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John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 11 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1837, 1860-1984
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 20, 25, OV 23

Scattered biographical material about John Storrs and the Storrs family consist primarily of chronologies and summaries of his career and important life events including a detailed account of family activities from 1939-1945; identification documents such as his birth and death certificates and various passports; records regarding his schooling; award certificates, including an award from the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur; and membership cards. Family documents include items belonging to David William Storrs, summaries of Storrs family events, and other items pre-dating the birth of John Storrs.
Also found in this series are two folders of documents, mostly in French, of John and Monique Storrs' activities during World War II. This includes records of Monique's work as a nurse and her participation in the French resistance as well as a few documents regarding their imprisonment by the Gestapo.
Folders are arranged by type of materials or subject and items are arranged chronologically in each folder.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Yearbooks and prescription records have not been scanned.
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Biographical Summaries and Lists, circa 1930s-1971
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1
Biographical "Outline", 1984
25
1
Chronology, circa 1971
1
2
Birth Certificate for John Storrs, 1885, 1914
1
3
Birth Certificate of Monique Storrs, 1918
25
2
University of Notre Dame High School Records, 1899-1904
1
4
Yearbooks, 1903-1905
3 Volumes
1
5-7
Weekly Schedule, circa 1905
1
8
Family Record Book for Storrs and Deville-Chabrol, 1914
1
9
Marriage License, 1914
1
10
Interment Documents for Hannah Bradley Storrs, 1913, 1919
1
11
Passports and Visas, 1905-1930
1
12
Passports and Visas, 1905-1930
1
13
Passport Application for Marguerite Storrs, 1916
1
14
Eyeglass Prescriptions, 1932, 1935
1
15
Certificates, 1837, 1899-1936
Oversized items housed in Box 20 and OV 23.
1
16
Membership Cards, 1905-1947
1
17
Library Cards, circa 1910
1
18
Tickets, 1907-1922, 1936
1
19
Horoscope for John Storrs, circa 1930s
1
20
Numerology Analysis, 1920, 1931
1
21
World War II Documents, 1939-1945
1
22
World War II Documents, 1945-1948, 1953, 1956
1
23
Will and Death Certificate for John Storrs, 1932, 1956
1
24
Design for John Storrs Memorial, circa 1956
1
25
Storrs Family Calling Cards, circa 1880s-1930s
1
26
Miscellaneous Storrs Family Documents, 1860-1943
1
27
Miscellaneous Storrs Family Documents, 1860-1943
1
28
"Etienne Lancelot" Family Tree, circa late-1800s
1
29
Oversize Certificates, 1837-1905
Scanned with Box 1, Folder 16.
20
Oversize Certificates, 1936, 1905
Scanned with Box 1, Folder 16.
OV 23

Series 2: Correspondence , 1857-2007
5.8 Linear feet
Boxes 1-7, 25

This series is arranged as 3 subseries.
  • 2.1: John Storrs Correspondence, 1900-1956
  • 2.2: Marguerite Storrs Correspondence, 1902-1957
  • 2.3: Storrs Family Correspondence, 1857-2007
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1: John Storrs Correspondence, 1900-1956
John Storrs' extensive correspondence spans over fifty years and documents his personal and professional life. There are extensive letters to his wife Marguerite Storrs, including love letters written before they were married and letters written to her during his visits to the United States. Letters written by Marguerite to John are located series 2.2. John Storrs' love letters to other women, including Yolande de Manziarly, are found within his general correspondence.
General correspondence primarily consists of Storrs' correspondence with friends, colleagues, art critics and historians, patrons, art organizations, and galleries. Where they exist, Storrs' drafts of outgoing letters are interfiled with letters he received in a chronological arrangement. Storrs was friends with many artists, architects, performers, and writers in both the US and Europe. Among the artists he corresponded with are Berenice Abbott, Hendrick Andersen, George Biddle, Jerome Blum, Arthur Bock, Louis Bouche, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Walter Cole, Arthur Davies, Jessica Dismorr, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Leo Friedlander, Marsden Hartley, Jean Helion, Gertrude Lambert, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Man Ray, Richard Recchia, Edwin Scott, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz, Leopold Survage, Jacques Villon, and William and Marguerite Zorach. Other notable correspondents include architects Edward Bennett, Paul Phillippe Cret, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Alfonso Iannelli; writers and publishers Sherwood Anderson, Louise Bryant, William Bullitt, Max Eastman, Jane Heap, Paul Scott Mowrer, and Gertrude Stein; art critics Phyllis Ackerman, Frank Crowninshield, and Maurice Raynal; art patrons Arthur Aldis, Mildred Bliss, and Charles Worcester; friend and curator Alice Roullier; and dancer Maud Allan. A portion of the general correspondence is in French.
A small amount of correspondence with galleries, museums, and curators concerns exhibitions and sales of Storrs' artwork. Also found is correspondence concerning his participation in art organizations. Researchers should note a portion of Storrs' business correspondence, especially regarding his major sculpture commissions and his dealings with Downtown Gallery, are found in Series 3: Personal Business Records.
See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
This series contains access-restricted medical records.
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1912-1916
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30
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1918-1919
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1921-1922
1
32
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1923
1
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1923
1
34
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1924-1955
1
35
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1925
1
36
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1927
1
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1930
1
38
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1932-1955
1
39
Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs, circa 1913-1930
1
40
General Correspondence, 1900-1904
1
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General Correspondence, 1905
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1907
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General Correspondence, 1907
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General Correspondence, 1907
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General Correspondence, 1908
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General Correspondence, 1909
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General Correspondence, 1909
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General Correspondence, 1909
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General Correspondence, 1910
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General Correspondence, 1911
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General Correspondence, 1911
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General Correspondence, 1912
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General Correspondence, 1912
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General Correspondence, 1912
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General Correspondence, 1913
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General Correspondence, 1913
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General Correspondence, 1914
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General Correspondence, 1915-1916
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General Correspondence, 1916
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General Correspondence, 1917
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1919
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General Correspondence, 1920
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General Correspondence, 1920
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General Correspondence, 1921
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General Correspondence, 1921
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General Correspondence, 1922
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General Correspondence, 1922
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General Correspondence, 1923
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General Correspondence, 1923
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General Correspondence, 1924-1925
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General Correspondence, 1924
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General Correspondence, 1924
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1926
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General Correspondence, 1926
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General Correspondence, 1927
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General Correspondence, 1927
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General Correspondence, 1928
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General Correspondence, 1928
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General Correspondence, 1929
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General Correspondence, 1929
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General Correspondence, 1930
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General Correspondence, 1930
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General Correspondence, 1931
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General Correspondence, 1932
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General Correspondence, 1933
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General Correspondence, 1933
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General Correspondence, 1934
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General Correspondence, 1935
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General Correspondence, 1935
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General Correspondence, 1936
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General Correspondence, 1937
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General Correspondence, 1937
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General Correspondence, 1938
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General Correspondence, 1939
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General Correspondence, 1940
3
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General Correspondence, 1942-1943
3
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General Correspondence, 1944
3
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General Correspondence, 1945
3
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General Correspondence, 1945
3
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General Correspondence, 1945
3
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General Correspondence, 1946
3
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General Correspondence, 1946
3
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General Correspondence, 1947
3
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General Correspondence, 1948
3
28
General Correspondence, 1948
3
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General Correspondence, 1949
3
30
General Correspondence, 1950
3
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General Correspondence, 1951-1954
3
32
General Correspondence, 1955-1956
3
33
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical A, circa 1900-1956
3
34
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1900-1956
3
35
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1900-1956
3
36
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical C-D, circa 1900-1956
3
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical E-G, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical H, circa 1900-1956
3
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical J-M, circa 1900-1956
3
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical N-R, circa 1900-1956
3
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical S-Z, circa 1900-1956
3
42
Undated Correspondence with Yolande de Manziarly, circa 1923-1929
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43
Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1900-1956
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Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1900-1956
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2.2: Marguerite Storrs Correspondence, 1902-1957
Marguerite Storrs' correspondence is with friends, family, colleagues, and others; many of the letters are in French. Included are letters written to her husband John Storrs, many of them written while he was imprisoned in Compiegne, France in 1942. General Correspondence is with friends and family discussing general news, social activities and invitations, her work as a writer, and her husband's career. Many of the correspondents are the same as found in John Storrs' correspondence and include Phyllis Ackerman, George Biddle, Georges Braque, Louise Bryant, William Bullitt, Paul Phillippe Cret, Jessica Dismorr, Katherine Dreier, Madelyn Fio Rito, Marsden Hartley, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Edmondo Quattrocchi, Alice Roullier, Leopold Survage, and Edith Wharton. Many of the early letters are Daville-Chabrol family correspondence, including correspondence between Marguerite and her mother, Emma Daville-Chabrol, numerous postcards, and letters predating the life of Marguerite Storrs. Researchers should note letters addressed to both Marguerite and John Storrs are found among the John Storrs Correspondence in Series 2.1.
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Letters to John Storrs, 1913-1931
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1
Letters to John Storrs, 1941
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2
Undated Letters to John Storrs, circa 1913-1942
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General Correspondence, 1902
4
4
General Correspondence, 1902-1903
4
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General Correspondence, 1903
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General Correspondence, 1904
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General Correspondence, 1904
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General Correspondence, 1905
4
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General Correspondence, 1906-1907
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General Correspondence, 1908
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General Correspondence, 1909-1913
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General Correspondence, 1914-1915
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General Correspondence, 1916
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General Correspondence, 1916
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General Correspondence, 1917
4
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General Correspondence, 1917
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1918
4
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General Correspondence, 1918
4
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General Correspondence, 1919-1920
4
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General Correspondence, 1921
4
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General Correspondence, 1922
4
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General Correspondence, 1923
4
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General Correspondence, 1923
4
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General Correspondence, 1924
4
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General Correspondence, 1925
4
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General Correspondence, 1925
4
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General Correspondence, 1926
4
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General Correspondence, 1926
4
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General Correspondence, 1927
4
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General Correspondence, 1927
4
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General Correspondence, 1928
4
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General Correspondence, 1929
4
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General Correspondence, 1929
4
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General Correspondence, 1930
4
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General Correspondence, 1931
4
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General Correspondence, 1932
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General Correspondence, 1933
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General Correspondence, 1934-1935
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General Correspondence, 1936-1937
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General Correspondence, 1938-1939
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General Correspondence, 1940-1955
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General Correspondence, 1956
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General Correspondence, 1956
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General Correspondence, 1956
5
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General Correspondence, 1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical A, circa 1902-1957
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7
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1902-1957
5
8
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical C-E, circa 1902-1957
5
9
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical F-H, circa 1902-1957
5
10
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical J-R, circa 1902-1957
5
11
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical S-Z, circa 1902-1957
5
12
Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1902-1957
5
13
Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs from Her Mother, circa 1914-1943
5
14
Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs from Her Mother, circa 1914-1943
5
15
Daville-Chabrol Family Letters, 1862-1878
5
16
Undated Deville-Chabrol Family Postcards, circa 1902-1913
5
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Undated Deville-Chabrol Family Postcards, circa 1902-1913
5
18
Letters to Donald Booz, circa 1951
25
3
2.3: Storrs Family Correspondence, 1857-2007
Found here is correspondence between members of the Storrs family as well as certain family members' correspondence with others. Included is John and Marguerite Storrs extensive correspondence with their daughter Monique (also known as "Monica" and after her marriage, Monique Storrs Booz). Also found is correspondence between John Storrs, his father David William Storrs, mother Hannah, and his sister Mary (also known as "Mae"). The bulk of these letters are from the period between 1900 and 1913 when John and Mary were often living in Europe. These letters range from postcards from their travels to letters with very detailed accounts of their activities.
Additionally, this subseries contains Monique and Michelle Storrs Booz's correspondence with others, including family and friends, and galleries, museums, and curators concerning exhibitions and sales of John Storrs' artwork. Also found is David and Hannah Storrs' correspondence with others, much of which is with their extended family during the late 1800s.
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1923-1930
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19
Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1942
5
20
Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1944
5
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1944
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1945
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1945
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1946
5
25
Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1947
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1947
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1948
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1949
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1950
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1951-1952
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31
Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1953
5
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1954
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1955-1956
5
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1957-1959
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, undated
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, undated
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1921, 1929-1944
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1945-1950
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1953-1965
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1966-1972
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1974-1980
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1970-1983
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Bernard and Paule de Masclary, 1961-1968
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Monique Storrs and Michelle Booz Correspondence with Noel Frackman, 1976-1984
25
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Monique Storrs and Michelle Booz Correspondence with Noel Frackman, 1985-2007
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Michelle Booz Correspondence, 1987-1993
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1900-1905
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1907
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1908-1913
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1914-1918
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1921-1928
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1928-1930
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1896, 1900-1905
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1906
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1907-1909
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1910
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1910
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1911
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1911
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1912
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1912-1918
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1918
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1903-1904
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1905-1907
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1908-1913
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1913
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1913
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1889-1899
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1900
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1900
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1903-1904
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1905
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1907
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1907
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1907
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1908
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1909
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1910-1911
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1912
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1912
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1913
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1914
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1915-1916
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1917
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1918
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, undated
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1874-1886
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1900-1904
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1907
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1913
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1913
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1857-1861
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1863
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1864
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1865-
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1866-1869
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1871
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1872
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1873-1894
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1900-1914
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1900-1914
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Correspondence between Various Family Members (Excluding John Storrs), 1847, 1865-1922
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8

Series 3: Personal Business Records , 1790, 1855-1987
2.9 Linear feet
Boxes 7-9, 25, OV 24, 28

John Storrs' personal business records consist of address books, records regarding his artwork and commissions, contracts, appraisals, financial records, and other documents regarding professional activities. Artwork Records include scattered exhibition loan forms, records of loans and sales of his work, and various lists of artwork. Also included here are correspondence and loan forms for his retrospective exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery and Whitney Museum, documentation from art shipping company Lefebvre-Foinet, and extensive documentation of Downtown Gallery's representation of Storrs' work during the 1960s, including correspondence between Edith Halpert and Monique Storrs Booz.
Commission Files document many of the major public sculptures done by Storrs. Files may include correspondence, news clippings and press material, sketches, photographs, and legal contracts.
Financial Records consist of correspondence and agreements with financial institutions; bills and receipts; tax, stock, and insurance records; and ledgers recording John Storrs' monthly transactions.
Also filed here are city adoption documents regarding Storrs' attempts to find American sister-cities for French cities devastated by World War II. Various other documents include records of the Ecole de la Loire artists group (all in French), various contracts and agreements, and estate records for family members of Marguerite Storrs. Additionally there are records relating to Chateau de Chantecaille, an estate purchased by Storrs in the early 1920s as his primary residence and studio, including and appraisals and inventories for furniture, maintenance records, correspondence, drawings and plans for the property, and a guest book signed by visitors to the estate containing notable autographs by Marsden Hartley, George Biddle, and others.
Items are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Automobile records, Deville-Chabrol family estate records, select financial records have not been scanned. Auction posters have not been scanned due to size.
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1900s-1950s
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Address Books, 1953-1958
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Artwork Records
Corcoran Gallery, John Storrs Retrospective Exhibition, 1969-1970
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Corcoran Gallery, John Storrs Retrospective Exhibition, 1969
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9
Downtown Gallery, 1931-1936
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18
Downtown Gallery, 1963-1964
7
19
Downtown Gallery, 1965
7
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Downtown Gallery, 1966
7
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Downtown Gallery, 1967-1969
7
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Downtown Gallery, 1970-1972
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23
Downtown Gallery, 1966-1967
25
10
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1976-1977
25
11
Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1984-1986
25
12
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1962-1978
25
13
Whitney Museum of American Art, John Storrs Retrospective Exhibition, 1983-1987
25
14
Exhibition Labels, 1935
25
15
Exhibition Loan Forms, 1917-1938, 1972
7
24
Index File for Artwork Loans and Sales, circa 1930s
7
25
Lefebvre-Foinet, 1946-1964
7
26
Lefebvre-Foinet, 1965
7
27
Lefebvre-Foinet, 1966
7
28
Lefebvre-Foinet, 1967-1969
7
29
Lefebvre-Foinet, 1970-1980
7
30
Lefebvre-Foinet, circa 1946-circa 1980
7
31
Lists of Artworks, 1923-1980
7
32
Lists of Artworks, 1923-1980
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Lists of Artworks, 1923-1980
7
34
Notebook, "Etchings and Poems Sent Out", 1916-1923
7
35
Notebook, Record of Sales, 1907-1913
7
36
Notebook, Record of Sales, 1950-1955
7
37
Receipts for Artwork Sold, 1914-1938, 1955
7
38
Automobile Records, 1927-1939, 1944
7
39
Business Cards, Calling Cards, Loose Addresses, circa 1900-1940s
8
1
Business Cards, Calling Cards, Loose Addresses, circa 1900-1940s
8
2
Business Cards, Calling Cards, Loose Addresses, circa 1900-1968
25
16
City Adoption Documents, Post-War France, 1944-1945
8
3
City Adoption Documents, Post-War France, 1945-1946
8
4
City Adoption Documents, Post-War France, 1947-1949
8
5
Commission Files
Alfred Hammill, 1929
8
6
Brest Memorial, 1928-1937
8
7
Brest Memorial, 1941-1960
8
8
Brest Memorial, Sketches, circa 1955
8
9
Brest Memorial, Photographs, 1928-1960
8
10
Brest Memorial, Photographs, 1928-1960
8
11
Brest Memorial, Photographs, 1928-1960
8
12
A Century of Progress Exposition, 1930-1933
8
13
A Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-1935
8
14
A Century of Progress Exposition, Photographs, 1933
(Oversized items housed in OV 24)
8
15
Chicago Board of Trade, 1928-1930
8
16
Church of Christ the King, Cork, 1929-1932
8
17
Church of Christ the King, Cork, Photographs, circa 1932
8
18
Court House Elevator Doors, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1930-1932
25
17
Public Works of Art Project, 1931-1938
8
19
Statue of Jeanne d'Arc, Orleans, France, 1953
8
20
Worcester War Memorial, 1929-1930
8
21
Miscellaneous Commissions and Project Documents, 1921-circa 1930s
8
22
Contracts and Agreements, 1912-1970
8
23
Ecole de la Loire Documents, 1953-1955
8
24
Estate Records, Deville-Chabrol Family, 1861, 1894, 1895
8
25-26
Financial Records
Bankers Trust Company Records, 1928-1931
8
27
Bills and Receipts, 1855-1861
8
28
Bills and Receipts, 1862-1864
8
29
Bills and Receipts, 1865-1868
8
30
Bills and Receipts, 1905-1914
8
31
Bills and Receipts, 1916-1928
8
32
Bills and Receipts, 1928-1956, 1970-1975
8
33
Undated Bills and Receipts, circa 1855-1975
8
34
Check Stubs, circa 1920-1938, 1955
8
35-36
Insurance Records, circa 1932-1933
8
37
Ledgers, circa 1903-1904
8
38
Ledgers, circa 1913-1915
8
39
Ledgers, circa 1915
8
40
Ledgers, circa 1915-1927
8
41
Ledgers, circa 1915-1927
8
42
Ledger, 1922-1953
9
1
Ledger, 1922-1953
9
2
Loose Pages from Ledger, 1929-1930
9
3
Northern Trust Company Records, 1923-1956
9
4-6
Stock Market Records, 1929-1932
9
7
Tax Records, 1930-1956
9
8
Miscellaneous Financial Documents, 1911-1957
9
9
Chateau de Chantecaille
Auction Posters, 1921
Oversized materials housed in OV 28.
25
18
Drawings and Plans, circa 1920s-1950s
Oversized material housed in OV 28.
25
19
Guest Book, 1925-1985
25
20
House Records, 1790
25
21
House Records, 1921-1927
25
22
House Records, 1926
25
23
House Records, 1927-1928
25
24
House Records, 1929-1934
25
25
House Records, circa 1934-circa 1942
25
26
House Records, 1942-1965
25
27
"Plan de la Terre de Chantecaille", undated
25
28
Furniture Appraisal , 1964
9
10
Furniture Inventory , 1950
9
11
Furniture Inventory, 1950
9
12
Leases, 1921-1932
9
13
Notes for an Inventory, circa 1921
9
14
Patent Documents, 1864-1865
9
15
"Plan and Plant Installation" Diagram, circa mid-1900s
9
16
Travel Forms and Passes, 1906-1918, 1926
9
17
Oversize A Century of Progress Exposition, Photographs, 1933
(Scanned with Box 8, F15)
OV 24
Oversize Chantecaille Auction Posters, 1921
Oversized material from Box 25, Folder 18.
OV 28
Oversize Chantecaille Drawings and Plans, circa 1920s-1950s
Oversized material from Box 25, Folder 19.
OV 28

Series 4: Diaries , 1874-1955
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 9-10

This series contains 48 diaries belonging to John Storrs and a few diaries belonging to others. Most of Storrs' diaries are small pocket "engagement diaries," with records of events written under each date. Some diaries only include scattered entries and are not complete. Some also contain scattered notes and addresses. The most detailed diaries date from 1944 to 1955. Of interest are entries from his early diaries while Storrs was still a student in Chicago, his diaries from 1906-1907 while studying in Hamburg with Arthur Bock, and illustrated diary entries from 1919. Other diaries found here include one diary detailing David William Storrs' trip to Rome in 1874, one small pocket diary belonging to Marguerite Storrs, and two diaries belonging to Monique Storrs containing a few written entries.
Diaries are arranged in chronological order.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
John Storrs Diaries, 1898-1901
9
18
John Storrs Diaries, 1904-1906
9
19
John Storrs Diaries, 1909-1919
9
20
John Storrs Diaries, 1914-1918
9
21
John Storrs Diaries, 1918-1922
9
22
John Storrs Diaries, 1923-1925
9
23
John Storrs Diaries, 1926-1927
9
24
John Storrs Diaries, 1928-1929
9
25
John Storrs Diaries, 1930-1931
9
26
John Storrs Diaries, 1932-1934
9
27
John Storrs Diaries, 1936-1937
9
28
John Storrs Diaries, 1941-1942
9
29
John Storrs Diaries, 1944
9
30
John Storrs Diaries, 1945
9
31
John Storrs Diaries, 1946
9
32
John Storrs Diaries, 1947
9
33
John Storrs Diaries, 1948-1949
9
34
John Storrs Diaries, 1950-1951
10
1
John Storrs Diaries, 1952-1953
10
2
John Storrs Diaries, 1954-1955
10
3
David William Storrs Diary, 1874
10
4
Marguerite Storrs Diary, 1921
10
5
Monique Storrs Diaries, 1939, 1944
10
6

Series 5: Writings , 1888-1989
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 10-11, 25

This series contains writings by John Storrs and others. Writings by Storrs include his memoirs, notebooks, poetry, and writings on various subjects. Other writings are by Jessie Dismorr, Zoltan Hecht, Maurice Raynal, David William Storrs and others, and include poetry, writings about Storrs, notebooks, and miscellaneous writings.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 5.1: Writings by John Storrs, 1897-1955
  • 5.2: Writings by Others, 1888-1970s
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
5.1: Writings by John Storrs, 1897-1955
Found here are four volumes of John Storrs' memoirs as well as a typed annotated transcript of the memoirs. The first volume was written during his World War II imprisonment from 1941 to 1942, and the second after after returning home in 1942, and the third and fourth from 1946 to 1947. The memoirs briefly mention his imprisonment, but primarily detail his family history and his life from birth to 1906 when he completed his studies with Arthur Bock in Hamburg, Germany.
Other writings include a notebook containing descriptions of his dreams, a notebook of religious poetry, thoughts, and sketches, and an additional 15 notebooks which contain notes about his artwork and art in general, lists, addresses, sketches, quotes, and poetry. Some notebooks only contain a few pages of writing. Also found is a large amount of poetry, in various draft forms, written by Storrs over a 45 year period. Other items of note are written personal accounts of his mother's death, an art class in Paris, World War II, and the death of Auguste Rodin.
Description Container
Memoirs, vol. I, 1942
10
7
Memoirs, vol. II, 1942-1943
10
8
Memoirs, vol. III, 1946-1947
10
9
Memoirs, vol. IV, 1947
10
10
Transcripts of Memoirs, 1942-1947
10
11
Notebook on Dreams, 1936-1937
10
12
Notebook, "To you my Lord, this book of prayers in words", 1935-1940
10
13
Notebooks, circa 1904-1920s
10
14
Notebooks, circa 1904-1920s
10
15
Notebooks, circa 1904-1920s
10
16
Notebooks, circa 1904-1920s
10
17
Notebooks, circa 1904-1920s
10
18
Notebooks, 1930-1946
10
19
Notebooks, 1930-1946
10
20
Notebooks, 1930-1946
10
21
Notebooks, 1930-1946
10
22
Notebooks, 1930-1946
10
23
Notes, circa 1905-1955
10
24
Notes, circa 1905-1955
10
25
Poetry, 1910-1918
11
1
Poetry, 1910-1918
11
2
Poetry, 1910-1918
11
3
Poetry, 1910-1918
11
4
Poetry, 1933-1935
11
5
Poetry, 1938-1939
11
6
Poetry, 1944-1955
11
7
Poetry, Undated Draft Versions, circa 1910-1955
11
8
Record of Letters Sent and Received, 1905-1912
11
9
School Assignments, 1897-1902
11
10
["Night Class at an Art School?"], circa 1912
11
11
"Death of Hannah, July 24, 1913", 1913
11
12
Writings about Auguste Rodin, circa 1940s
11
13
Writings about Dreams, 1930-1947
11
14
Writings about World War II, 1940-1946
11
15
Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1905-1955
11
16
5.2: Writings by Others, 1888-1989
Scattered writings by others include a booklet of poetry written by Storrs' friend and fellow artist Jessie Dismorr, an open letter concerning the New-Age group by artist Zoltan Hecht, and an essay (in French) by art critic Maurice Raynal about the work of John Storrs. Also found are notebooks belonging to Storrs family members, and a handmade notebook which includes poetry written by musician Arthur Olaf Andersen, artist Richard H. Recchia, writer Paul Scott Mowrer, and others. Also contained here are various writings and notes by unidentified authors.
Description Container
Jessie S. Dismorr, "Poems", 1918
11
17
William Joy, "Forward to an Address on American Art Given Before the Fortnightly Club of Chicago", 1911
11
18
Zoltan Hecht, "An Open Letter Whom It May Concern" (Regarding the New-Age group), circa 1928
11
19
Maurice Raynal, "Sur L'Oeuvre de John Storrs", circa 1929
11
20
David William Storrs, Notebook, 1915-1918
11
21
Marguerite Storrs, "Courier" Notebook (Letters Posted), 1956-1958
11
22
Mary Storrs, School Notebook, 1888-1890
11
23
Various Authors, Notebook of Poetry, 1907-1912
11
24
Various Authors, Miscellaneous Writings, circa early-1900s-1970s
11
25
Unidentified Author, "Dr. Zay", circa early-1900s
11
26
Unidentified Author, Notebooks, circa late-1800s
11
27
Unidentified Author, "A Livre le Premier", circa late-1800s
11
28
Unidentified Author, Speech for "Inauguration de L'Exposition John Storrs, La Bibliotheque Municipale D'Orleans", circa 1949
11
29
Notes Written by Others, circa 1950s-1989
25
29

Series 6: Printed Material , 2005, 1867-1987
3.6 Linear feet
Boxes 11-14, 25, OV 24

There is a large amount of printed material documenting Storrs professional and social activities, including books; art bulletins; brochures, including a brochure for a painting class taught by Storrs; invitations, announcements, and programs for art and social events; blank postcards; and published reproductions of his artwork. Also found are exhibition catalogs for individual and group exhibitions of Storrs' artwork, including a few catalogs published by the Société Anonyme, as well as catalogs for exhibitions of works by other artists. This series also includes rare magazines such as a bound volume of the first ten issues of The Liberator, a radical political magazine and successor to The Masses. Many of the magazines and books in this series are in French. News clippings include biographies and obituaries, reviews of exhibitions and commissions for public sculptures, and other news related to Storrs, his daughter Monique, and his friends. Additional clippings are found within the Scrapbooks in Series 9.
This series is arranged by type of material and chronologically within each folder.
This series has been partially scanned. Items not scanned include books, blank postcards, and other published material not directly concerning John Storrs or his career as an artist.
Description Container Select
Advertisements of Female Hairstyles, circa 1920s
11
30
"Artists' Directory" (Chicago, Illinois), early 1900s
11
31
Auction Catalog, "20th Century American Paintings and Sculpture", 1973
11
32
Book Catalogs and Order Forms, 1927-1936
11
33
Books
Les Albums D'Art Druet: Maillol, 1927
11
34
Anthologie De La Peinture En France De 1906 A Nos Jours by Maurice Raynal, 1927
11
35
L'Art by Auguste Rodin, 1911
11
36
L'Art Decoratif, Le Mobilier Moderne, 1943
11
37
The Art of Fresco Painting by R. La Montagne St. Hubert, 1924
11
38
Chien-Mi-Lo by Oskar J. W. Hansen, 1927
11
39
Famous Comic Recitations, 1893
11
40
Peintres d'au jourd'hui by Gaston Diehl, 1943
11
41
La Peinture et La Litterature Libres (Vrille) by Evrard De Rouvre, 1945
11
42
The Way Beyond 'Art' by Alexander Dorner, 1947
11
43
Brochures and Flyers, 1874, 1904-circa 1940s
11
44
Brochure for John Storrs Painting Class, circa 1930
11
45
Bulletins
"Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago", 1929-1935
12
1
"Bulletin of the Section of Painting and Sculpture" (Treasury Department), 1935, 1937
12
2
"The Fortnightly of Englewood", 1900-1913
12
3
"The Print Collector's Bulletin", circa 1920s
12
4
Miscellaneous Bulletins, 1912-1966
12
5
Miscellaneous Bulletins, 1912-1966
12
6
Event Invitations and Announcements, circa 1904-1935, 1974
12
7
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1913-1914
12
8
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1917-1919
12
9
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1920-1923
12
10
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1924
12
11
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1926
12
12
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1927-1928
12
13
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1929
12
14
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1930
12
15
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1931
12
16
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1933
12
17
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1934
12
18
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1935
12
19
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1936-1937
12
20
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1939-1940
12
21
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1948-1950
12
22
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1951-1955
12
23
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1963-1965
12
24
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1967-1968
12
25
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, 1970-1980
12
26
Exhibition Catalogs, John Storrs Exhibitions, undated
12
27
Exhibition Catalogs, Other Artists, 1908-1975
13
1-17
Magazines
Action, 1920-1922
13
18-20
Architecture and Design, 1937
13
21
Brush and Pencil, 1903
13
22
Carnet, 1931
13
23
Les Feuillets D'Art, 1919
13
24-25
Les Feuillets D'Art, 1919-1920
14
1-2
The Liberator, vol. 1, 1918
14
3
The Little Review, 1922
14
4
Playboy, 1919
14
5
La Renaissance d'Orleans, 1945
14
6
Shelter, 1932
14
7
Truth, 1898
14
8
The University High School Weekly, 1904-1905
14
9-10
Miscellaneous, 1919, 1927, 1929, 1949
14
11
Map of New Orleans, 1867
14
12
News Clippings, 1907-1919
14
13
News Clippings, 1920-1929
14
14
News Clippings, 1930-1938
14
15
News Clippings, 1940-1949
14
16
News Clippings, 1950-1958
14
17
News Clippings, 1965-1969
14
18
News Clippings, 1970-1979
14
19
News Clippings, 1980-1989
14
20
News Clippings, circa 1910-circa 1989
14
21
News Clippings regarding Monica Storrs, 1945-1946
25
30
News Clippings, Source Images, circa 1920s-1930s
14
22
Postcards of Europe & U. S., early 1900s
14
23
Postcards of France & Monaco, early 1900s
14
24
Postcards of Italy, early 1900s
14
25
Postcards of Works of Art, early 1900s
14
26-28
Postcards of Miscellaneous Subjects, early 1900s
14
29
Posters, circa 1930s
(Oversized items housed in OV 24)
14
30
Press Report, Fairmount Park Art Association 3rd Sculpture International, 1949
14
31
Programs, 1904-1906
14
32
Programs, 1910-1921
14
33
Programs, 1923-1955
14
34
Programs, circa 1904-circa 1955
14
35
Publications about Persian Art, 1934
14
36
Published Speeches by Governor of Cyprus, 1927-1928
14
37
Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1920
14
38
WPA: Federal Art Project Manual, 1935
14
39
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa late 1800s-1935
14
40
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 2005, circa 1976-1988
25
31
Posters, circa 1930s
(Scanned with Box 14, F30)
OV 24

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1885-1980
3.2 Linear feet
Boxes 14-16,18, 20-22, 25, MGP 1, MGP 2, MGP 5, MGP 6

Photographs are of John Storrs, his family, friends, various places from his travels, and his artwork. Photographs of Storrs depict him as a child, in Europe from 1905 to 1907, in his studio in both Germany and Paris, creating work for the Century of Progress Exposition, and with friends and family, including wife Marguerite. Also found are two photographs of him in art classes. Additional photographs depict Marguerite, the dancer Maud Allan, Storrs' instructor Arthur Bock, and fellow artist and model Gertrude Lambert. Other photographs of friends are mostly unidentified. Also found are photographs of the interiors of his studios and various residences.
Three photograph albums document Storrs' time in Europe from 1905 to 1907 and include photographs of him, his sister Mary and other family members, friends, Arthur Bock in his studio, and various monuments and streetscapes from his travels. Additional loose photographs of travels depict the same period. One photograph album from 1904 and earlier includes family photographs, photographs of friends, and photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Also found are numerous photographs of monuments and streetscapes from towns throughout France, taken by Storrs during the 1940s and 1950s. A small number of exhibition photographs depict an exhibition at the Museum of Beaugency, the Carnegie Institute, and other unidentified galleries. Also within this series is a notebook of photo negatives and the corresponding copy prints of the negatives. Original prints of most of these negatives are found in the three photograph albums mentioned above. Prints of the glass plate negatives are also found elsewhere in this series.
Numerous photographs of artwork document Storrs' sculptural work as well as his paintings. Included are loose photographs arranged by subject as well as three albums and two portfolios of photographs of his work.
Photographs are arranged by subject matter and format. Items are arranged chronologically within each folder. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
This series has been partially scanned. Items not scanned include photographs of artwork and negatives.
Description Container Select
Photographs of John Storrs as a Child, circa 1885-1900
14
41
Photographs of John Storrs as a Child, Duplicates and Negatives, circa 1885-1900
15
1
Class Photographs, 1898-1904
15
2
Photographs of John Storrs, circa 1901-1956
Oversized items housed in Box 20.
15
3
Photographs of John Storrs, circa 1901-1956
Oversized items housed in Box 20.
15
4
Photographs of John Storrs, circa 1901-1956
Oversized items housed in Box 20.
15
5
Photographs of John Storrs, circa 1901-1956
Oversized items housed in Box 20.
15
6
Photographs of John Storrs, Duplicates and Negatives, circa 1901-1956
15
7-8
Photographs of John Storrs in Art School, circa 1912
15
9
Photographs of John Storrs with Friends and Family, 1901-1948
15
10
Photographs of John Storrs with Friends and Family, 1901-1948
15
11
Photographs of Marguerite Storrs, 1910-1955
15
12
Photographs of Storrs Family, Late 1800s-1917, 1953
15
13
Photographs of Friends of John Storrs, circa 1905-1920s
15
14
Photograph of Monique Storrs Booz with Marc Chagall and Others, 1950s
25
32
Photographs of Maud Allan, 1905-1906
15
15
Photographs of "Bernadette", circa 1910s
15
16
Photographs of Arthur Bock, circa 1906
15
17
Photographs of Gertrude Lambert, circa 1910
15
18
Photographs of Gertrude Lambert, Negatives, circa 1910
15
19
Photographs of Studio Models, circa 1920s
15
20
Photographs of John Storrs' Studio, circa 1909, 1933, 1964
15
21
Photographs of Storrs Residences, circa early-1900s
15
22
Photograph of Storrs Family Home, Chicago, circa late-1800s
15
23
Photographs of Storrs Family Tombstones, Storrs, Ct., circa 1950s
15
24
Photograph Albums
Album, circa 1904
25
33
Album, circa 1905
15
25
Album, circa 1906
15
26
Album, circa 1907
15
27
Photographs of Travels, circa 1906-1907
15
28
Photographs of Travels, circa 1906-1907
15
29
Photographs of Travels, Negatives, circa 1906-1907
15
30
Photographs of Places
Beaugency, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
31
Blois, France, 1944
15
32
Blois, France, 1953
15
33
Chambord, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
34
Chantecaille, France, 1954
15
35
Chateau de Moulin, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
36
Courbuson, France, 1953
15
37
Fougeres, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
38
Menou, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
39
Mer, France, circa 1940s-1954
15
40
Mer, France, circa 1940s-1954
15
41
Muids, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
42
Orleans, France, circa 1940
15
43
Orleans, France, 1953
15
44
Orleans, France, 1954
15
45
Orleans, France, circa 1940-1954
15
46
Romorantin, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
47
Suvres, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
48
Talcy, France, circa 1940s-1950s
15
49
Photograph of the Exterior of the Illinois State Capitol, circa late-1880s
15
50
Exhibition Photographs, Museum of Beaugency, 1980
15
51
Exhibition Photographs, Miscellaneous, 1938, circa 1973-1980
15
52
Exhibition Photographs, Miscellaneous, circa 1970s
25
34
Miscellaneous Personal Photographs, circa late-1800s-1970
15
53
Photographs of Artwork
"Rider with Bird" (Last work by Storrs), 1965
15
54
Portrait Busts, circa 1920s-1940s
15
55-57
Female Figures, circa 1930s-1960s
16
1-4
Male Figures, 1909-1970s
16
5-6
Abstract Sculptures, circa 1920s-1970s
16
7-8
Horse Head Sculptures, circa 1950s-1960s
16
9
Sculptures Photographed by Arthur Siegel, circa 1960
16
10-11
Sculptures Photographed by Arthur Siegel, circa 1960
25
35
Miscellaneous Sculptures, circa 1930s-1960s
16
12-14
Paintings, circa 1920s-1950s
16
15
Artwork by Others, circa late-1800s
16
16
Negatives, circa 1920s-1960s
16
17-20
Album, circa 1910-1914
16
21
Album, circa 1930
16
22-23
Album (Disbound), circa 1934
16
24-26
Portfolio of Photographs of Artwork, circa 1940s
(Oversized volume housed in Box 21)
16
27
Portfolio of Photographs of Artwork, circa 1940s
(Oversized volume housed in Box 22)
16
28
Negative Notebook, circa 1905
16
29
Copy Prints from Negative Notebook, circa 1905
16
30
Copy Prints from Negative Notebook, circa 1905
16
31
Copy Prints from Negative Notebook, circa 1905
18
1
Copy Prints from Negative Notebook, circa 1905
18
2
Negatives from Negative Notebook, circa 1905
18
3-5
Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1910s
2 glass negatives
Includes images of John Storrs.
MGP 1
Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1930s
11 glass negatives
Images include interior or studio and artwork.
MGP 2
Glass Plate Negatives, 1933
5 glass negatives
Includes images of Science Hall at the Century of Progress Exposition.
MGP 5
Glass Plate Negatives, circa 1930s
14 glass negatives
Includes images of artwork.
MGP 6
Oversize Photograph of John Storrs, circa 1930s
(Scanned with Box 15, F3-6)
20
Oversize Portfolio of Photographs of Artwork, circa 1940s
(See also Box 16, F27; not scanned)
21
Oversize Portfolio of Photographs of Artwork, circa 1940s
(See also Box 16, F28; not scanned)
22

Series 8: Artwork , 1895-1935
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 18, 20, OV 23

Artwork by John Storrs and others. There is a portfolio of pencil drawings and watercolors of people, animals, and plants, as well as portraits of historical figures created by Storrs as a youth. There are a few loose drawings and sketches including two self-portrait sketches. A sketchbook contains pencil drawings of people and scenes from nature. There are 31 lithographs primarily of female figures, and three drawings for proposed murals, including two designs for the Fair Store, Chicago. Artwork in this series by others includes original hand-painted illuminated manuscript pages and a small block print by an unidentified artist.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Portfolio of Early Artwork, 1895-1900
18
6
Portfolio of Early Artwork, 1895-1900
18
7
Portfolio of Early Artwork, 1895-1900
18
8
Portfolio of Early Artwork, 1895-1900
18
9
Loose Drawings and Sketches, circa early-1900s
(See also OV 23)
18
10
Sketchbook, circa early-1900s
18
11
Lithographs, 1932
(Oversized items housed in Box 20)
18
12
Drawings for Murals, circa 1935
(Oversized items housed in OV 23)
18
13
Illustrated Rhyme, circa early-1900s
18
14
Metal Spike Decorated with Two Figures, circa early-1900s
18
15
Illuminated Manuscript Pages, undated
18
16
Unidentified Block Print, circa mid-1900s
18
17
Oversize Lithographs, 1932
20
Oversize Loose Drawings and Sketches, circa early-1900s
OV 23
Oversize Drawings for Murals, circa 1935
OV 23

Series 9: Scrapbooks , 1895-1963
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 18-21, 25

This series contains scrapbooks belonging to John and Marguerite Storrs. The earliest scrapbook, from Storrs' youth, contains newspaper and magazine clippings of articles and illustrations regarding military and political history. A scrapbook from the early 1900s also contains illustrations and advertisements from newspapers and magazines. A disbound scrapbook contains clippings about the dancer Maud Allan and other friends of Storrs as well as printed material from social events. Two additional scrapbooks contain news clippings and event announcements for the professional activities of both John and Marguerite Storrs. Also found in this series is a portfolio containing scattered items regarding the publication of Song of Myself with original wood engravings by John Storrs.
One additional scrapbook was created by John Storrs around 1945 for his daughter, Monique Storrs, to document her service as a nurse in World War II. The scrapbook includes many photographs, military documents, correspondence, and other records. The back of the scrapbook contained many loose documents concerning the same subject.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1895-1898
(Oversized items housed in Box 20)
18
18
Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1885-1898
(Oversized items housed in Box 20)
18
19
Scrapbook (Disbound), circa 1901-1925
(Includes a photograph of John and Marguerite Storrs)
18
20
Scrapbook, circa early 1900s
19
1
Portfolio for Song of Myself by Walt Whitman, 1921
(Oversized items housed in Box 20)
19
2
Scrapbook, 1933-1939
(Includes a photograph of John and Maguerite Storrs)
19
3
Scrapbook, 1938-1952
(Oversized item housed in Box 21)
19
4
Scrapbook, 1940-1945
25
36
Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1940-1945, 1957-1963
25
37
Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1940-1945, 1957-1963
25
38
Oversize Scrapbook, 1895-1898
20
Oversize Loose Items from Scrapbook, 1895-1898
20
Oversize Portfolio for Song of Myself by Walt Whitman, 1921
20
Oversize Scrapbook, 1938-1952
21

Series 10: Estate Records , 1956-2002
0.4 Linear feet
Box 26

This series contains records of John Storrs' estate immediately following his death in 1956, as well as records of several galleries that represented the estate in managing Storrs' artwork from the 1970s to 2002. Included are correspondence, contracts, legal records, financial records, price lists, sales records and other planning documents. Also found are a few records regarding the estate of Monique Storrs Booz.
This series has not been digitized.
Description Container Select
General Estate Records, 2001, 1956-1991
26
1-3
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery Ltd., 1969-1991
26
4-5
Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Inc., 1991-1997
26
6-9
Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, 1996-2002, 1992
26
10
Estate of Monique Storrs Booz, 1986-1990
26
11
Artwork Storage, 1991-1992
26
12

Series 11: Video Recordings , circa 1980s
0.2 Linear feet
Box 26-27

This series contains three VHS videocassettes transferred from an unknown reel format containing footage, mostly personal in nature, that documents Storrs family life at Chantecaille and in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1930s. Of note is a recording of the Centry of Progress International Exposition.
This series has not been digitized.
Description Container Select
"Chantecaille, Summer 1936", circa 1980s
1 videocassettes (vhs)
26
13
"Chantecaille 1935", "Century of Progress 1933", and "Chicago 1931", circa 1980s
1 videocassettes (vhs)
27
1
"Chantecaille/Family", circa 1980s
1 videocassettes (vhs)
27
2

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