SIA RU007439, Davis, Robert Tyler, Robert Tyler Davis Papers, 1918-1977 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
Davis, Robert Tyler
Title:
Robert Tyler Davis Papers, 1918-1977 and undated
Dates:
1918, 1918-1977, 1918-1977 and undated
Notes:
Robert Tyler Davis (1904-1978) was a museum administrator and an educator in art and art history. He graduated from Harvard, A.B., 1926, A.M., 1928, and taught at the University of Rochester, 1929-1933, and at the Erskine School for Girls in Boston, 1933-1934. He was Director of Education at the Albright Gallery in Buffalo, New York, 1934-1939; Director of the Portland Art Museum, 1939-1947; Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts at McGill University, 1947-1952; Director of Vizcaya, Dade County Art Museum, Miami, 1953-1957; Interim Director of the Lowe Gallery, University of Miami, 1955-1956; and Coordinator of Humanities and Professor of Art at the University of Miami, 1956-1959. Davis was a museum consultant for the French and Company art dealership, New York City, in 1960. In September 1968 he became Assistant Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts; was named Acting Director, June 1969-January 1970; and Special Assistant for the Collections, 1972-1975
Summary:
These papers document Robert Tyler Davis's education and career, 1918-1977. The majority of the documentation is dated from 1937 to 1977. Incoming correspondence illustrates Davis's personal life, and, to a lesser extent, his professional career. Materials concerning his career consist largely of photographs, newspaper clippings and research notes, and less often include official business papers and correspondence. Other materials include travel photographs and sketches by Davis
Topic:
Art
Subjects:
Davis, Robert Tyler, Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.), National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.), French & Company (New York, N.Y.), Portland Art Museum (Or.), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, McGill University, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, Fla.), Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery (University of Miami), Harvard University, University of Rochester, University of Miami
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions, Diaries, Sketches, Art objects
Local Number:
SIA RU007439
Physical Description:
4 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7439

Davis, Robert Tyler

Robert Tyler Davis Papers, 1918-1977 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Davis, Robert Tyler
Title: Robert Tyler Davis Papers
Dates: 1918-1977 and undated
Quantity: 4 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7439
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Robert Tyler Davis (1904-1978) was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a museum administrator and an educator in art and art history, specializing in Pacific Northwest Native American art, and decorative arts, particularly tapestries. He graduated from Franklin High School, Los Angeles, and studied art history, drawing, and painting at the University of California at Los Angeles, and at Harvard, A.B., 1926, A.M., 1928. He was a Carnegie Fellow (1927-1929), and studied fine arts abroad, taking courses at the Sorbonne. He taught drawing, painting and art history at the University of Rochester, in New York (1929-1933), and at the Erskine School for Girls, Boston, when he returned to Harvard for graduate museum studies between 1933 and 1934.

On September 6, 1934 Davis married mystery novelist Lillian Soskin, and became Director of Education at the Albright Gallery in Buffalo, New York. In 1939 Davis was named Director of the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, where he researched and collected Native American art. His book, Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest, was published in 1949. From 1947 to 1952 Davis was Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Professor of Fine Arts at McGill University in Montreal. Davis was Director of the Vizcaya-Dade County Art Museum, 1953-1957, Interim Director of the Joe and Emily Lowe Gallery, University of Miami, 1955-1956, and Coordinator of Humanities and Professor of Art at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1956-1959. Lillian Davis died October 12, 1957. Davis was remarried January 29, 1959 to Janet Evans Golby.

In 1960 Davis was hired as museum consultant and liaison for the French and Company art dealership in New York. In September 1968 Davis became Assistant Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; Acting Director, June 1969-January 1970; and later Special Assistant for the Collections, 1972-1975. His son, Martin M. Davis, died in 1969, and Janet Davis died in 1973. In 1975 Robert Tyler Davis retired to Lily Dale, New York, and traveled extensively. He died in 1978 in Pasadena, California.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Robert Tyler Davis' education and career, 1918-1977. The majority of the material is dated 1937- 1977. A fair amount of incoming correspondence illustrates Davis' personal life, and, to a lesser extent, his professional career. Of special note are letters from Davis' second wife, Janet, and journals kept during his travels. Materials concerning his career consist largely of photographs, newspaper clippings, and research notes, and less often include official business papers and correspondence. The most detailed division regards his directorship of the Vizcaya Museum. Davis' research on the Gellatly Collection in the Smithsonian is also well documented. Other materials include travel photographs, artistic sketches drawn by Davis, and notes.

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Access Restriction

Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7439, Davis, Robert Tyler, Robert Tyler Davis Papers

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Container List

Series 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1939-1940, 1947-1951, 1953-1977, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series contains incoming personal letters and cards to Robert and Janet Davis from family, friends, and colleagues. Of special note are letters from Janet Davis, which reveal much about their relationship and her long illness. The collection also includes numerous and frequent letters from Robert Tyler Lee, Davis' cousin, friend, and companion, as well as a significant amount of correspondence from friend Stephan Bourgeois, New York art consultant and author.

Box 1

Folder 1 Andorfer, Greg, 1973, and undated

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Folder 2 B, general

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Folder 3 Barland, Meleur, 1968, 1977

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Folder 4 Beal, Rachel, 1977

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Folder 5 Blackmun, Florence and Ted, 1976-1977, and undated

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Folder 6 Bourgeois, Stephan, 1939-1940, 1947-1951, 1953-1959, 1961

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Folder 7 Bower, Tom, 1976, and undated

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Folder 8 Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1976, and undated

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Folder 9 C-D, general

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Folder 10 Sister Corona, 1976, 1977, and undated

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Folder 11 Cuddy, Lorraine, 1976, and undated

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Folder 12 Davis, Eugenie, undated

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Folder 13 Davis, Janet, 1959, 1960-1962

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Folder 14 Davis, Janet, 1963-1964, 1966, 1968

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Folder 15 Davis, Janet, February-April, 1971

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Folder 16 Davis, Janet, August-December, 1971

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Folder 17 Davis, Janet, 1972-1973

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Folder 18 Davis, Janet, undated

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Folder 19 Davis, Martin, 1960, and undated

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Folder 20 DePietro, Anne Cohen, 1977, and undated

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Folder 21 Dubin, Elizabeth, undated

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Folder 22 E-F, general

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Folder 23 Eisenberg, Helen, 1975, and undated

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Folder 24 Evans, Jenella, 1977, and undated

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Folder 25 Fabian, Monroe, 1972

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Folder 26 Feldman, Thalia, 1976, and undated

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Folder 27 Ferault, Thirese, 1971, 1977

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Folder 28 Fisch, Olga Anhalzer, undated

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Folder 29 Fisher, Fred and Becky, 1976, 1977

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Folder 30 Francis, Frances Meriam, 1976, and undated

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Folder 31 Francis, Henry S. and Frances, 1956-1957, 1959, 1968, 1976-1977, and undated

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Folder 32 G-H, general

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Folder 33 Gomez, Mary and Alden, 1977, and undated

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Folder 34 Hesen, Stephne, 1974, and undated

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Folder 35 Hoffman, Edmund M., 1977

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Folder 36 Irvine, Evy, 1960, 1975

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Folder 37 J, general

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Folder 38 Kaufman, Louis and Annette, 1977, and undated

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Folder 39 Kuhr, Dave, 1976, and undated

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Folder 40 L-O, general

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Folder 41 Landgren, Marchal E., 1976-1977

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Folder 42 Lee, Robert Tyler, 1953, 1975

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Folder 43 Lee, Robert Tyler, February-June, 1976

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Folder 44 Lee, Robert Tyler, July-October, 1976

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Folder 45 Lee, Robert Tyler, January-April, 1977

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Folder 46 Lee, Robert Tyler, May-July, 1977

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Folder 47 Lee, Robert Tyler, August-October, 1977

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Folder 48 Lee, Robert Tyler, November-December, 1977, and undated

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Folder 49 Maxwell, Jane, 1973, 1977, and undated

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Folder 50 Milliken, William Mathewson, 1977, and undated

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Folder 51 Mostecky, Helmut and Karin, 1977

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Folder 52 P-S, general

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Folder 53 Paine, Barbara ("Babs"), 1976-1977

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Folder 54 Pancoast, Kay, 1977, and undated

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Folder 55 Rauch, Doris, 1975-1977, and undated

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Folder 56 Reiff, Daniel and Janet

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Folder 57 Rhoades, Georgia M., 1976, and undated

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Folder 58 Risser, Fred, M.D., 1972

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Folder 59 Rubenstein, Richard A., 1976-1977

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Folder 60 Sphar, John and Pat, undated

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Folder 61 Spickard, Jean, 1971, 1973, and undated

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Folder 62 T, W, general

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Folder 63 Tyler, Don, 1977, and undated

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Folder 64 Watt, Marge and William, 1977, and undated

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Folder 65 Wheeler, Maggie, 1977, and undated

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Folder 66 Unidentified correspondence, 1969, 1973, 1975-1977, and undated

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Series 2

JOURNALS AND DAYBOOKS, 1963-1977, AND UNDATED.

This series contains several notebooks, and Robert Tyler Davis' pocket calendars, 1968-1977, which give very brief account of Davis' business and personal affairs. Also included are travel journals, which generally describe Davis' travels for the National Collection of Fine Arts, and during his retirement, but which also occasionally give special insight into Davis' thoughts on retirement, the deaths of his son and second wife, his travels, and his relationship with Robert Tyler Lee.

Box 2

Folders 1-10 Pocket Day-Timers, 1968-1977

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Box 3

Folder 1 Address book

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Folder 2 Notebooks, 1963-1968, and undated

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Folder 3 Memo book of prescription drugs, 1969-1975

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Folder 4 Travel journal, September-November 1974

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Folder 5 Travel journal, November 1974

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Folder 6 Travel journal, January-November 1976

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Folder 7 Travel journal, November-December 1976

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Series 3

PAPERS RELATING TO ROBERT TYLER DAVIS' EDUCATION AND PROFESSORSHIP, 1918-1926, 1928, 1932-1934, AND UNDATED.

This series concerns Robert Tyler Davis' education at Franklin High School, Los Angeles, California, the University of California at Los Angeles, Harvard University, and abroad, and his brief professorship at the University of Rochester. Included are several course notebooks, a sketch book of Davis drawings, and high school annuals.

Box 3

Folder 8 Diplomas

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Folder 9 Franklin High School photograph, programs and clippings

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Folder 10 Franklin High School "Almanac," 1918-1919

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Folder 11 Franklin High School "Almanac," 1922

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Folder 12 University of California botany notes, 1922-1923

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Folder 13 Harvard memorabilia

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Folder 14 Composition book

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Folder 15 Design notebook

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Folder 16 Lettering notebook

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Folder 17 Note cards

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Folder 18 Sketch book, drawings of Tiepolo, 1928

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Folder 19 Art lectures, notes, papers and blueprints, 1934, and undated

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Folder 20 University of Rochester catalogue, 1932-1933

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Series 4

PAPERS RELATING TO ALBRIGHT ART GALLERY, BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 1937-1939, AND UNDATED.

As Director of the Albright Gallery, Davis designed programs which fostered cooperation between the museum and area schools. This series includes reports, papers, and interviews relating to his programs, as well as collection photographs and other memorabilia.

Box 3

Folder 21 Albright Art Gallery catalogues, photographs, clippings and postcards, 1937-1939

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Folder 22 Albright Art Gallery installation and collection photographs

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Folder 23 Interviews on educational museum programs, 1938

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Folder 24 "Questionnaire on the Place of the Art Museum in General Education"

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Folder 25 Educational material, notes and brochures

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Folder 26 "The Art Museum and the Secondary School," by Robert Tyler Davis

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Folder 27 "Educational Activities of Art Museums," by Robert Tyler Davis

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Series 5

PAPERS RELATING TO PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, 1939-1947.

This series contains a number of installation and collection photographs from the Portland Art Museum. It illustrates the public view of the museum, and of Davis, with many newspaper clippings and catalogues, and includes specific information on two Davis exhibits on Indian art and the "Masterpieces of French Painting."

Box 3

Folder 28 Portland Art Museum acquisition listings and photographs, 1939-1947

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Folder 29 Portland Art Museum installation and collection photographs

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Folder 30 Portland reports, bulletins and programs

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Folder 31 Portland Art Museum lectures and notes, 1940-1947, and undated

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Folder 32 Portland Art Museum catalogues by Robert Tyler Davis, 1939-1946, and undated

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Box 4

Folder 1 Museum policies and codes

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Folder 2 Portland Art Museum publicity clippings, photographs, and memorabilia

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Folder 3 Portland Indian Art Exhibit publicity clippings and photographs

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Folder 4 Portland "Masterpieces of French Painting" exhibit, 1941

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Series 6

PAPERS RELATING TO MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1947-1952.

At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Davis created a bilingual program and museum. The collection contains a significant amount of photographs and publicity clippings, written in both French and English. It also includes the museum's annual reports, general personal correspondence from colleagues, and several reviews of Davis' book, Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest. There are very few papers relating to McGill University.

Box 4

Folder 5 Correspondence regarding Montreal position, 1947

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Folder 6 Montreal correspondence, notes, invitations and photographs. In French and English.

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Folder 7 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts annual reports, 1947, 1949-1951

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Folder 8 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts publications, 1947-1951, and undated

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Folder 9 Montreal lectures and notes, 1947-1951, and undated

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Folder 10 Montreal publicity clippings, 1947-1952, and undated. In French and English.

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Folder 11 Montreal scrapbook. In French and English.

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Folder 12 Montreal Indian exhibition photographs

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Folder 13 Montreal landscape exhibition photographs

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Folder 14 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts eighteenth century exhibit publicity, 1950. In French and English.

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Folder 15 McGill University papers and reports, 1947-1949, and undated

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Folder 16 McGill College catalogues, 1948-1952

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Folder 17 Robert Tyler Davis publications and reviews, 1948-1950

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Series 7

PAPERS RELATING TO VIZCAYA-DADE COUNTY ART MUSEUM, AND LOWE ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, 1934-1937, 1952-1957, 1959, AND UNDATED.

This series describes the interoffice affairs of the Vizcaya Museum, including policy committee meetings, memoranda and reports, director's reports, and financial statements. It also contains personal and professional correspondence concerning Davis' appointment to Vizcaya, original correspondence from early Vizcaya organizer, Paul Chaflin, and notes and outlines for Davis' Miami University television series, entitled "Focus on Art." Several publicity photographs and clippings concerning both Davis and his first wife, Lillian Davis, are also included.

Box 4

Folder 18 Paul Chaflin general Vizcaya correspondence, 1934-1937, 1953, 1957, and undated

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Folder 19 Appointment to Vizcaya. Correspondence and memorabilia, 1952-1953.

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Folder 20 Vizcaya general photographs, notes and correspondence, 1953-1956, and undated

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Folder 21 Vizcaya policy committee meetings and agendas, 1953-1954

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Folder 22 Vizcaya policy committee meetings and agendas, 1955-1956

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Folder 23 Vizcaya memos, letters and reports to the policy committee, 1953-1954

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Folder 24 Vizcaya memos and reports to the policy committee, 1955

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Folder 25 Vizcaya weekly director's reports, 1953, 1956

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Folder 26 Vizcaya director's reports and memos, 1953-1956

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Folder 27 Vizcaya annual and monthly director's reports, 1954

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Folder 28 Vizcaya weekly reports to the director, 1955

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Folder 29 Dade County Art Museum financial statements, January 1, 1953-September 30, 1953

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Folder 30 Dade County Art Museum financial statements, October 1, 1953-September 30, 1954

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Folder 31 Dade County Art Museum financial statements, October 1, 1954-September 30, 1955

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Folder 32 Dade County Art Museum financial statements, October 1, 1955-September 30, 1956

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Folder 33 "Focus on Art" television series, 1959

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Folder 34 Lowe Gallery clippings and letters, 1955 and undated

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Folder 35 Miami publicity photographs and clippings, 1953-1956, and undated

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Series 8

PAPERS RELATING TO FRENCH AND COMPANY, 1959-1960, 1962-1968, AND UNDATED.

This series includes general personal and professional correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to Robert Tyler Davis' employment at French and Company, in New York. A large portion of the collection contains photographs of art works handled by the company, including the Houdon bust and Chateau Lafayette. Also included are Davis' research notes and report on tapestries and their preservation.

Box 4

Folder 36 French and Company correspondence, 1959-1960, 1964-1967

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Folder 37 French and Company collection photographs

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Box 5

Folder 1 The Artemisia Tapestries of the Putnam Foundation, 1964

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Folder 2 Tapestry cleaning

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Folder 3 Houdon bust. Photographs and correspondence, 1967.

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Folder 4 Chateau Lafayette photographs and negatives

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Folder 5 French and Company publicity and memorabilia, 1960, 1962-1964, 1968, and undated

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Series 9

PAPERS RELATING TO NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ARTS, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1968-1975.

This series includes Robert Tyler Davis' lecture notes, clippings, NCFA staff information, papers concerning the Intermuseum Conservation Association, and several photographs--including pictures of Janet Davis. It contains little correspondence. The bulk of the collection concerns Davis' research and reference inquiries about the Smithsonian's Gellatly Collection.

Box 5

Folder 6 National Collection of Fine Arts correspondence, 1968-1969, 1971-1972, 1974-1976

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Folder 7 National Collection of Fine Arts miscellaneous notes and memorabilia

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Folder 8 National Collection of Fine Arts photographs, 1969, and undated

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Folder 9 National Collection of Fine Arts staff, 1968-1969, 1971-1973, 1975

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Folder 10 Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Arts catalogue, 1963

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Folder 11 National Collection of Fine Arts opening symposium, 1968

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Folder 12 National Collection of Fine Arts five year report, May 1968-May 1973

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Folder 13 General Gellatly Collection publications

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Folder 14 Gellatly purchases by dates

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Folder 15 Gellatly Collection inventories and exhibit listings

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Folder 16 Gellatly American paintings, alphabetically by artist

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Folder 17 Gellatly Renaissance jewelry, notes and references

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Folder 18 Gellatly collection dealers and prices

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Folder 19 Mrs. Edith Gellatly Estate contents

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Folder 20 Gellatly research and photographs

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Folder 21 Gellatly Collection research notes

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Folder 22 Gellatly Collection reference correspondence, 1968, 1971-1972, 1975-1977

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Folder 23 Ralph Seymour notes and correspondence, 1975

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Folder 24 Ralph Seymour Gellatly notes

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Folder 25 Childe Hassam research notes and correspondence, 1965, 1969-1972

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Folder 26 Freer correspondence. Robert Tyler Davis copies and notes.

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Folder 27 Nineteenth century American art notes

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Folder 28 Shell research. Notes and correspondence, 1969, 1972-1974, 1977

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Folder 29 Miscellaneous art history notes

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Folder 30 Course and lecture outlines, 1968-1974, and undated

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Folder 31 Associates lecture, "Museum Hopping," 1974

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Folder 32 Intermuseum Conservation Association Training Program, 1974

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Folder 33 National Collection of Fine Arts calendar, 1975-1977, and undated clippings

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Folder 34 Smithsonian clippings, 1969-1970

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Folder 35 The Pragmatist in Art, 1972-1975

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Series 10

PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1933, 1953, 1955-1977.

This series contains miscellaneous personal and financial records. Of special note is Robert Tyler Davis' curriculum vitae and Standard Form 171, documents and photographs regarding Davis' personal art collection, Lillian Davis' will, papers regarding Martin M. Davis' death and estate, Davis' income tax records, papers regarding various residences, several personal photographs, and an audio cassette which belonged to Janet Davis.

Box 5

Folder 36 Memorabilia, 1933, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1968, and undated

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Folder 37 Robert Tyler Davis allergy test, 1966

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Folder 38 Robert Tyler Davis' curriculum vitae and Standard Form 171, 1968-1969

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Folder 39 Harvard class reunions, 1971, 1976

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Folder 40 Friends of the Daniel Reed Library, 1976-1977

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Folder 41 Personal art acquisitions and inquiries, 1957, 1960-1961, 1968, 1970

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Folder 42 Sale of Northwest Indian items owned by Robert Tyler Davis. Photographs, negatives, and correspondence, 1975-1976.

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Folder 43 Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogues, 1975-1976

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Box 6

Folder 1 Lillian Davis Estate

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Folder 2 National Cathedral School, 1971-1972

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Folder 3 Eugenie Davis, 1977

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Folder 4 Martin M. Davis Estate and mementos

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Folder 5 Audio cassette tape. Woman singing song about Lily Dale, in poor condition.

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Folder 6 Bibliographies and lists

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Folder 7 Chandelier photographs and fragment

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Folder 8 Miscellaneous photographs, 1962, 1977 and undated

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Folder 9 Miscellaneous notes

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Folder 10 Miami, Florida, residence, 1957-1961

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Folder 11 New York apartments, 1960-1968

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Folder 12 Lily Dale, New York. General correspondence and memorabilia, 1970, 1972, 1974-1977, and undated.

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Folders 13-14 Income Tax records, 1955-1956

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Folders 15-25 Income Tax records, 1965-1975

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Series 11

TRAVELS, 1949, 1974, 1976-1977.

This series includes itineraries, photographs and postcards from numerous Davis trips to Europe, Central and South America, and within the United States. Most photographs are annotated.

Box 6

Folder 26 Travel arrangements and itineraries, 1949, 1974, 1976-1977

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Folder 27 London playbills and notes, 1974

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Folder 28 Travel photograph negatives and one slide, Mexico, 1976

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Folder 29 Travel photographs, South America, 1976

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Folder 30 Travel photographs, South America, 1976

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Folder 31 Travel photograph negatives, South America, 1976

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Folder 32 Travel photograph negatives, South America, 1976

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Folder 33 Travel photographs and negatives, Egypt, 1977

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Folder 34 Travel photographs and negatives, Egypt and Turkey, 1977

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Folder 35 Travel photographs and negatives, Turkey, 1977

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Box 7

Folder 1 Travel photographs and negatives, Turkey and Greece, 1977

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Folder 2 Travel photographs and negatives, Greece, 1977

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Folder 3 Travel photographs and negatives, Greece, 1977

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Folder 4 Travel photographs and negatives, Greece, 1977

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Folder 5 Travel photographs and negatives, San Diego Wildlife Park, 1977

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Folder 6 Postcards, Turkey and Greece

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Folder 7 Postcards, Venice

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Folder 8 Postcards, Peruvian art, general

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Folder 9 Postcards, general

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Series 12

SKETCHES, PAINTINGS, PRINTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1928-1929, 1940, 1947, 1961-1962, AND UNDATED.

This series contains oversized materials, including sketches and paintings by Robert Tyler Davis drawn during his education in Europe, and during the 1960s. Many are studies of human form, and self portraits. Other items include prints of personal interest, gifts from artist friends, several oversized photographs, and other memorabilia.

Box 7

Folder 10 Sketches by Robert Tyler Davis, 1929 and undated

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Folder 11 Sketchbook

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Folder 12 Drawings by C. Morris

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Folder 13 European art photographs

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Folder 14 Miscellaneous art prints

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Box 8

Folder 1 Robert Tyler Davis photograph

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Folder 2 Painting by Robert Tyler Davis, Paris

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Folder 3 Painting by Robert Tyler Davis, sea shells

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Folder 4 Painting by Robert Tyler Davis, flower

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Folder 5 Paintings and sketches by Robert Tyler Davis, 1928 and undated

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Folder 6 Nude sketches by Robert Tyler Davis, 1928-1929, and undated

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Folder 7 Sketches by Robert Tyler Davis, 1961-1962

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Folder 8 European art photographs and prints

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Folder 9 Christmas greetings prints, 1940, 1947, and undated

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Folder 10 Portland "Citizen of the Week" poster, 1947

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Folder 11 Certificate of appreciation from New York City Mayor, Robert F. Wagner

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Series 13

TRAVELS, 1976.

This series includes photograph albums from trips Davis took to Central and South America and within the United States. Most photo albums are annotated.

Box 9

Folder 1 Photo album, domestic, 1976. Negatives included.

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Folder 2 Photo album, Ecuador, 1976

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Folder 3 Photo album, Peru and Bolivia, 1976

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Folder 4 Photo album, Mexico, 1976

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