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Millard Meiss papers, circa 1918-circa 1977, bulk 1950-1975

Meiss, Millard, 1904-1975

Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 11.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian, writer, and educator Millard Meiss measure 11.4 linear feet and date from circa 1918 to circa 1977, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 1975. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writing projects and lectures, and professional files that document his post-World War II work as chairman of the American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, among other work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Millard Meiss (1904-1975) was an art historian and educator whose expertise was medieval and Renaissance art and lived in Princeton, New Jersey.


The Millard Meiss papers were donated to the archives in 1976 and 1986 by Meiss's widow, Margaret L. Meiss.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.