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

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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.
Description Container Select
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
9
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
10
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
11
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
12
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
13
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
14
Address Books, 1900s-1950s
7
15
Address Books, 1953-1958
7
16
Artwork Records
Corcoran Gallery, John Storrs Retrospective Exhibition, 1969-1970
7
17
Corcoran Gallery, John Storrs Retrospective Exhibition, 1969
25
9
Downtown Gallery, 1931-1936
7
18
Downtown Gallery, 1963-1964
7
19
Downtown Gallery, 1965
7
20
Downtown Gallery, 1966
7
21
Downtown Gallery, 1967-1969
7
22
Downtown Gallery, 1970-1972
7
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
7
33
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

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  • 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.
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