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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1901-1991

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 12 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , circa 1930s-circa 1970s
4 Folders
Boxes 1, 27

Biographical materials include resume details for Burnham and Burnham, Jr., and autobiographical notes handwritten by Burnham. Also found are fellow and membership certificates for the Stained Glass Association of America, a fellow certificate for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, and a mounted blank check given as a Christmas gift to Burnham.
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Awards and Certificates, circa 1950s-1972
oversized material housed in Box 27
1
1
Biographical Material, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
1
2
Mounted Blank Check, Christmas Gift to Wilbur H. Burnham, 1961
1
3
Oversized Awards and Certificates, circa 1950s-1972
oversized material from Box 1, F 1
27

Series 2: Correspondence , 1920s-1991
0.9 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence relates to general studio business and includes correspondence with current and prospective clients, general inquiries, financial material, plans for exhibitions. Also found are four letters from stained glass artist, Charles J. Connick, and one letter from sculptor and designer, Joseph D. Portanova.
Personal correspondence concerns matters such as involvement with alumni and business associations, personal exchanges regarding stained glass art and techniques, correspondence with friends, arrangements for travel and events, and correspondence regarding Christmas greetings.
Also found is material relating to the American Arts Exposition, Inc., a corporation formed to advise agencies and sponsoring groups in gathering together works of art representing American fine and related arts. Burnham, Jr., served on the Executive Committee of the organization and his files include correspondence, notes, lists of members and exhibition planning documentation.
Correspondence relating to Stained Glass Association of America business, particularly the Association's 1940 annual meeting in New York City, can also be found here.
Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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American Arts Exposition, Inc., 1968-1969
1
4-6
American Arts Exposition, Inc., Secretary's Notes, circa 1968-1969
1
7
Correspondence, General, 1930s-1991
1
8-16
Correspondence, Glass Companies, 1950s-1970s
1
17
Correspondence/Miscellaneous, 1930s-1940s
1
18
Correspondence, Personal, 1920s-1940s
1
23-25
Correspondence, Personal Business, 1930s-1940s
1
21-22
Letters from Connick, Charles J., 1930s
1
19
Letter from Portanova, Joseph D., 1968
1
20
Prospects, 1970s
1
26-27
Society of Arts and Crafts, 1947-1949
1
28
Stained Glass Association of America
Annual Meetings, 1940, 1939
1
29
Constitution and By-Laws, 1945, 1939, 1926
1
30
Correspondence, 1929-1944
1
31-34
Correspondence, Annual Meeting, 1939-1940
1
35-37
Correspondence, Sheldon Dinner Acceptance, 1930s-1940s
1
38
Correspondence, Sheldon Dinner Refusal, 1930s-1940s
1
39
Testimony Before Committee for Reciprocity Information re: Trade Agreements, 1950
1
40

Series 3: General Business Files , 1930s-1970
0.38 Linear feet
Box 2

Files relate primarily to employees and include records of those selected for an apprenticeship in stained glass work that the company was approved to offer in 1945. Other employee records relate to pay and on the job injuries and include a set of index cards recording skills, experience, and dates of employment. Also found is a handwritten inventory of the contents of the studio in 1932, and legal material including records of the studio lease on Boylston Street, Boston.
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Apprenticeship, 1940s-1960s
2
1-3
Copley Society of Boston, Lists of Members, 1948
2
4
Employee Records, 1940s-1960s
2
5
Employee Records, Index Cards, circa 1930s-1960s
2
6
Forms and Letterhead, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
2
7
Index Cards of Contacts, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
2
8
Inventory of Studio, 1932
2
9
Labels from Display, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
2
10
Leases and Loan, 1940s-1972
2
11
Legal Material, 1930s-1970s
2
12
Notebooks, circa 1967
2
13
Records of Employee Time Spent on Jobs, 1970s
2
14-15

Series 4: Writings and Notes , 1920s-1950s
6 Folders
Box 2

Writings include draft typescripts for a book on stained glass, and possibly other articles, by Burnham that were never completed and/or published. Copies of published articles by Burnham include: "Stained Glass Construction and Details," (1924), "The Clerestory Apse Windows" (of Riverside Church in New York City; 1929), a catalog for "An Exhibition of Stained Glass by American Art-Craftsmen" at Springfield Art Museum (1931), "The Spiritual Significance of a Stained Glass Window" (1945), and "the Art and Craft of Stained Glass" (1951). Also found is a typescript of Burnham, Jr.'s thesis, submitted at Yale University, "The Rebirth of Secular Stained Glass." Typescripts and notes appear to consist of research notes for stained glass studies, and include a group of typescripts on the history of Detroit, with pencil sketches.
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Drafts for Book/Articles by Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr., circa 1940s
2
16
Published Writings by Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr., 1920s-1950s
2
17
Thesis by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., "The Rebirth of Secular Stained Glass,", 1939
2
18
Typescripts and Notes, circa 1940s
2
19-21

Series 5: Diaries and Journals , circa 1920s-circa 1960s
4 Folders
Box 2

Diaries and journals consist of 19 items that are a combination of journals with entries describing travel, including a trip to Europe in 1955, and date books containing daily appointments, financial notations, and addresses.
Items are arranged in chronological order.
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Diaries and Journals, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
2
22-25

Series 6: Project Files , 1916-1980s
10.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2-12, 42

Project, or "Job," files provide documentation of contracts for approximately 250 locations held by Burnham Studios throughout the United States and in Bellau, France, from the 1920s-1980s. Files typically include correspondence with clients, architects and builders, contracts, purchase orders, building plans, sketches, scattered photographs and some printed material. Found at the beginning of the series are some files relating to projects in general, including correspondence and job orders with metal window specialists, Chas. Haas Company; 2 sets of index cards listing project numbers and materials used; records of repair contracts; and a set of completed contracts for the firm Reynolds, Francis & Rohnstock from 1920s-1960s.
The series contains significant documentation for the following projects in particular: New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois, Saint Martin's Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D. C.
Arrangement of this series reflects the studio's main system for organizing project files alphabetically by name of the town in which the job site was located. It can be assumed that all folder titles containing references to letters elsewhere in the collection (e.g. "Repairs, A-C, E,") also follow that system of arrangement. Beginning in the 1920s Burnham Studios began assigning numbers to contracts and several copies of a list of contracts by number were found in the collection. That list is provided below and allows for cross-referencing (albeit incomplete) of the projects arranged by location in this series with the design studies found in Series 10: Artwork and Sketchbooks. The list was transcribed from hand-written records which were incomplete and sometimes illegible.
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Appraisals, 1940s-1960s
2
26
Chas. Haas Company, 1950s-1960s
2
27-30
Contracts, Not Numbered, 1920s-1960s
2
31-33
Correspondence, 1922-1951
2
34
"Dead" Prospects, A, C, 1940s-1950s
2
35
Index Cards of Locations and Materials, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
index cards housed in Box 42
2
36
Index Cards of Subjects with Job Numbers, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
2
37-39
Notes on Transparencies Sent, 1950s-1960s
3
1
Numbered Lists of Contracts, #1-790, circa 1920s-1980s
3
2-3
Prospects, Y, 1950s
3
4
Repairs, A-C, E, 1940s-1960s
3
5
Repairs, F, G, L, 1950s-1960s
3
6
Repairs, M-N, P, T, W, 1940s-1960s
3
7
Reynolds, Francis & Rohnstock, Completed Contracts
Contracts, #106-174, 1921-1926
3
8
Contracts, #175-209, 1927-1929
3
9
Contracts, #213-245, 1930s
3
10
Contracts, #401-499, 1940s-1950s
3
11
Contracts, #500-592, 1950s
3
12
Contracts, #600-724, 1950s-1960s
3
13
Abilene, Texas, Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1950s-1970s
3
14-15
Akron, OH, Immaculate Conception Church, 1950s
3
16
Albany, NY, Saint Andrew's Church, 1940s-1950s
3
17-19
Albany, NY, Saint Paul's Church, 1940s
3
20-21
Albion, Michigan, Starr Commonwealth for Boys, 1950s
3
22
Arlington, MA, Pleasant Street Congregational Church, 1970s
3
23
Attleboro, MA, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
3
24
Auburndale, MA, Church of the Messiah, 1940s-1950s
3
25
Austin, TX, Austin Presbyterian Theological, 1940s
3
26
A, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
3
27-28
Baltimore, MD, Cathedral of Mary our Queen, 1950s
3
29
Baltimore, MD, Cathedral of the Incarnation, 1950s-1960s
3
30
Baltimore, MD, Church of the Holy Nativity, 1950s-1960s
3
31
Bellau, France, Bellau Chapel, 1916-1930s
3
32
Belmont, Massachusetts, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1940s-1970s
3
33
Beverly, MA, Beverly Hospital, 1970s
3
34
Beverly, MA, Saint Peter's Church, 1940s-1950s
3
35
Bloomfield Hills, MI, Kirk in the Hills, 1940s-1970s
3
36-38
Bloomfield Hills, MI, Kirk in the Hills, 1940s-1970s
4
1-4
Boston, MA, Boston University School of Theology, 1940s
4
5
Boston, MA, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 1940s-1960s
4
6
Boston, MA, Old South Church in Boston, 1940s-1960s
4
7
Boston, MA, Saint Clement's Church, 1940s
4
8
Boston, MA, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, 1940s
4
9
Braintree, MA, Emmanuel Church, 1930s-1960s
4
10
Bridgeport, CT, First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920s-1950s
4
11
Brighton, MA, Saint John's Seminary, 1950s
4
12
Brighton, MA, Temple B'nai Moshe, 1950s-1960s
4
13-14
Bristol, RI, Saint Michael's Church, 1940s-1960s
4
15
Bristol, TN, First Presbyterian Church, 1960s
4
16
Bronxville, NY, Christ Church, 1940s-1960s
4
17-18
Brookline, MA, All Saints Church, 1950s-1960s
4
19
Brookline, MA, Leyden Congregational Church, 1920s-1930s
4
20
Brookline, MA, Residence of S. Harvey McKenney, 1950s-1960s
4
21
Brunswick, GA, Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1970s
4
22
B, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1980s
4
23-26
Cambridge, MA, Episcopal Theological School, 1940s-1950s
4
27
Cambridge, MA, Saint James Episcopal Church, 1960s
4
28
Camp Lejeune, NC, Chapel, 1940s-1970s
4
29
Canton, OH, First Presbyterian Church, 1950s
4
30
Central Falls, RI, Saint George's Church, 1940s-1950s
4
31
Chappaqua, NY, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, 1950s-1960s
4
32
Charlotte, NC, First Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
4
33
Charlotte, NC, Myers Park Baptist Church, 1940s-1950s
4
34
Charlotte, NC, Providence Baptist Church, 1970s
4
35
Chattanooga, TN, Congregation B'nai Zion, 1960s
4
36
Chattanooga, TN, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1960s-1970s
4
37-38
Chattanooga, TN, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1960s-1970s
5
1-2
Chattanooga, TN, First Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
5
3
Chestnut Hill, MA, Church of the Redeemer, 1920s-1960s
5
4
Chestnut Hill, MA, First Church in Chestnut Hill, 1950s
5
5
Chevy Chase, MD, Chevy Chase Methodist Church, 1950s-1960s
5
6-7
Chevy Chase, MD, Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 1960s
5
8
Chevy Chase, MD, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 1920s-1950s
5
9
Cincinnatti, OH, Calvary Church, Clifton, 1930s-1960s
5
10
Cincinnatti, OH, Wayside Cathedral, 1930s-1940s
5
11
Clarksville, TN, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1950s-1960s
5
12
Clayton, NY, Christ Episcopal Church, 1960s
5
13
Clearwater, FL, Church of the Ascension, 1950s-1960s
5
14-15
Cleveland, OH, Church of the Covenant, 1940s
5
16
Cleveland, OH, Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, 1940s
5
17
Cleveland, OH, First Baptist Church, 1940s
5
18
Cleveland, OH, Our Lady of Peace Church, 1940s-1950s
5
19
Cleveland, OH, Saint Jerome's Church, 1950s
5
20
Cleveland, OH, Trinity Cathedral, 1930s-1950s
5
21
Clinton, MA, Saint John's Church, 1930s-1940s
5
22
Colorado Springs, CO, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 1960s
5
23
Colorado Springs, CO, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1960s
5
24
Colorado Springs, CO, Grace Church and Saint Stephen's, 1940s-1960s
5
25-27
Colorado Springs, CO, Grace Episcopal Church, 1940s-1950s
5
28
Colorado Springs, CO, Pauline Chapel, 1940s
5
29
Columbus, OH, Trinity Church, 1940s
5
30-32
Concord, NH, South Congregational Church, 1961
5
33
Concord, MA, Trinity Church, 1940s
5
34
C, Miscellaneous, 1930s-1970s
5
35
Dedham, MA, Church of the Good Shepherd, 1940s-1960s
5
36
Denver, CO, Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1950s-1970s
5
37
Detroit, MI, Saint Mary of Redford Parish, 1920s-1950s
5
38
Dobbs Ferry, NY, Ferncliff Chapel, 1930s
6
1
Dorchester, MA, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1940s-1950s
6
2
Dover, NH, Saint Thomas's Church, 1920s-1960s
6
3
Durham, NC, Trinity Methodist Church, 1920s-1970s
6
4-5
D, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
6
6
East Falmouth, MA, Grace Chapel, 1960s
6
7
Eaton Rapids, MI, Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home Chapel, 1950s
6
8
Elyria, OH, Saint Andrew's Church, 1930s-1940s
6
9
Evanston, IL, First Presbyterian Church, 1940s-1950s
6
10
E, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
6
11
Fall River, MA, Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1960s
6
12
Falmouth, MA, Saint Barnabas Memorial Church, 1960s
6
13
Fitchburg, MA, Saint Bernard's Chapel, 1940s
6
14
Frankfort, KY, Church of the Ascension, 1950s
6
15
Fredericksburg, VA, Saint George's Episcopal Church, 1942-1943
6
16
F, Miscellaneous, 1950s-1970s
6
17
Galveston, TX, Northern, Mary Moody, with Swain Restoration Company, Inc., 1970s
6
18
Glendale, CA Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1950s
6
19-21
Gloucester, MA, Saint John's Church, 1950s-1970s
6
22
Gloucester, MA and Newfoundland, Mrs. Spencer Lake, 1970s
6
23
Grand Rapids, MI, East Congregational Church, 1930s-1950s
6
24
Grand Rapids, MI, South Congregational Church, 1950s
6
25
G, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
6
26-27
Hamburg, NY, Hamburg Methodist Church, 1960s
6
28
Hamilton, MA, Christ Church, 1920s-1970s
6
29
Hamilton, MA, Church of Saint Paul, 1970s
6
30
Hartford, CT, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1950s
6
31
Holyoke, MA, Mount Holyoke College, 1930s
6
32
Holyoke, MA, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1940s-1960s
6
33
Holyoke, MA, Providence Mother House Chapel, 1930s-1960s
6
34
Honolulu, HI, Central Union Church, 1960s
6
35
Houston, TX, Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1950s-1960s
6
36
Houston, TX, Saint Vincent de Paul Church, 1950s-1960s
7
1-2
Huntingdon, PA, Abbey Reformed Church, 1950s-1960s
7
3
H, Miscellaneous, 1930s-1970s
7
4
I, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
7
5
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates, 1920s-1970s
7
6
J-K, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1970s
7
7
Keene, NH, Saint James Episcopal Church, 1950s
7
8
Lawrence, MA, Central Methodist Church, 1940s-1950s
7
9
Leominster, MA, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 1940s
7
10
Lewes, DE, Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950s-1960s
7
11
Litchfield, CO, Saint Michael's Parish, 1940s-1960s
7
12
Lonsdale, RI, Christ Church, 1940s-1960s
7
13
Los Angeles, CA, Saint Vincent's Church, 1920s-1930s
7
14
L, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1980s
7
15-17
Manchester, NH, Grace Church, 1940s-1950s
7
18
Marlborough, MA, First Congregational Church, 1960s-1970s
7
19
Mechanicville, NY, Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1940s
7
20
Millis, MA, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1970s
7
21
Millwood, Virginia, Christ Church, 1940s-1970s
7
22
Milton, MA, Milton Academy, 1940s
7
23
Minneapolis, MN, Saint Mary's Church, Collis Hardenbergh, 1970s
7
24
Montgomery, AL, Church of the Ascension, 1940s
7
25
Montpelier, VT, Saint Augustine's Church, 1930s-1950s
7
26
Morgantown, WV, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1950s
7
27
Muncie, IN, Wearly Monuments, 1960s
7
28
M, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
7
29-30
Needham, MA, Christ Episcopal Church, 1930s-1970s
7
31
New Bedford, MA, Saint Andrew's Church, 1940s
7
32
New Haven, CT, Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, 1940s
7
33
New Orleans, LA, Christ Church Cathedral, 1950s-1960s
7
34-35
New York, NY, Calvary Church, 1940s-1960s
7
36-37
New York, NY, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1920s-1940s, 1975
8
1-11
New York, NY, Church of the Epiphany, 1950s-1960s
8
12
New York, NY, Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1930s
8
13
New York, NY, Riverside Church, 1920s-1960s
8
14-16
New York, NY, Saint Thomas Chapel, 1927-1935
8
17
Newport, RI, Saint George's School Chapel, 1940s
8
18
Newton, MA, Grace Church, 1940s-1970s
8
19
Newton Highlands, MA, Saint Paul's Church, 1940s-1960s
8
20
Norfolk, VA, Holy Trinity Church, 1950s
8
21
Norfolk, VA, Naval Operating Base, Our Lady of Victory Chapel, 1940s
8
22-23
North Adams, MA, Saint John's Church, 1940s
8
24
North Andover, MA, Merrimack College, 1950s
8
25
North Saugus, MA, North Saugus Union Church, 1940s
8
26
Norwalk, CT, Saint Paul's Church, 1940s-1960s
8
27
Norwich, CT, Christ Church, 1960s
8
28
Notre Dame, IN, Holy Cross Seminary, 1920s-1930s
8
29
N, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
8
30-31
Orleans, MA, Methodist Church, 1950s
8
32
O, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
8
33
Pascoag, RI, Calvary Church, 1940s
8
34
Peabody, MA, Saint Paul's Church, 1950s-1960s
8
35
Peoria, IL, Bishop Schlarman Chapel, 1940s
8
36
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1930s
8
37
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Nave Windows, 1930s
8
38-39
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Saint Thomas More Chapel, 1930s-1940s
8
40
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Thomas More Murals, 1940s
8
41
Philadelphia, PA, Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 1940s-1950s
9
1
Pittsburgh, PA, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1930s
9
2
Pittsburgh, PA, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Mellon Memorial Chapel, 1940s
9
3
Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh, Heinz Chapel, 1930s
9
4
Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh, Heinz Chapel Notes and Sketches, 1930s
9
5-6
Pittsfield, MA, Saint Mary the Morning Star Church, 1940s
9
7
Plainfield, NJ, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
9
8-9
Portland, ME, Trinity Church, 1950s-1960s
9
10
Portland, OR, Holy Redeemer Church, 1950s
9
11
Portland, OR, Holy Trinity Church, 1950s
9
12
Portland, OR, Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 1950s
9
13
Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Chapel, 1920s-1930s
9
14
Proctor, VT, Union Church, 1950s-1960s
9
15
Providence, RI, Saint Martin's Church
General, 1940s-1970s
9
16-17
Aisle, 1940s
9
18
Altar, 1940s-1950s
9
19
Chapel, 1940s
9
20
Porch Window, 1940s-1950s
9
21
West Window, 1940s
9
22
Providence, RI, Saint Pius Church, 1960s
9
23
P, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1970s
9
24-26
Quincy, MA, Wollaston Methodist Church
9
27
Q, Miscellaneous, 1960s
9
28
Reims, France, Cathedrale de Reims, 1920s-1930s
9
29
Richmond, VA, Saint Paul's Catholic Church, 1950s
9
30
Rockport, MA, Saint Mary's Church, 1940s-1950s
9
31
Roslindale, MA, Church of Our Saviour, 1920s-1940s
9
32
R, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
9
33
Saint Augustine, FL, Trinity Church Episcopal, 1940s
9
34
Saint Louis, MO, Church of Saint Michael and Saint George, 1940s
9
35
Saint Louis, MO, First Congregational Church, 1940s-1970s
9
36-40
Saint Mary's City, MD, Trinity Church, 1950s-1960s
9
41
Saint Paul, MN, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 1940s-1950s
10
1-2
Salisbury, MD, Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1940s
10
3-4
San Rafael, CA, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1950s
10
5
Sioux Falls, SD, First Congregational Church, 1960s
10
6
Southhampton, NY, Saint Andrew's Dune Church, 1950s-1960s
10
7
Spartanburg, SC, Episcopal Church of the Advent, 1950s-1960s
10
8-9
Spotswood, NJ, Saint Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church, 1940s
10
10
Springfield, MA, Holy Family Church, 1940s
10
11
Springfield, MA, Hope Congregational Church, 1940s
10
12
Springfield, MA, Trinity Methodist Church, 1940s-1960s
10
13-14
Still River, MA, Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict, 1970s
10
15
S, Miscellaneous, 1960s
10
16-17
Taunton, MA, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
10
18
The Plains, Va, Grace Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
10
19-21
Toledo, OH, Hope Lutheran Church, 1950s-1960s
10
22
Toledo, OH, Saint Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 1950s-1970s
10
23-24
Tryon, NC, Tryon Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
10
25-26
Tulsa, OK, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1920s-1960s
10
27-28
T, Miscellaneous, 1940s
10
29
Valhalla, NY, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kelley Mausoleum, 1940s
10
30
Versailles, KY, First Christian Church, 1950s-1960s
10
31
Waban, MA, Union Church, 1930-1960s
10
32
Wakefield, MA, Emmanuel Parish Church, 1950s-1960s
10
33
Wakefield, MA, Universalist Church, 1940s
10
34
Wallingford, CT, Choate School, 1940s
10
35
Washington D. C., American Red Cross Building, 1940s
10
36
Washington D. C., Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1950s
10
37
Washington D. C., Saint David's, 1950s-1960s
10
38
Washington D. C., Saint Paul's Church, Rock Creek Parish, 1940s-1960s
10
39-41
Washington D. C., Washington Cathedral
General, 1940s-1960s
11
1-2
Annunciation Window, 1930s-1940s
11
3-4
Apse Windows, 1940s
11
5
Baptistry Windows, 1950s
11
6
Book of Common Prayer Window, 1940s
11
7
Clerestory Windows, 1940s-1950s
11
8
James Sheldon Correspondence, 1930s-1940s
11
9-13
Joan of Arc Panel, 1940s-1960s
11
14
Lee Jackson Windows, 1950s
11
15
North Transept, 1940s-1960s
11
16-17
North Wall Great Choir Windows, 1940s
11
18
Rose and Lancet Windows, 1950s-1960s
11
19-20
Stair Well Windows, 1940s-1950s
11
21
Sayre Memorial, 1950s-1960s
11
22
Worcester Windows, 1950s
11
23
Washington, GA, First United Methodist Church, 1950s-1960s
11
24
Waterbury, CO, Bunker Hill Congregational Church, 1940s-1960s
11
25
Watertown, CO, Christ Church, 1930s-1940s
11
26
Watertown, MA, Union Church, 1950s
11
27
Webster, MA, Church of the Reconciliation, 1920s-1960s
11
28
Webster Groves, MO, Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 1950s-1970s
11
29-31
Wellesley, MA, Saint Andrew's Church, 1950s-1960s
12
1-2
West Columbia, TX, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1950s
12
3
West Haven, CO, Christ Church Parish, 1940s-1970s
12
4
West Lynn, MA, Sacred Heart Church, 1940s
12
5
West Roxbury, MA, Holy Name Church, 1920s-1940s
12
6
West Roxbury, MA, Jewish Cemetery, 1940s
12
7
West Roxbury, MA, Saint Theresa's, 1920s-1940s
12
8
Westfield, MA, Saint Mary's Church, 1940s
12
9-10
Whitinsville, MA, Trinity Church, 1940s
12
11
Wilmington, DE, Calvary Episcopal Church, 1950s
12
12
Wilmington, DE, Trinity Church, 1950s
12
13
Winchester, MA, First Congregational Church, 1940s
12
14
Winchester, MA, Parish of the Epiphany, 1940s-1960s
12
15
Winston Salem, NC, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
12
16-19
Winter Park, FL, Rollins College, Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1931-1938
12
20
Winter Park, FL, Rollins College, Knowles Memorial Chapel, circa 1931-1950
12
21
Wollaston, MA, Wollaston Methodist Church, 1950s
12
22
Woods Hole, MA, Church of the Messiah, 1950s
12
23
Worcester, MA, All Saint's Church, 1930s-1970s
12
24-27
Worcester, MA, Central Congregational Church, 1950s
12
28
Worcester, MA, Chestnut Street Congregational Church, 1940-1960s
12
29-30
Worcester, MA, Higgins, Mary, Residence, 1970s
12
31
Worcester, MA, Johnson, Mrs. Herbert F., 1970s
12
32
Worcester MA, Sacred Heart Church, 1940s
12
33
Worcester, MA, State Mutual Life Assurance Company, 1950s
12
34
Worcester, MA, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1950s
12
35
W, Miscellaneous, 1950s-1980s
12
36-37
Index Cards of Locations and Materials, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
index cards from Box 2, F36
42

Series 7: Financial Records , 1928-1982
1.14 Linear feet
Boxes 13-14

Financial records include general accounting and payroll records (restricted due to personal information), such as account books for project numbers 600s-700s, financial journals, purchase orders, bills and receipts, including those for work (primarily stained glass cabinet doors) supplied to the Gardner, Massachussetts furniture company Heywood-Wakefield Company in the 1970s, and orders submitted to glass suppliers S. A. Bendheim Co., Inc.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Description Container Select
Account Books, Project #s 600s, 1940s-1950s
13
1
Account Books, Project #s 600s, 1950s
13
2
Account Books, Project #s 600s-700s, 1950s
13
3
Bills and Receipts, 1930s-1980s
13
4-8
Bills, Purchase Orders, Heywood-Wakefield Company, 1970s
13
9-11
Bills, S. A. Bendheim Co. Inc., 1928-1943
13
12-13
Cash Book Fragments, 1970s
13
14
Expense Reports, 1972
13
15
Expenses/Receipts, 1960s-1970s
13
16-17
Financial Journal, 1961-1963
13
18-19
Financial Journal, Payments and Receipts, 1962-1967
13
20
Financial Journal, Payments and Receipts, 1968-1975
13
21
Financial Journal, Loose Material found with Journal, 1956-1972
13
22
Financial Journal, Repair Costs, 1959-1960s
13
23
General Ledger, 1963-1965
13
24
Membership Dues, 1963-1966
13
25
Payroll Books, 1968-1978
13
26-31
Payroll Books , 1979, 1982
14
1-2
Payroll Insurance, 1960s-1970
14
3
Receipts, 1930s-1960
14
4

Series 8: Printed Material , circa 1920s-1980s
1.89 Linear feet
Boxes 14-15, 27-28

Printed material includes announcements and invitations for Burnham studio exhibitions; publications and news clippings about the Burnhams and their studio, and about stained glass in general; news clippings of source material; and news clippings about other subjects of interests to the Burnhams such as "Stained Glass, Contemporary Artists Work" and "Stained Glass, Modern Uses of."
Material is arranged by type and is in rough chronological order thereafter.
Description Container Select
Announcements and Invitations, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
14
5-6
Postcards, Blank, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
14
7-8
Publications and News Clippings, 1920s-1980s
oversized material housed in Box 27
14
9-28
Publications and News Clippings, 1970s-1980s
15
1-3
Source Material, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material housed in Boxes 27-28
15
4-16
Source Material, Animals and Birds, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
15
17
Source Material, Historical Costumes, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
15
18-19
Source Material, Sports, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
15
20
"Stained Glass, Contemporary Artists Work,", circa 1930s-circa 1960s
15
21
"Stained Glass, Modern Uses of,", circa 1930s-circa 1960s
15
22
Oversized Publications and News Clippings, 1920s-1980s
oversized material from Box 14, F 9-28
27
Oversized Source Material, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 15, F 4-16
27
Oversized Source Material, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 15, F 4-16
28

Series 9: Scrapbooks , circa 1920s-circa 1970s
1.05 Linear feet
Boxes 15-16, 28, OVs 48-49, BV 84

Scrapbooks 1, 2 and 5, primarily contain news clippings in addition to invitations and announcements to Burnham Studios exhibitions and dedications of stained glass windows, and scattered phtotographs. Scrapbook 2 also contains clippings of artwork, primarily portraits and busts. Scrapbook 3 contains photographs of stained glass window art. Scrapbook 4 contains photographs of windows for the Church of Saint Vincent De Paul, Los Angeles, California. One folder contains scrapbook fragments from an unidentified source.
The series also contains a 2 volume scrapbook, presumably compiled by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., related to a Pictorial Art course at Yale School of Fine Arts.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook 1, 1941-1947
15
23-25
Scrapbook 2, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
oversized material housed in Box 28
15
26
Scrapbook 3, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
oversized material housed in Box 28
15
27
Scrapbook 4, Los Angeles, CA, Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV material housed in OVs 48-49
15
28
Scrapbook 5, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
bound volume housed in BV 84
15
29
Scrapbook Fragments, 1930s-1940s
OV material housed in Box 28
15
30
Yale School of Fine Arts, Pictorial Art Course Book, Part 1, circa 1930s
15
31-34
Yale School of Fine Arts, Pictorial Art Course Book, Part 2, circa 1930s
16
1-6
Oversized Scrapbook 2, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
oversized material from Box 15, F 26
28
Oversized Scrapbook 3, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 15, F 27
28
Oversized Scrapbook Fragments, 1930s-1940s
oversized material from Box 15, F 30
28
Oversized Scrapbook 4, Los Angeles, CA, Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 15, F 28
OVs 48-49
Oversized Scrapbook 5, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
bound volume fron Box 15, F 29
BV 84

Series 10: Artwork and Sketchbooks , circa 1920s-circa 1980s
13.05 Linear feet
Boxes 16-23, 29-39, OVs 50-73, 85 RD 83

Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., includes pencil and ink sketches and paintings illustrating different styles for stained glass, such as Byzantine, Italian Rennaissance and French Gothic. Also found are a group of life sketches and some watercolors by Burnham, Jr.
The bulk of the series consists of watercolor design studies on board for many of the studio's projects. Also found are stained glass design sketches and cartoons primarily in pencil and charcoal with scattered watercolors, as well as seven folders of material used for stained glass patterns and templates.
Design studies on board are arranged in three groups. Studies numbered according to the "List of Numbered Contracts" from Series 5: Project Files, form the bulk of the material. A second group of studies is arranged according to a set of numbers for which no list or other cross-reference tool appears to exist. The third set of unnumbered studies is arranged at the end of the series. Some of the unnumbered studies have other identifying information indicating the location for which the design was created but they have not been arranged according to location.
Description Container Select
Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1930s
oversized material housed in Box 30, OV 50
16
7-8
Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., Life Sketches, circa 1930s, 1939
oversized material housed in OV 51-52
16
9-10
Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., Sketchbook, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
16
11
Artwork by Unidentified Artists, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
16
12
Christmas Greetings from Burnham Studios, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
16
13-17
Design Sketches and Cartoons, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 29-31, OV 83
16
18
Design Studies
Christmas Cards, circa 1930s
16
19-21
Framed Study with Broken Glass, circa 1940s
16
22
Numbered, #1-157, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 32
16
23-29
Numbered, #203-570s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 32-33, OVs 54-55
17
1-24
Numbered, #580s-682s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 33-34, OV 55-57
18
1-23
Numbered, #683-727, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 34, OVs 57-58
19
1-23
Numbered, #728-770, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 34-35, OVs 59-60
20
1-21
Numbered, #773-913, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 35, OV 60
21
1-10
Numbered, Second Set, #1-290s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 36
21
11-25
Numbered, Second Set, #300s-840s, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 36-37, OVs 61-65
22
1-25
Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 38-39, OVs 66-68
22
26-27
Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 38-39, OVs 66-68
23
1-14
3 Small Studies on Glass, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
23
15
Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in OVs 69-73
23
16
Patterns and Templates, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material housed in Box 39
23
17
Patterns and Templates, #873, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
18
Patterns and Templates, #874, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
19-20
Patterns and Templates, #875, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
21
Patterns and Templates, Signs of the Zodiac, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
23
22-23
Oversized Design Sketches and Cartoons, Numbered #780, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
29
Oversized Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1930s
oversized material from Box 16, F 7-8
30
Oversized Design Sketches and Cartoons, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
30
Oversized Design Sketches and Cartoons, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
31
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 34-469, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 16-17
32
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 472-623, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 17-18
33
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 624-738, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 18-20
34
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered 749-786, 844, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 20-21
35
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered Second Set, 64, 301-599, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 21-22
36
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered Second Set, 601-809, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
37
Oversized Design Studies, Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 22-23
38
Oversized Design Studies, Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 22-23
39
Oversized Patterns and Templates, circa 1920s-circa 1970s
oversized material from Box 23
39
Oversized Artwork probably by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 7-8
OV 50
Oversized Artwork by Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., Life Sketches, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 9-10
OV 51-52
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 158, 295, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 17
OV 53
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 307-491, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 17
OV 54
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 505-587, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 17-18
OV 55
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 608-634, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 18
OV 56
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 684-696, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 19
OV 57
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 719-726, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 19
OV 58
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 729, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 20
OV 59
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, 745-778, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 20-21
OV 60
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 673-725, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 61
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 739-747, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 62
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 754-769, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 63
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 773-799, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 64
Oversized Design Studies, Numbered, Second Set, 804, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 22
OV 65
Oversized Design Studies, Unnumbered, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Boxes 22-23
OV 66-68
Oversized Design Studies, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 23, F 16
OV 69-73
Oversized Design Studies, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-1980s
oversized material from Box 23, F 16
OV 85
Oversized Cartoons, Saint John the Divine Designs Part 1, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 16, F 18
RD 83

Series 11: Photographic Materials , circa 1904-circa 1980s
5.8 Linear feet
Boxes 23-26, 29, 40-41, 43-47, OVs 74-82

Found here are several photos of Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr. and Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr. and other studio staff, including three photographs of an office party. This series also provides a pictorial overview of the stained glass process through photos of people working on cartoons, and tracing, cutting, painting, firing, and glazing stained glass.
One file includes 2 photos of window displays for an exhibition entitled "Christmas Themes in Stained Glass" with a collection of cards and labels.
The bulk of the series consists of photos of stained glass cartoons and completed work. Also found are three sets of transparencies of artwork.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Photographs of artwork are arranged alphabetically by name of location, generally the town and state, in which the job site was located. The first two sets of transparencies are arranged by location and the third set is unidentified.
Description Container Select
Photo of Cathedral Exteriors, circa 1950s
23
24
Photos of Exhibition: "Christmas Themes in Stained Glass,", circa 1954-1955
23
25
Photos of Office and Studio, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
23
26
Photo of Stained Glass Association of America Dinner, circa 1950s
oversized material housed in Box 40
23
27
Photos of Unidentified People, circa 1950s
23
28
Photos of Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., circa 1950s
oversized material housed in Box 40, OV 74
23
29
Photos of Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr., circa 1920s-circa 1960s, circa 1904-circa 1906
oversized material housed in Box 40, OV 74
23
30-31
Photos of Work in Progress, circa 1950s
oversized material housed in Box 40
23
32-35
Photos of Artwork
A, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
23
36-37
Blackford, James R., Designed and Drawn by, circa 1930s-1960s
(includes photo of Blackford)
23
38
B, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
24
1-6
C, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
24
7-13
D, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
24
14
E, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
24
15-16
F, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
24
17
G, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
24
18-19
H, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
24
20-21
K, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
24
22
L, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in OV 75
24
23
M, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
24
24-25
N, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40, OV 75
24
26-30
O, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
24
31
P, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
25
1-6
R, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
25
7
S, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40, OV 76
25
8-10
T, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40
25
11
W, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Box 40, OV 76
25
12-23
Unidentified/Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material housed in Boxes 29, 41, OVs 77-82
25
24-26
Unidentified/Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
OV material housed in Boxes 29, 41, OVs 77-82
26
1-17
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, Unidentified/Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 25, F 24-26 and Box 26, F 1-17
29
Oversized Photograph of Stained Glass Association of America Dinner, circa 1950s
oversized material from Box 23, F 27
40
Oversized Photographs of Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr. and Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr., 1954
oversized material from Box 23, F 29-31
40
Oversized Photographs of Work in Progress, circa 1950s
oversized material from Box 23, F 32-35
40
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, A-C, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 23, F 36-Box 24, F 13
40
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, E, G, M, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 24, F 15-16, 18-19, 24-25
40
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, N, P, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 24, F 26-30, Box 25, F 1-6
40
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, S, T, W, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 25, F 8-23
40
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, Unidentified/Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 25, F 24-26-Box 26, F 1-17
41
Photographs of Artwork, Transparencies
Set 1: Locations A-W, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
43
Set 2: Locations A, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
43
Set 2: Locations A-N, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
44
Set 2: Locations N-W, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
45
Set 3: Unidentified, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
45
Set 3: Unidentified, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
46
Set 3: Unidentified, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
47
Oversized Photograph of Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr. and Wilbur H. Burnham, Jr., 1954
oversized material from Box 23, F 29-31
OV 74
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, L, N, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 24
OV 75
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, S, W, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 25
OV 76
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, Unidentifed/Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
oversized material from Box 25, F 24-26-Box 26, F 1-17
OVs 77-82

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