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Ninfa Valvo papers regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1930-1973

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 3 series.

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Series 1: Administration Records , 1934-circa 1965

This series consists of a range of administrative records of the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum including by-laws, information on past museum directors, art inventories, summaries of the museum history, information on Russian paintings, announcements of appointments to the museum staff and board, and other miscellaneous material.
Description Container Select
By-Laws for Board of Trustees, 1959
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Director Walter Heil, 1939, circa 1955-1965
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Director Walter Heil Photographs, circa 1953-circa 1960
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Eleanor Roosevelt Letter, 1945
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Gifts and Loans of Paintings, 1943-1961
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Inventory of Art in Museum Permanent Collection and Other Collections, circa 1965
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Inventory of Art in Museum Permanent Collection and Other Collections, circa 1965
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Inventory of Paintings, circa 1940-circa 1960
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Museum History Summaries, circa 1921-circa 1960
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Russian Paintings and Sculptures Inventory and Records, circa 1941-1953
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Russian Paintings Exhibition, 1959
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Russian Paintings File - Soviet Art Exhibition Catalog, 1934-1935
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Staff and Board of Trustees Appointments, 1958-1965
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Series 2: Printed Material , 1930-1973

This series consists of press releases, monthly programs, event calendars, and miscellaneous material. The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor are both part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), so this series includes printed material from other museums although most of the material is from the de Young Museum.
Description Container Select
M. H. de Young Museum Clippings about Oakes Collection, 1930-1957
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M. H. de Young Museum Monthly Programs, 1940-1944
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M. H. de Young Museum Monthly Programs, 1945-1949
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M. H. de Young Museum Monthly Programs, 1950-1954
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M. H. de Young Museum Monthly Programs, 1955-1959
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M. H. de Young Museum Monthly Programs, 1960-1964
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M. H. de Young Museum Monthly Programs, 1965-1970
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M. H. de Young Museum Press Releases about Kress Collection, 1955-1961
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M. H. de Young Museum Press Releases about Oakes Collection, 1953-1963
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M. H. de Young Museum Press Releases about Permanent Collection, 1948-1964
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1951-1952
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1953-1954
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1955-1956
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1957-1958
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1959-1960
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1961-1962
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1963-1964
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1965-1966
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1967-1968
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor Monthly Programs, 1969-1970
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Programs, 1951-1955
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Programs, 1956-1959
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Programs, 1960
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Programs, 1961
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Programs, 1962
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Programs, 1963
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1964
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1965
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1966-1967
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1968
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1969
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1970
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1971
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1972
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San Francisco Museum of Art Monthly Event Calendars, 1973
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San Francisco Quarterly Calendars, 1971-1972
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San Francisco Quarterly Calendars, 1973
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Printed Material on Exhibition at Other Museums, 1958-1965
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Series 3: Photographs , circa 1931-circa 1965

This series includes photographs of exhibition installations and artwork at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum. The photographs of exhibition installations represent a set of exhibitions curated by Elizabeth Moses, the de Young curator of decorative arts. The photographs of artwork include photographs of paintings from various countries and different collections at de Young. There are some photographs of art titled "fakes," reflecting the original folder titles, which presumably are photographs of art forgery.
Description Container Select
Installations of Exhibitions Curated by Elizabeth Moses
Design in 'Forty Nine', 1949
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Italy at Work, 1951
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Pacifica, 1952
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The Art of Tony Duquette, 1952
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Handweavers of California, 1953
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Clay for Today, 1954
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California Designed, 1955
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Contemporary Handweavers of Californnia, 1955
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Designer-Craftsmen of the West, 1957
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American Paintings, circa 1932-circa 1953
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Dutch Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Dutch Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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English Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Flemish Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Flemish Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Flemish Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Flemish Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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French Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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German Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Italian Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Russian Paintings, A-G, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Russian Paintings, K-P, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Russian Paintings, R-Z, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Spanish Paintings, circa 1931-circa 1965
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"St. John the Baptist" Painting by El Greco, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Sculptures, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Sculptures, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Sculptures, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Sculptures, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Tapestries, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Heart Tapestries, circa 1954
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Kress Collection Art, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Kress Collection Art, circa 1931-circa 1965
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Kress Collection Art, circa 1931-circa 1965
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"Fakes", circa 1931-circa 1965
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"Fakes", circa 1931-circa 1965
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"Fakes", circa 1931-circa 1965
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"Fakes", circa 1931-circa 1965
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"Fakes", circa 1931-circa 1965
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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.