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

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 4 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1918-circa 1977
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Found here are various awards and honorary degrees; a bibliography of published and unpublished works by Millard Meiss; memorial materials and obituaries; memorial materials on Dora and Erwin Panofsky's death; resumes and school materials; press clippings; and studies in honor of Millard Meiss.
Description Container Select
Awards and Honors, circa 1929-circa 1975
1
1-7
Bibliography, circa 1977
1
8
Birthday Celebration, circa 1974
1
9
Memorial Materials, Millard Meiss, circa 1975-circa 1976
1
10-11
Memorial Materials, Dora and Erwin Panofsky, circa 1965-circa 1968
1
12
Obituaries, Millard Meiss, circa 1926-circa 1976
1
13-14
Press Clippings, circa 1950-circa 1976
1
15
Resumes, circa 1945-circa 1976
1
16
School Materials, circa 1918-circa 1925
1
17

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1936-circa 1977
4.3 Linear feet
Boxes 1-5

Correspondence is with colleagues, museums, researchers, students, universities, and other professional contacts. Correspondents include Columbia University, Ernst Gombrich, Harvard University, Irving Lavin, Carl Nordenfalk, Erwin Panofsky, and Princeton University, among others. Also found are several files of recommendation letters written by Meiss.
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Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, circa 1974
1
18
Academia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere, circa 1972-circa 1973
1
19
Avril, Francois, circa 1968-circa 1975
1
20
Berenson, Barnard, 1949-circa 1977
1
21-22
Bertolini Campetti, Dottoressa Licia, circa 1973
1
23
Biebel, Franklin, circa 1959-circa 1962
1
24
Blunt, Sir Anthony, circa 1960-circa 1961
1
25
Bony, Jean, circa 1960-circa 1961
1
26
Borsook, Dr. Eve, circa 1960-circa 1966
1
27
Brieger, Peter, circa 1960-circa 1968
1
28
British Academy, 1973
1
29
Chastel, André, 1957-1961
1
30
Chastel, André, 1965-1972
1
31
Clark, Sir Kenneth, 1960
1
32
Columbia University, circa 1952-circa 1966
1
33-34
Coolidge, John, circa 1959-circa 1974
1
35
Cott, Perry B., circa 1959-circa 1962
1
36
Council of Encyclopaedia of Art, circa 1956-circa 1957
1
37
Ford Foundation, circa 1958-circa 1959
1
38
Frick Library, circa 1953-circa 1973
1
39-41
Gilmore, Myron, circa 1967-circa 1974
1
42
Gnudi, Cesare, circa 1961-circa 1968
1
43-44
Gombrich, Ernst, circa 1960-circa 1961
1
45
Gomez-Moreno, Carmen, circa 1965-circa 1968
1
46
Hahnloser, Hans R., circa 1958-circa 1961
1
47
Harvard University, I Tatti, circa 1963-circa 1975
1
48-51
Hibbard, Howard, circa 1961-circa 1965
1
52
Hitchcock, Henry Russell, circa 1960-circa 1961
1
53
Kauffmann, Hans, circa 1960-circa 1961
1
54
Kirsch, Edith, circa 1964-circa 1965
1
55
Kubler, George, circa 1960-circa 1961
1
56
Lavin, Irving and Marilyn, circa 1964-circa 1973
1
57-58
Lehoux, Francoise, circa 1964-circa 1967
1
59
Longhi, Roberto, 1952-1959
1
60
Mallory, Michael, circa 1964-circa 1968
1
61
Marchini, circa 1969-circa 1973
1
62
Mediaeval Academy of America, circa 1969-circa 1975
1
63
Melnikas, Anthony, circa 1963-circa 1966
1
64
Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1969-circa 1974
1
65
Miner, Dorothy, circa 1956-circa 1968
1
66
Morand, Kathleen, circa 1961-circa 1971
1
67
Nordenfalk, Carl, circa 1960-circa 1975
1
68-69
Norton Simon Foundation, circa 1972-circa 1975
1
70
Office of Price Administration, circa 1943
1
71
Panofsky, Erwin, circa 1936-circa 1967
2
1-4
Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1967
2
5
Philadelphia Museum of Art, circa 1960-circa 1961
2
6
Princeton University Press, circa 1959-circa 1963
2
7-11
Procacci, Dr. Ugo, circa 1962-circa 1975
2
12
Professional Appointments, circa 1931-circa 1974
2
13
Recommendation Letters, circa 1955-circa 1973
2
14-16
Richardson, Edgar P., circa 1959-circa 1967
2
17
Routhier, Georges, circa 1967-circa 1973
2
18
Salmi, Mario, circa 1959-circa 1961
2
19
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, circa 1969-circa 1975
2
20
Schapiro, Meyer, 1960-1961
2
21
Scher, Stephen K., circa 1961-1968
2
22
Sloane, Joseph, circa 1959-circa 1962
2
23
Smith, Craig, circa 1960-circa 1961
2
24
Smith, Sharon Dunlap, circa 1966-circa 1975
2
25
Steinweg, Dr. Klara, circa 1955-circa 1967
2
26
Tintori, Leonetto, circa 1959-circa 1975
2
27
Urbani, Giovanni, 1969
2
28
Van Gelder, J. G., circa 1959-circa 1974
2
29
Van Regteren Altena, J. Q., circa 1960-circa 1961
2
30
Washington Center, 1967
2
31
Wittkower, Rudolph, circa 1961
2
32
Wixon. William D., circa 1964-circa 1968
2
33
Wrightsman Lectures, circa 1969-circa 1975
2
34
General Correspondence
A, circa 1951-circa 1975
2
35-38
B, circa 1956-circa 1975
2
39-45
General Correspondence
B, circa 1969-circa 1975
3
1-2
C, circa 1949-circa 1975
3
3-9
D, circa 1956-circa 1975
3
10-13
E, circa 1956-circa 1975
3
14-16
F, circa 1955-circa 1975
3
17-21
G, circa 1937-circa 1975
3
22-26
H, circa 1955-circa 1975
3
27-32
I, 1958-circa 1975
3
33-34
J, 1952-circa 1975
3
35-37
K, 1955-circa 1958
3
38
General Correspondence
K, circa 1963-circa 1975
4
1-6
L, circa 1955-circa 1975
4
7-11
M, 1944-circa 1975
4
12-21
N, circa 1952-circa 1973
4
22-24
O, circa 1954-circa 1975
4
25-27
P, circa 1948-circa 1974
4
28-32
R, circa 1949-circa 1975
4
33-36
General Correspondence
S, circa 1951-circa 1975
5
1-12
T, circa 1956-circa 1975
5
13-16
U, 1957-circa 1968
5
17-18
V, circa 1955-circa 1975
5
19-22
W, circa 1954-circa 1975
5
23-27
Y-Z, 1955-circa 1974
5
28-30

Series 3: Writing Projects and Lectures , circa 1934-circa 1975
2.4 Linear feet
Boxes 5-8

Writing projects and lectures include articles and lectures written by Millard Meiss, as well as projects developing published and unpublished books. Materials may include clippings, correspondence, and manuscript drafts, among other items. Books include The Boucicaut Hours, De Artibud Opscula XL: Essays on Erwin Panofsky, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry, and Painting in Florence and Siena, among many other works. Also included are files of reviews and feedback on Meiss' articles, books, lectures, and research, and may contain annotations, clippings, correspondence, and drafts.
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Articles, circa 1934-circa 1970
5
31-37
Book Projects
Acts of the XXI International Congress of the History of Art, 1961, circa 1960-circa 1967
5
38-40
Andrea Mantegna as Illuminator, 1957
5
41
Belles Heures, 1974-1975
5
42
The Boucicaut Hours, circa 1971-circa 1975
5
43-44
Book Projects
The Boucicaut Hours, circa 1970-circa 1975
6
1-8
Corpus of Flemish Primitive Paintings, circa 1940-circa 1961
6
9-10
De Artibud Opscula XL: Essays on Erwin Panofsky, 1947-circa 1963
6
11-56
French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry, circa 1972-circa 1974
6
57
Friedlander: Two Essays on Italian Art of the XVI, circa 1953-circa 1954
6
58
Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Frisk Collection, circa 1962-circa 1964
6
59
The Great Age of Fresco, circa 1969
6
60
Painting in Florence and Siena, circa 1950-circa 1975
6
61-67
Painting of the Life of St. Francis in Assisi, circa 1961-circa 1962
6
68
Phaidon Press, circa 1964-circa 1974
6
69-73
Book Projects
Phaidon Press, circa 1967-circa 1975
7
1-3
The Rohan Master, circa 1972-circa 1973
7
4
The "Très Riches Heures" of Jean, Duke of Berry, circa 1968-circa 1974
7
5
Unknown Book Project, circa 1965-circa 1975
7
6-14
Lectures, circa 1948-circa 1974
7
15-35
Notes and Annotations, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
7
36
Reviews and Feedback, circa 1958-circa 1975
7
37-48
Reviews and Feedback, circa 1964-circa 1974
8
1-4

Series 4: Professional Files , circa 1933-circa 1975

Found here are files documenting Meiss' work with the American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Art, the Committee to Rescue Italian Art, and the International Committee for the History of Art. Also found are general professional files, including The Art Bulletin, College Art Association, Harvard University Fogg Museum, Institute for Advanced Study, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Princeton University, among others. Materials may include clippings and printed materials, correspondence, lists and notes by Meiss and others, and photographs and slides. Researchers may be interested to note that the CRIA Daily Diary includes itinerary and appointment details for February through March, 1967, and may include some discussion of meeting topics.
This series is arranged as 4 subseries.
  • 4.1: American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, circa 1940s-circa 1958
  • 4.2: Committee to Rescue Italian Art, circa 1959-circa 1973
  • 4.3: International Committee of the History of Art, circa 1933-circa 1975
  • 4.4: General Professional Files, circa 1940-circa 1975
4.1: American Committee for the Restoration of Italian Art (ACRIA), circa 1940s-circa 1958
Description Container
Clippings, circa 1946-circa 1948
8
5
General, circa 1946-circa 1958
8
6-9
Photographs, circa 1940s
8
10-11
4.2: Committee to Rescue Italian Art (CRIA), circa 1959-circa 1973
Description Container
Advisory Council, circa 1966
8
12
Allocations, circa 1967-circa 1971
8
13-17
Correspondence, circa 1966-circa 1973
8
18-36
Daily Diary, 1967
Daily itinerary for February through May, 1967. Includes appointments and general movements, as well as some debriefing of meeting discussions.
8
37
Damaged Panels and Canvases, Lists, circa 1971
8
38-39
Fellowship Applications, circa 1971-circa 1972
8
40
Financial Material, circa 1969-circa 1975
8
41-43
Florence Restoration, circa 1966-circa 1969
8
44-46
Florence Restoration, circa 1970-circa 1973
9
1-2
Ford Foundation, circa 1968-circa 1972
9
3-4
Frescoes and Panels, circa 1966-circa 1972
9
5
Italian Art and Archives Fund, circa 1967
9
6
Libraries and Archives, circa 1966-circa 1969
9
7
National Committee, circa 1966-circa 1967
9
8
Photographs, circa 1964-circa 1971
9
9-28
Positions, 1969
9
29
Progress Reports, circa 1966-circa 1969
9
30-32
Projects, circa 1967-circa 1969
9
33
Publicity, circa 1959-circa 1970
9
34-37
Reports of Damage, circa 1966
9
38
Report, "Visit of Assistance to Florence, Italy", circa 1967
10
1
Representatives, circa 1968-circa 1973
10
2
UNESCO, circa 1967-circa 1970
10
3
Venice and San Donato, circa 1967-circa 1973
10
4-7
4.3: International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA), circa 1933-circa 1975
Description Container
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art, circa 1969-circa 1974
10
8-9
Bulletins, circa 1967-circa 1970
10
10
College Art Association, National Committee for the History of Art, circa 1951-circa 1975
10
11-13
International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH), circa 1961-circa 1964
10
14
Colloques, circa 1957-circa 1970
10
15-17
Congress of 1961, New York, XX, circa 1959-circa 1962
10
18-34
Congress of 1964, Bonn, circa 1964
10
35
Congress of 1964, Bonn, circa 1962-circa 1966
11
1-3
Congress Programs, circa 1933-circa 1964
11
4-6
Congresses, circa 1958
11
7
Corpus Vitrearum, circa 1962-circa 1963
11
8
Correspondence, circa 1960-circa 1975
11
9-18
General Materials, circa 1953-circa 1972
11
19-20
International Congress, Lists and Programs, circa 1960-circa 1969
11
21
Meeting, Budapest, circa 1969
11
22
Meeting, Granada, circa 1972-circa 1973
11
23-24
Meeting, Lisbon, 1972
11
25
Meeting, Paris, circa 1962
11
26
Membership Lists, circa 1955-circa 1964
11
27-28
Répertoire d'Art et d'Archéologie, circa 1961-circa 1972
11
29
4.4: General Professional Files, circa 1940-circa 1975
Description Container
American Council of Learned Societies, circa 1958-circa 1973
11
30
American Institute of Venetian Studies Planning Group, circa 1973-circa 1974
11
31
American Philosophical Society, circa 1963-circa 1973
11
32
The Art Bulletin, circa 1940-circa 1967
11
33-41
College Art Association, circa 1942-circa 1975
11
42-43
Editorial Boards, circa 1967-circa 1975
11
44
Harvard University, Fogg Museum, circa 1958
11
45-46
Institute for Advanced Study, circa 1944-circa 1973
12
1-5
Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1944-circa 1974
12
6-9
Musicological Congress, circa 1960-circa 1961
12
10
New York University, circa 1952-circa 1973
12
11-13
Princeton University, circa 1961-circa 1973
12
14-15
Renaissance Society of America, circa 1958-circa 1971
12
16

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