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Ilse Martha Bischoff papers, 1893-1981

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 6 series:

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Series 1: Personal Records , 1934-1938, 1955-1968
3 folders
Box 1

This series contains a description and blueprint of Bishchoff's property in Hartland, Vermont, a kennel name certificate, and miscellaneous receipts, as well as Bischoff's passport documenting trips to Germany, France and Great Britain.
Description Container Select
Blueprint and Description of Bishchoff's Property and a Kennel Name Certificate, 1955-1965
1
1
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1967-1968
1
2
Passport, 1934-1938
1
3

Series 2: Correspondence , 1922-1981
47 folders
Box 1

Correspondence consists primarily of an exchange of letters between Bischoff and her sister Carola Bischoff and her husband, Harold Graves Terwilliger, whose nicknames were "Ollie" and "Twig." There are also letters exchanged with colleagues including artists Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Felix Kelly, and Ivan Albright, writers Mabel Louise Robinson, and Glenway Wescott, and design consultant John Wisner. One letter from Cadmus is illustrated with cartoons of road signs and gives directions to his house. There are several letters from collector of porcelain Ralph H. Wark. There is also a postcard from Prince Karlos Biorn von Kurland displaying a photograph of the Prince and his wife.
Undated correspondence is followed by chronological correspondence.
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Letters from Gerald, undated
1
4-6
Letters from Correspondents Whose First Initials Begin "H-V,", undated
1
7
Letters from Correspondents Whose Surnames Begin "A,", undated
1
8
Letters from Ilse Bischoff to Carola Terwilliger, undated
1
9
Letters from Ilse Bischoff to Miscellaneous Recipients, undated
1
10
Letters from Correspondents Whose Surnames Begin "C-M,", undated
1
11
Letters from Correspondents Whose Surnames Begin "N-Q,", undated
1
12
Letters from Correspondents Whose Surnames Begin "R-S,", undated
1
13
Letters from Members of the Terwilliger Family, undated
1
14
Letters from Correspondents Whose Surnames Begin "T-Z,", undated
1
15
Correspondence, 1922-1981
1
16-50

Series 3: Artwork , circa 1920-circa 1959
1 folder
Box 1

Artwork consists of pencil and watercolor sketches of human figures and poodles, primarily for use as book illustrations.
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Pencil and Watercolor Sketches, circa 1920-circa 1959
1
51

Series 4: Notes and Writings , 1929-1975
33 folders
Box 1

This series includes research notes for Bischoff's writing, notes about daily activities written in text form, an inventory list of her porcelain collection, and manuscripts and typescripts of miscellaneous writings. There is also a carbon copy of a manuscript about Bischoff written by Paul Cadmus.
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Notes for a Biography of Madame Vigée-Le Brun, undated
1
52-54
Notes on Daily Activities, 1950-1975, undated
1
55
Inventory of Bischoff's Porcelain Collection, 1964
1
56
Notes on Joseph II, 1970
1
57-58
Miscellaneous Notes, 1929, undated
1
59
Miscellaneous Untitled Manuscripts, undated
1
60
Manuscript "Richie,", undated
1
61
Miscellaneous Untitled Typescripts, 1955-1963, undated
1
62-67
Typescript "Catherine the Great and Frederick Melchior Grimm as Revealed Through Their Correspondence,", undated
1
68
Typescript "The Dog with the Three-Way Tail,", undated
1
69
Typescript "Fluke,", undated
1
70
Typescript "The Humperdinck's Christmas Eve,", undated
1
71
Typescript "Jeppy,", undated
1
72-73
Typescript "No One Need Know,", undated
1
74
Typescript "My Onkel Karl,", undated
1
75
Typescript "Poodle in Paris,", undated
1
76-78
Typescript "Single Accommodations,", undated
1
79
Typescript "Treasures of a Woodland Floor,", undated
1
80
Typescript "A Warm Place,", undated
1
81
Typescript "Pumpernickle the Lonely Dachshund,", 1943
1
82
Typescript "Old Holden: A Portrait,", 1965
1
83
Manuscript about Bischoff by Paul Cadmus, 1966
1
84

Series 5: Printed Material , 1929-1976
15 folders
Box 1

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, a press release, programs for Italian and German opera performances, German tour booklets, brochures for children's books and a festival in Salzburg, Austria, picture postcards of artwork and scenic European views, and a calling card for Ernst Bischoff.
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Clippings, 1934-1968
1
85
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1935-1976, undated
1
86-88
Press Release, 1976
1
89
Programs, 1960-1968
1
90-93
German Tour Booklets, undated
1
94
Miscellaneous Brochures, 1949-1962
1
95
Picture Postcards of Miscellaneous Artwork, undated
1
96
Picture Postcards of Germany, undated
1
97
Picture Postcards of Italy and France, undated
1
98
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1929, undated
1
99

Series 6: Photographs , 1893-1971
20 folders
Box 2

Photographs are of Bischoff, her family, and her colleagues including painters Paul Cadmus and Jared French, and design consultant John Wisner. There are also photographs of artwork executed between 1935-1965 and of figurines and dishes from Bischoff's porcelain collection.
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Photographs of Ilse Bischoff, 1926-1938, undated
2
1
Photographs of Bishcoff Family Members, 1893-1934, undated
2
2-4
Photographs of Ilse Bischoff and Friends, 1924-1958, undated
2
5-6
Photographs of a Costume Party, 1961
2
7
Photographs of Bischoff's Home "High Meadows,", 1961-1971
2
8
Photographs of the Home of Bischoff's Grandparents, undated
2
9
Photographs of Uncle Karl's Castello on Lake Lugano, undated
2
10
Photographs of Drawings, 1965, undated
2
11-12
Photographs of Paintings, 1965, undated
2
13-15
Photographs of Porcelain Figurines, 1965, undated
2
16
Photographs of Porcelain Dishes, 1965, undated
2
17-19
Reference Photographs, undated
2
20

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.