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William Germain Dooley papers, 1925-1973

Dooley, William Germain, 1904-1975

Author, Educator, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues, including Charles W. Green, Marsden Hartley, Homer Eaton Keyes, John Kieran, Ruth Webb Lee, James Roosevelt, Francis Henry Taylor, Bradford Washburn and others; subject files, including one on Castano Galleries in Boston; lecture notes; writings, including typescripts and drafts for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Fogg Museum, and the Christian Science Monitor; a typescript of an article by James Duncan Phillips; printed materials; photographs of Dooley and of the U.S. Army's recovery of art objects form the Berlin Museum in 1945; and ephemera.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic, writer and educator; Cambridge, Mass. Was the associate editor and art critic for the Boston Transcript; wrote extensively for other publications. Headed the Division of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and founded the Pewter Collectors Society.


Donated 1975 and 1981 by Mrs. William G. Dooley.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

William Germain Dooley papers, 1925-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.