre, Frente Popular Antifascista Gallego, 1938
5
36
Memorandums, Reports, and Notes, 1938-1939
5
37
Motion Picture Films by Hildreth Meière, 2006, 1938
1 Videodiscs (DVD)
3 Film reels
Original; all reels labeled "Spain refugee film," and one reel also labeled "San Sebastian to Toledo"
16 mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 28-30
5
38
Photographs from Juan F. de Cárdenas, 1938
5
39-41
Press Releases, Flyers, Circulars, and Clippings, 1939, 1942
Oversized newsletter in Box 15
5
42
Spanish Memo, "Services Provided by the Women's Section of the Spanish Falange of the JONS", circa 1938
In Spanish
5
43
Transcript of Radio Appearance by Hildreth Meière, 1939
5
44
Travel Documents and Calling Cards, 1938
5
46
World War II
"Vive La France" Benefit for French Civilian Relief, 1940
6
1
American Federation of the Arts and College Art Association, 1941
6
2
Citizens Committee for Government Art Projects, 1941
6
3
Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy, 1941-1946
6
4
Joint Committee of the National Society of Mural Painters and the Architectural League, 1941
6
6
Navy Young Men's Christian Association (Norfolk, VA), 1941
6
7
WPA Art Project for New York City, 1941
6
8
Oversized Newsletter from Box 5, Folder 42
15
Film Reels from Box 5, Folder 38
FC 28
FC 29
FC 30

Series 5: Travel Records , 1933-1958
12.8 Linear feet
Boxes 6-10, 15, OV 18, FC 31-111

Travel Records include notes, printed material, slides, and motion picture film related to Meiere's many trips abroad between 1936 and 1958, throughout Europe, South and Central America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.
Travel records are arranged in three subseries. Additional records related to Meiere's travel are found throughout the collection.
  • 5.1: Travel Notes and Printed Material, 1936-1955
  • 5.2: Slides, 1946-1958
  • 5.3: Motion Picture Film, 1933-1958
5.1: Travel Notes and Printed Material, 1936-1955
Travel notes and printed material include notes about travel destinations, which may have been made to carry out talks illustrated by the slides and films in this series. Printed materials include brochures, clippings, itineraries, and maps from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, India, Indonesia, the Soviet Union, and Thailand.
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Notes, circa 1950-1955
6
9
Africa
Brochures, circa 1953
6
10-11
Clippings, 1954
Oversized Clippings in Box 15
6
12
Itinerary and Notes, 1953
6
13
Maps, circa 1953
Oversized maps in OV 18
6
14-15
Australia and New Zealand
Brochures, circa 1952
6
16
Clipping, circa 1952
6
17
Itineraries and Maps, circa 1952
6
18
Finland, Brochure, 1936
6
19
India
Brochures, circa 1952
6
20-21
Clippings, 1953--1954
Oversized clippings in Box 15
6
22
Itinerary, 1952
6
23
Maps, circa 1952
Oversized maps in OV 18
6
24
Indonesia, Maps and Clipping, circa 1952
Oversized maps in OV 18
6
25
Soviet Union
Brochures, circa 1936
6
26-27
Maps, circa 1936
6
28
Thailand
Brochures and Maps, circa 1952
Oversized map in OV 18
6
29
Clippings, 1954
6
30
Oversized Clippings from Box 6, Folders 12 and 22
15
Oversized Maps from Box 6, Folders 14, 24, and 29
OV 18
5.2: Slides, 1946-1958
Slides in this series were taken during travels by Hildreth Meière and her daughter Louise Meière Dunn from the 1940s through the 1950s. Architecture, murals, and mosaics are highly represented in the images, and some landscape, local scenes, and personal photos are also found. Approximately one-half of the slides are from a lengthy trip Meière refers to in her writings as the "Grand Tour," which began in Australia and New Zealand, and continued to Bali, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; India; Sub-Saharan Africa; Italy; Great Britain; and France. While in England, they witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Other trips represented in travel slides include Mexico and Guatemala in 1946, South America in 1947, Italy in 1949-1950, Scandinavia in 1951, Middle Eastern countries referred to as the "Holy Land" trip in 1954, and Belgium in 1958, specifically to see the Belgian Fair of that year. Also found are a large set of slides of Italian Mosaics filed with slides from Italy. These and other identified sets appear to have been assembled for slide talks given by Louise and Hildreth Meière.
There are no identifications on the slides themselves. Some sets of slides correspond to slide lists of subjects depicted but there are no comprehensive lists of subjects. Handwritten notes with general information about locations and artworks depicted are also found with some sets of slides, and may have been used in travel talks given by Hildreth and/or Louise Meière Dunn.
Description Container
General Notes, circa 1950-1955
6
31
Africa
Locations depicted include Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, South Africa, Rhodesia, Belgian Congo, and Uganda.
Slide List for Set 1, 1952-1953
6
32
Set 1, 1952-1953
3 slide boxes
6
33-35
Set 2, 1952-1953
Contains slide list
6
36
Set 3, 1952-1953
6
37
Belgium, 1958
6
38
England
England, circa 1953
7
1
Oxford, circa 1953
7
2
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, 1953
7
3
Europe, Unidentified, circa 1950
Note in file indicates subjects include England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Austria.
7
4
France and Italy, Unidentified, circa 1950
7
5
Guatemala, circa 1946
7
6
Holy Land
Locations depicted include Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria
Notes for Set 1, circa 1954
7
7-8
Set 1
5 slide boxes
7
9-13
Set 2
Greece, circa 1954
7
14-15
Greece, Mosaics, circa 1954
7
16
Istanbul, Turkey, circa 1954
7
17
Istanbul, Turkey, Mosaics, circa 1954
7
18
Cyprus, circa 1954
7
19
Beirut Cedars, Lebanon, circa 1954
7
20
Baalbek, Lebanon, circa 1954
7
21
Damascus, Syria, circa 1954
7
22
Egypt, circa 1954
7
23
Israel, circa 1954
7
24
Jerusalem, Israel, circa 1954
7
25
Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel, circa 1954
7
26
Unidentified, circa 1954
7
27
India
Slide Lists and Notes, circa 1952
7
28
Set 1, circa 1952
3 slide boxes
7
29-31
India, Set 2, circa 1952
8
1
Indonesia, Bali
Slide Lists and Notes, circa 1952
8
2
Set 1, circa 1952
2 slide boxes
8
3-4
Set 2, circa 1952
8
5
Italy
Set 1, 1949-1950
3 slide boxes
8
6-8
Set 2, Sicily, Taormina, 1953
8
9
Set 3, 1957-1960
8
10-11
Italian Mosaics
Slide List for Set 1, circa 1949-1950
8
12
Set 1, circa 1949-1950
2 slide boxes
8
13-14
Set 2, circa 1949-1960
8
15
Mexico
Set 1, 1946
3 slide boxes
Subjects depicted include UNAM Mosaics, Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Diego Rivera and Rufino Tomayo murals.
9
1-3
Set 2, 1946
9
4
New Zealand and Australia
Slide Lists and Notes, circa 1952
9
5
Set 1, New Zealand, circa 1952
2 slide boxes
9
6-7
Set 2, New Zealand and Australia, circa 1952
Subjects depicted include Oxford and the Franz Josef Glacier, Ball Glacier, and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
9
8-9
Scandinavia
Set 1, circa 1951
Subject depicted is Sweden.
9
10
Set 2, circa 1951
Subjects depicted include Denmark, Holland, Sweden, and may also include Italy among unidentified slides.
9
11-17
South America
Notes, circa 1947
10
1
Slides, circa 1947
2 slide boxes
Locations depicted in Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru.
10
2-3
Spain, circa 1950
10
4
Thailand
Lists and Notes, 1952
10
5
Set 1, 1952
2 slide boxes
10
6-7
Set 2, 1952
10
8
5.3: Motion Picture Film, 1933-1958
Series contains 81 motion picture films shot by Hildreth Meiere while traveling between 1933 and 1958. Many of the same trips are represented in the footage as are shown in the slides in the collection, including the 1946 trip to Mexico and Guatemala, the 1947 trip to South America (Columbia, Ecuador, Peru), the 1949-1950 trip to Europe (France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Belgium, and Italy), the 1951 trip to Scandinavia (Finland, Norway, Sweden), the 1952-1953 "Grand Tour" (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Ceylon, India, Rhodesia, Congo, South Africa, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, and France), the 1954 "Holy Land" trip (Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey), and the 1958 trip to Belgium.
Unique to this series is documentation of earlier trips to Turkey (1933), Germany (1934), Europe (1936, Germany, Poland, Russia), and two shipboard films made on the S.S. America (1940) and on an Odyssey cruise (1938), which retraced the steps of Homer's
Odyssey
.
Description Container
Notes, circa 1939-1955
10
9
Africa: South Africa, Rhodesia, Congo, 1953
4 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 31-34.
10
10
Australia and New Zealand, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 35-37.
10
11
Belgium, 1958
1 Film reel
16mm
Footage of Expo 58 in Brussels. Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 38; See also "Europe; Holland, Belgium, France."
10
12
Ceylon, 1952
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 39-40
10
13
Europe; Germany, Poland, Russia, 1936
1 Film reel
16mm
Includes footage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics; Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 41
10
14
Europe; France, Switzerland, Austria, 1949-1950
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 42-43
10
15
1
Europe; Holland, Belgium, France, 1949-1950
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 44
10
15
2
France, 1953
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 45
10
16
Germany, 1934
2 Film reels
Can label for reel 2 reads "1934 - poor - Bavaria - Oberammergau - frescoes"
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 46-47
10
17
Great Britain, circa 1938
1 Film reel
16mm
Content is unidentified, but appears to be Ireland; film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 48
10
18
1
Great Britain: England, Ireland, Scotland, 1953
7 Film reels
16mm
First two reels contain footage of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation ; film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 49-55
10
18
2
Holy Land
10
19
Israel, Lebanon, Syria, 1954
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 56-58
10
19
1
Egypt, 1954
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 59-60
10
19
2
Greece, 1954
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 61
10
19
3
Turkey, 1954
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 62
10
19
4
India, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 63-65
10
20
India to Africa, 1952
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 66
10
21
Indonesia, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 67-69
10
22
Italy
10
23
Rome and Venice, 1949-1950
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 70-71
10
23
1
Florence, Pisa, the Vatican, 1949-1950
4 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 72-75
10
23
2
Taormina, Sicily and Rome, 1953
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 76-77
10
24
Guatemala and Chichen Itza, Mexico, 1946
5 Film reels
original
16mm
5 Film reels
duplicate film reels
16mm
Original film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 78-82; duplicate film reels in film cans numbered FC 83-87
10
25
1
Mexico, 1946
7 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 88-94
10
25
2
Scandinavia, 1932
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 95
10
26
1
Scandinavia: Finland, Norway, Sweden
6 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 96-101
10
26
2
South America: Colombia, Ecuacdor, Peru, 1947
4 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 102-105
10
27
Thailand, 1952
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 106-107
10
28
Turkey, 1933
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 108; see also "Holy Land" group for later footage of Turkey
10
29
Shipboard Films
See also "India to Africa"
10
30
S.S. America
, 1940
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 109-110
10
30
1
Odyssey
Cruise, 1938
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 111
10
30
2
FIlm reels from Box 10, folders 10-30
FC 31
FC 32
FC 33
FC 34
FC 35
FC 36
FC 37
FC 38
FC 39
FC 40
FC 41
FC 42
FC 43
FC 44
FC 45
FC 46
FC 47
FC 48
FC 49
FC 50
FC 51
FC 52
FC 53
FC 54
FC 56
FC 57
FC 58
FC 59
FC 60
FC 61
FC 62
FC 55
FC 63
FC 64
FC 65
FC 66
FC 67
FC 68
FC 69
FC 70
FC 71
FC 72
FC 73
FC 74
FC 75
FC 76
FC 77
FC 78
FC 79
FC 80
FC 81
FC 82
FC 83
FC 84
FC 85
FC 86
FC 87
FC 88
FC 89
FC 90
FC 91
FC 92
FC 93
FC 94
FC 95
FC 96
FC 97
FC 98
FC 99
FC 100
FC 101
FC 102
FC 103
FC 104
FC 105
FC 106
FC 107
FC 108
FC 109
FC 110
FC 111

Series 6: Printed Materials , 1913-1998
2.1 Linear feet
Boxes 10-12, 15, FC 112

Series contains clippings, exhibition catalogs, invitations, announcements, pamphlets, periodicals, an educational film, postcards of the 1934 passion play in Oberammergau attended by Meière, directories and publications of professional organizations to which Meière belonged, publications about commissioned works by Meière, and reproductions of works by Meière. Most of the periodicals and clippings contain some reference to Meière or a specific work by her, and several periodicals contain articles written by her. Many of the publications in this series date from after Meière's death, and were gathered by her daughter and grandaughter in the course of research into her works.
Periodicals are arranged by the title of the serial, with notes to indicate specific works addressed in the publication if appropriate. Publications regarding a single work or structure containing works by Meière are grouped together at the end of the series. See also Series 5, Travel Records, for printed materials related to Meière's travel. Additional printed material is found in Series 1, Biographical Material.
Description Container Select
Book,
Santillana del Mar y Altamira
, 1953
10
31
Clippings, circa 1920-1955
10
32
Clippings, 1916-1921
10
32
Clippings, 1922-1923
10
33
Clippings, 1924-1925
10
34
Clippings, 1926-1927
10
35
Clippings, 1928
10
36
Clippings, 1929
10
37
Clippings, 1930-1931
10
38
Clippings, 1932
10
39-40
Clippings, 1933
10
41
Clippings, 1934
10
42
Clippings, 1935
10
43
Clippings, 1936
10
44
Clippings, 1937-1938
11
1
Clippings, 1939-1940
11
2
Clippings, 1941-1942
11
3
Clippings, 1943-1945
11
4
Clippings, 1946-1951
11
5
Clippings, 1952
11
6-7
Clippings, 1953-1958
11
8
Clippings, 1959-1961
11
9
Clippings, 1974-1981
11
10
Clippings, 1982-1988
11
11
Clippings, 1990-1998
11
12
Exhibition Catalogs
Miniature Rooms
by Narcissa Thorne, 1933-1941
6 bound volumes in 5 editions
11
13-15
National Society of Mural Painters at the Brooklyn Museum, 1925
11
16
American Art Deco Architecture
at the Finch College Museum of Art, 1975
11
17
Invitations to Exhibitions, Talks, and Travel Lectures, 2000, 1932-1959
Contains an inventory prepared by the donor
11
18
Menu and Wine List for Fred Harvey Restaurant with Murals by Hildreth Meière, circa 1937
11
19
Pamphlets, Ellen Dunlap Hopkins' "The Progress of Women", 1936
11
20
Periodicals
American Architect
, 1928 February 5
Oversized periodical in box 15
11
21
The Architectural Forum
, 1932 July and October
11
22
Architecture
, 1924 October
11
23
Architecture
, 1931 May and June
Articles regarding 1 Wall Street and the Nebraska State Capitol
11
24
Architecture U.S.S.R.
, 1935
11
25
Bulletin de la Société Scientifique de Skoplje
, 1927-1929
11
26
The Churchman
, 1929 November 23
Article regarding St. Bartholomew's
11
27
Fortune
, 1935 July
Oversized periodical in box 15
11
28
Harper's Bazaar
, 1938 September 1
Article regarding 1939 New York World's Fair
11
29
The Independent
, 1937 July 4
Oversized periodical in box 15
11
30
Independent woman
, 1933 February
Article regarding Rockefeller Center
11
31
Interior Design and Decoration
, 1940 September
Article regarding the S.S. America
11
32
Jar-Ptitza
(The Fire Bird), 1921
11
33
Journal of the Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart
, 1940
11
34
Journal of the American Institute of Architects
, 1956 May
11
35
Manhattanville College Publications, 1921-1961
11
36-37
The Masses
, 1913
Oversized periodical in box 15
11
38
Metropolitan Museum Annual Report
, 1990-1991
11
39
Pencil Points
, 1927 March
11
40
Pictorial Review
, 1926 September
Oversized periodical in box 15
11
41
Shipyard Bulletin
, 1951-1952
Articles concerning the S.S. United States
11
42
Soviet Travel
, circa 1936
11
43
Survey Graphic
, 1928 October
11
44
V.O.K.S. (Organe de la Société pour Relations Culturelles entre L'U.R.S.S. et l'Etranger)
, 1930 April
11
45
The Western Architect
, 1927 April
11
46
Women's City Club Magazine
(San Francisco), 1927-1939
11
47
Port Jackson
, Educational Film about Sydney, Australia, 1952
Film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 112
12
1
Postcards of Oberammergau Passion Play, 1934
12
2
Professional Organizations
Architectural League of New York, Exhibition Catalog, 1930
Oversized publication in box 15
12
3
Architectural League of New York, Index of Exhibits, 1921-1933
12
4
Art Students League, Course Catalogs, 1928-1944
12
5
Cor Ardens By-Laws, circa 1921
12
6
National Society of Mural Painters, Directory, 1936
12
7
Publications Regarding Works by Hildreth Meière
Oscar S. Straus Memorial Volume, Memorial Tryptich, 1949
12
8
Church and Temple Brochures and Publications, 1988-1998
12
9
Corporate Brochures and Newsletters, 1956-1985
12
10
Cathedral of St. Louis, 1988-1994
Oversized publication in box 15
12
11
Maryland Cathedral, 1920
Oversized publication in box 15
12
12
National Academy of Sciences, 1992
12
13
Nebraska Capitol, 1926-1934, 1978, 1954
12
13-14
Rockefeller Center; Rockefeller Memorial Foundation, 1986-1994
12
15
S.S. United States, 1952
12
16
St. Michael's Monastery Church, 1936
12
17
Reproductions of Hildreth Meière Works, 1930-1996
Oversized printer's proofs in box 15
12
18
Oversized Periodicals from Box 11, Folders 21, 28, 30, 38, and 41
15
Oversized Professional Organization Publiation from Box 12, Folder 3
15
Oversized Publications Regarding Works by Hildreth Meière from Box 12, Folders 11 and 12
15
Oversized Reproductions of Hildreth Meière Works
15
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 1
FC 112

Series 7: Photographs and Moving Images , circa 1915-1966
5.8 Linear feet
Boxes 12-13, 16, 20-27, FC 17, FC 114-127

Photographs and digital photographs and moving images include personal photographs and home movies of Meière, family, and associates, and photographs and motion picture film of artworks by Meière and others. In addition to printed and digital photographs, negatives, slides, and transparencies, this series contains 311 lantern slides, 201 glass negatives, 8 original film reels, and duplicates of those film reels on 8 film reels and 2 videocassettes (HDCAM).
Personal photographs include numerous portraits of Meière throughout her life, from her time in school to her time in the U. S. Navy during WWI, and later portraits taken by Peter A. Juley and Sons and Berenice Abbott. Other personal photographs are found with childhood friend Katherine Harvey in costume, as well as autographed theatrical photographs of actresses Marjorie Patterson and Margaret Anglin by Sarony and Charles Frohman. A motion picture film contains home movies shot in 1926 and 1940 in New York City on one film reel. Family slides of homes and family members are also found, along with photographs of Meière with personal and professional associates, including formal group photos of annual New York City Arts Commission dinners, Meière accepting her honorary doctorate at Manhattanville College, and Meière riding camels in Egypt.
Photographed artworks by Meière include snapshots of sketches for some of her earliest commissions from 1924, lantern slides and copy negatives of later commissions, lantern slides and glass negatives of a series of drawings Meière made of the 1934 performance of the passion play in Oberammergau, Germany, as well as murals in Oberammergau, motion picture film of Meière's and other artists' murals and sculptures at the 1939 New York World's Fair on 3 film reels, and motion picture film of the Municipal Center Frieze in Washington, DC on 1 film reel. Triptychs created by Meière during WWII, mainly for the Citizen's committee for the Army and Navy, are documented in a film documentary, "The Making of a Triptych," on 2 film reels, and in 25 color lantern slides and color transparencies. Numerous photographs of various commissions by Meière are also found.
Photographed artworks by others include a bust of Meière by James Drummond Herbert, slides of the Brussels Fair of 1958, slides of cave paintings in Italy, France, and Lebanon; a set of slides of Flemish paintings, and a large set of glass copy negatives and lantern slides of murals in Norway, possibly taken during Meière's 1932 trip to Scandinavia. A reel of film shot at the Paris Fair of 1937 is also found.
Glass plate copy negatives and lantern slides in this series are housed separately.
See also Series 5, Travel Records, for a very large series of slides and motion picture film, which includes images of mosaics, architecture, and international fairs. Additional photographs are also found in Series 1, Biographical Material, in the Dunns' research on Meière's Century of Progress Murals from the Chicago World's Fair of 1933-1934.
Digital copies of all the films in this series are available for research use. Duplicate projection film prints of 1939 New York World's Fair films and the film of the Municipal Center Frieze are also available for loan. Glass plate negatives have been digitized.
Description Container Select
Personal Photographs and Home Movies
Portraits of Hildreth Meière, circa 1915-1920
Includes U.S. Navy portraits
12
19
Portraits of Hildreth Meière, circa 1920-1940
Includes photographs by Peter A. Juley & Son and Francis Bruguiere; oversized photographs in box 16
12
20
Portraits of Hildreth Meière, circa 1941-1960
Includes a photograph by Berenice Abbott; oversized photographs in box 16
12
21
Class Photograph, Manhattanville College, 1911
Oversized photograph in box 16
12
22
Hildreth Meière and Katherine Harvey in Costume, circa 1915
Oversized photographs in box 16
12
23
Hildreth Meière with Others, circa 1920-1955
Includes photographs from honorary doctorate ceremony, 1953, and Meière in Egypt, 1954; oversized photographs in box 16
12
24
Family Slides, circa 1950
Includes 1 slide box
12
25-27
Family Slides, 1958
12
28
Home Movies, 1940, 1926
1 Film reel
label reads "Architectural League, studio parties, circus rider, 20s"
Compilation of black and white footage from 1926 and color footage from 1940; film reel stored separately in film cans numbered FC 113
12
29
Autographed Photographs of Actors, circa 1917
Oversized photographs in box 16
12
30
Photographs and Moving Images of Artwork by Hildreth Meière
1939 New York World's Fair, "Construction of a Frieze", 1939
1 Film reel
original, black and white
16mm
1 Film reel
Preservation internegative
16mm
1 Film reel
Duplicate, projection print
16mm
Original film stored separately in film can numbered FC 114; preservation internegative in film can FC 115; projection print in film can FC 116
12
31
1
1939 New York World's Fair, Murals and Sculptures, 1939
2 Film reels
Preservation internegative
16mm
2 Film reels
Duplicate, projection prints
16mm
Preservation internegatives stored separately in film cans numbered FC 119-120; projection prints in film cans FC 121-122; includes list of artists who created murals in the film; see also Various Commissions for lantern slides of the World's Fair
12
31
2
Drawing of the Annunciation, circa 1930
12
32
Municipal Center Frieze, circa 1941
1 Film reel
Preservation internegative
16mm
1 Film reel
Duplicate projection print
16mm
Preservation internegative film reel stored separately in film can FC 124; projection print in film can FC 125
12
33
Oberammagau Murals, Passion Play Sketches, and Source Material, 1934
16 glass copy negatives and 43 lantern slides
Glass negatives and lantern slides housed in box 20
12
34
Triptychs
"Making of a Triptych," Documentary, circa 1943
2 Videocassettes (HDCam)
Duplicates
2 Film reels
Original, Kodachrome color
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 126-127
13
1-2
Photographs of Triptychs, 1942-1966
25 Lantern slides
43 Color transparencies
Includes inventory; lantern slides are housed in box 21
13
3
Various Commissions
Copy Negatives and Lantern Slides, 1936-1938
97 Lantern slides
79 Negatives (photographic)
Subjects include St. Mark's Church (Mt. Kisco), National Academy of Sciences, Nebraska State Capitol, St. Paul's Church (New Haven), 1 Wall Street, AT&T Long Distance Building, Century of Progress International Exposition, St. Michael's Monastery Church (Union City, NJ), Westport Room of Fred Harvey Restaurant (Kansas City, MO), St. Bartholemew's (New York), 1939 New York World's Fair, among others; lantern slides housed in boxes 22-23
13
4-5
Prints, circa 1924-1960
Subjects include National Academy of Sciences, Nebraska State Capital, One Wall Street, The Westport Room Murals, Fred Harvey Restaurant, World's Fair Murals, S. S. America Dining Room Decorations, Prudential Life Insurance Mural, Traveler's Insurance Mosaic; oversized prints in box 16.
13
6
Slides, Cathedral of St. Louis, circa 1958
13
7
Snapshots of Preparatory Drawings, circa 1924
Subjects include Nebraska State Capital, National Academy of Sciences, St. Martin's of Providence, R.I., and one unidentified design.
13
8
Index and Photographs of Commissions, Digital Documents, 2003
0.029 Gigabytes
44 computer files
ER04
Photographs and Moving Images of Artwork by Others
Brussels Fair, 1958
See also Belgium slides and motion picture film in Series 5, Travel Records
13
9
Bust of Hildreth Meière by James D. Herbert, circa 1940
13
10
Cave Paintings in Italy, France, and Lebanon, circa 1950
1 slide box
13
11
Flemish Paintings, circa 1950-1958
1 slide box
13
12
Norwegian Murals, circa 1932
106 Glass negatives
copy negatives
146 Lantern slides
Lantern slides housed in boxes 24 and 25; glass copy negatives housed in boxes 26 and 27
13
13
Paris Fair, 1937
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 17
13
14
Unidentified Artworks, circa 1948
60 Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
13
15
Oversized Personal Photographs from Box 12, Folders 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 30
16
Oversized Photographic Prints of Various Commissions by Hildreth Meière from Box 13, Folder 6
16
Glass Negatives and Lantern Slides from Box 12, Folder 34
20
Lantern Slides from Box 13, Folder 3
21
Lantern Slides from Box 13, Folder 4
22
Lantern Slides from Box 13, Folder 5
23
Lantern Slides from Box 13, Folder 13
24
Lantern Slides from Box 13, Folder 13
25
Glass Copy Negatives from Box 13, Folder 13
26
Glass Copy Negatives from Box 13, Folder 13
27
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 29
FC 113
Film Reels from Box 12, Folders 31-33
FC 114
FC 115
FC 116
FC 117
FC 118
FC 119
FC 120
FC 121
FC 122
FC 123
FC 124
FC 125
Film reels from Box 13, folders 1-2
FC 126
FC 127
Film can from Box 13, folder 14
FC 17

Series 8: Sketchbooks , 1911- circa 1922
0.4 Linear feet
Box 13

There are eight sketchbooks containing figure studies, landscapes, and notes. One undated volume contains mainly costume sketches and handwritten notes. One sketchbook contains scenes from Yosemite National Park from 1912. Three of the sketchbooks appear to be from a continuous period of travel in Europe in 1912 and 1913, with sketches from Italy, France, and England, many identified and dated. A sketchbook labeled "Art Students League" contains mainly theatrical and costume studies, some with actors and performances identified from 1912-1913. A Sketchbook labeled "Fort Mason, San Francisco" also contains theatrical studies and notes on art techniques. The latest sketchbook is labeled "Navy Dept." and contains portraits of Navy personnel, presumably from Meière's time in the service, and other figure studies. Also found are notes in another hand, transcribing identifications from within the sketchbooks' pages.
Additional drawings and ephemera found in the pages of the sketchbooks have been removed and filed alongside the sketchbook in which they were found. Additional drawings by Meière are found in the illustrated letters of Seres 2, Correspondence.
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Sketchbook, circa 1911-1922
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Yosemite, 1911-1912
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Italy, 1911-1912
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Italy, 1912
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Italy, France, and London, 1912
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"Art Students League", 1912-1913
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"Fort Mason, San Francisco", 1913
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"Navy Department", circa 1918-1922
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