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Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1860-1974
3.4 Linear Feet
Box 1-4

Chronological letters are primarily written to friends and professional acquaintances in German. Letters dating from 1918-1919 include correspondence from acquaintainces affiliated with the Arbeitsrat für Kunst group. Family correspondence includes letters in German from Valentiner's parents, Karl Wilhelm and Anna Lepsius Valentiner, siblings, extended family members, his wife, Cecelia Odefay Valentiner, and his daughter, Brigitta Valentiner Bertoia. Additional letter drafts from Valentiner addressed to various family members are also included.
General correspondence contains letters and cards in German and English from numerous art historian mentors and peers, including Wilhelm von Bode, Cornelius Hofstede de Groot, Carl Heise, and Herman Colenbrander, Alfred J. Barr, and various staff members at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is also correspondence with major art collectors, including John McIlhenny, Andrew Mellon, and Edsel Ford, as well as substantial correspondence with personal friends, including Maria Sarre, Helen Wills Moody Roark, Edwin Redslob, and Wolfgang von Eckardt.
The series is arranged as 3 subseries.
  • 2.1: Chronological, 1896-1948
  • 2.2: Family, 1860-1954
  • 2.3: General, 1895-1974
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1: Chronological, 1896-1948
0.4 Linear Feet
Box 1
Description Container
Chronological, circa 1900-1945
1
9
Chronological, 1896-1905
1
10
Chronological, 1906-1907
1
11-12
Chronological, 1910-1912
1
13
Chronological, 1913-1914
1
14-15
Chronological, 1915-1916
1
16-17
Chronological, 1917-1918
1
18
Chronological, circa 1918-1919
Includes letters from Walter Gropius and Paul Schubring. See also materials related to Arbeitsrat für Kunst in Writings and Notes.
1
19
Chronological, 1919-1920
1
20
Chronological, 1921-1922
1
21-22
Chronological, 1923-1929
1
23
Chronological, 1930-1948
1
24
2.2: Family, 1860-1954
0.5 Linear Feet
Box 1
Description Container
Bertoia, Brigitta Valentiner (daughter), 1931-1951
1
25
Jost, Elisabeth Valentiner (sister), 1920-1936
1
26
Jost, Ingaborg (niece), 1929
1
27
Valentiner, Anna Lepsius (mother), circa 1860-1883
1
28
Valentiner, Anna Lepsius (mother), 1860-1873
1
29-31
Valentiner, Anna Lepsius (mother), 1874-1883
1
32-34
Valentiner, Bertha (sister-in-law), 1929
1
35
Valentiner, Cecelia Odefay (wife), circa 1921-1945
1
36
Valentiner, Cecelia Odefay (wife), 1921-1927
1
37-39
Valentiner, Cecelia Odefay (wife), 1928-1945
1
40-42
Valentiner, Friedal, Sigfrid, and Wilhelm (niece and nephews), 1929
1
43
Valentiner, Gesi and Hinni (nieces), 1929-1936
1
44
Valentiner, Ise (sister-in-law), 1907-1929
1
45
Valentiner, Karl Wilhelm (father), 1904-1929
1
46
Valentiner, Lila, 1929-1930
1
47
Valentiner, Theodor (brother), 1905-1939
1
48-50
Valentiner, Siegfried (brother), 1917-1954
1
51
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1919-1950
1
52
Miscellaneous, 1906-1931
See also letter from Elisabeth Paatz in the correspondence to Margaret Sterne.
1
53
2.3: General, 1895-1974
2.5 Linear Feet
Box 2-4
Description Container
A, 1913
2
1
Agnew, Colin, 1908-1922
2
2
Aldrich, Chester, 1913-1922
2
3
Anthon, Borwin, 1934-1937
2
4
Artz, Helene, circa 1913
2
5
B, 1907-1930
2
6
[Baker], Mary, 1918-1919
2
7
Barr, Alfred J., Jr., 1955
2
8
Bauch, Kurt, 1931-1958
2
9
[Bawitzky], William, 1913
2
10
Beets, Nicholaas, 1906-1921
2
11
Berenson, Bernard, 1914-1930
2
12
Biermann, Georg, 1907-1922
2
13
Boross, Eugen, 1914-1920
2
14
Bredius, Abraham, 1905-1930
2
15
Bryce, Cornelia, circa 1920-1940
2
16
C, 1912-1922
2
17
Cohen, Walter, 1907-1920
2
18
Colenbrander, Herman Theodoor, 1905-1917
2
19
Creutz, Max, 1906-1915
2
20
Curtis, Marjorie, circa 1915-1940
2
21
D, 1905-1931
2
22
D., A., 1898-1900
2
23
D., A., 1901
2
24
D., A., 1902-1918
2
25
De Boer, T.J., 1905-1915
2
26
De Bruin, Cornelius, 1905-1908
2
27
Delaunay, Guy, 1926-1950
2
28
Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1921-1922
2
29
Duveen Brothers, 1910-1939
2
30
E, 1906-1925
2
31
Eccim, Otto, 1916-1917
2
32
F, 1906-1930
2
33
[Faldy], C., 1920-1922
2
34
Fiedler, Hilde, 1935-1940
2
35
Ford, Edsel, 1929-1936
2
36
Freise, Kurt, 1906-1907
2
37
Friedlander, Max, 1905-1939
2
38
G, 1906-1930
2
39
Glück, Gustav, 1904-1929
2
40
Goldman, Henry, 1912-1924
2
41
Goldschmidt, Adolph, 1907-1921
2
42
Greeven, Lili, 1895-1900
2
43
[Gripbay], A., 1907-1922
2
44
Gronau, Georg, 1922
2
45
Guinness, Bridget, 1913
2
46
H, 1906-1936
2
47
Hadeln, Detlev, 1911-1922
2
48
Härtel, Sophie, 1899-1908
2
49
Heise, Carl Georg, 1919-1925
2
50
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelius, 1897-1929
2
51
Holt, Rosa Belle, 1913-1922
2
52
J, 1913-1914
2
53
Jackson, John B., 1914-1916
2
54
Jacques Seligmann and Fils, 1914-1922
2
55
Johnson, John G., circa 1913-1916
2
56
Johnson, John G., 1913-1916
2
57-59
Justi, Ludwig, 1905
2
60
K, 1906-1922
2
61
Kaesbach, Walter, 1905-1918
2
62
Kiamil, Mehemet, 1916-1926
2
63
Kircher, Erwin, 1898-1901
2
64
Krastel, Richard, 1899-1905
2
65
Kuhn, Loeb and Co., 1912-1921
2
66
L, 1906-1921
2
67
Lanz, Otto, 1921
2
68
Lochner, Robert, 1941-1945
2
69
Lugt, Frederik, 1920-1941
2
70
Lydig, Rita de Acosta, 1912-1913
2
71
M, 1905-1929
3
1
Mansfield, Howard and Helen, 1912
3
2
Marcks, Erich, 1905-1919
3
3
Mardersteig, Hans Giovanni, 1921
3
4
Marquand, Alan, 1912
3
5
Martin, Wilhelm, 1905-1929
3
6
Mayer, August L., 1912-1919
3
7
McIlhenny, John D., circa 1913-1930
3
8
McIlhenny, John D., 1913-1930
3
9-11
Mellon, Andrew W., 1930
3
12
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1907-1914
3
13-14
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1915-1921
3
15-16
N-O, 1916-1944
3
17
Oldenbourg, Rudolf, 1907-1921
3
18-20
[Older], W., 1907-1922
3
21
P, 1906-1921
3
22
Pagenstecher, A., Jr., 1913-1920
3
23
Perzyński, Friedrich, 1908-1922
3
24
Plietzsch, Eduard, 1916-1921
3
25
Pugliatti, T.P., 1913-1916
3
26
R, 1906-1917
3
27
Redslob, Edwin, circa 1903-1921
Includes enclosures from Marion Redslob.
3
28
Redslob, Edwin, 1903
3
29-30
Redslob, Edwin, 1904
3
31-32
Redslob, Edwin, 1905-1921
3
33
Roark, Helen Wills Moody, circa 1940
3
34
Rockefeller, Abby A., 1924-1935
3
35
S, 1906-1958
3
36
Sarre, Maria, circa 1906-1932
3
37
Sarre, Maria, 1906-1911
3
38-39
Sarre, Maria, 1912-1914
3
40-41
Sarre, Maria, 1915-1925
3
42-43
Sarre, Maria, 1926-1960
3
44
Sauvier, Albert, 1899
3
45
Schafer, Dietrich, 1905-1929
3
46
Schmidt, Paul Ferdinand, 1907-1924
3
47
Schmitz, Hermann, 1907-1930
3
48-49
Schröder, Bruno, 1906-1907
3
50
Schubring, Paul, 1914-1922
3
51
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1914-1921
3
52
Sirén, Osvald, 1914-1919
3
53
Sterne, Margaret, 1957, 1974
Includes letter and enclosures from Elisabeth Paatz.
3
54
T-V, 1906-1929
4
1
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, circa 1884-1948
4
2
Van Eysinga, W.J.M., 1906-1916
4
3
Van Rensselaer, M.G., 1913-1915
4
4
Vöge, Wilhelm, 1906-1914
4
5
Von Bode, Wilhelm, circa 1905-1929
4
6
Von Bode, Wilhelm, 1905-1908
4
7-8
Von Bode, Wilhelm, 1909-1912
4
9-10
Von Bode, Wilhelm, 1913-1918
4
11-12
Von Bode, Wilhelm, 1919-1929
4
13
Von Bodenhausen, Eberhard, 1904-1917
4
14
Von Eckardt, Wolfgang, circa 1938-1954
4
15
Von Eckardt, Wolfgang, 1938-1954
4
16
Voss, Hermann, 1905-1948
4
17
W, 1912-1944
4
18
Warner, Ralph, 1921
4
19
Widener, Joseph E., 1920-1924
4
20
Williams, C.F., 1913-1920
4
21
Winkler, Fritz, 1914-1919
4
22
Y-Z, 1921
4
23

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