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Record Unit 413,  National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Graphic Arts,  Records, 1887-1978

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Graphic Arts
Title: Records
Dates: 1887-1978
Quantity: 2.4 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 413
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include Division of Graphic Arts records dating from its establishment, including the work of curators Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Jacob Kainen, and Peter C. Marzio. Also included are lecture notes and papers of curators Ruel P. Tolman, Kainen, and Marzio; inventory lists of Graphic Arts objects; working outline for "The Steam Engine in the Graphic Arts" exhibition; loans and grants files; correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information pertaining to acclaimed painter and etcher Charles W. Dahlgreen; "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" exhibition records; photographs of exhibitions in the Hall of Graphic Arts; and planning files for the Hall of News Reporting.

Historical Note

From 1969 to 1971, the Division of Graphic Arts was part of the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, which reported to the Department of Applied Arts in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). When the photography section was separated from the Division in 1972, to become the Division of Photographic History, a Division of Graphic Arts was re-established in NMHT. The Division of Graphic Arts remained under the Department of Applied Arts until 1977, after which it began reporting to the Department of Cultural History. The Curators and staff during these years included Eugene H. Ostroff, Curator, 1966-1971; Peter C. Marzio, Associate Curator, 1971-1975, and Curator, 1976-1978; and Elizabeth M. Harris, Assistant Curator, 1966-1970, and Associate Curator, 1971- .

Descriptive Entry

These records include Division of Graphic Arts records dating from its establishment, including the work of curators Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Jacob Kainen, and Peter C. Marzio. Also included are lecture notes and papers of curators Ruel P. Tolman, Kainen, and Marzio; inventory lists of Graphic Arts objects; working outline for "The Steam Engine in the Graphic Arts" exhibition; loans and grants files; correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information pertaining to acclaimed painter and etcher Charles W. Dahlgreen; "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" exhibition records; photographs of exhibitions in the Hall of Graphic Arts; and planning files for the Hall of News Reporting.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 413, National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Graphic Arts, Records

Container List

Box 1

Correspondence & Memoranda: Peter C. Marzio, 1971-1973 (2 folders)

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Correspondence: Hall of News Reporting, 1970-1973

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Wright, Hamilton

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Correspondence: American Visual Library, 1971-1973

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Progressive Stages of the Hall of News Reporting, 1971-1973

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Accessions, 1968 (2 folders)

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Grants, 1954-1955

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Memoranda: Jacob Kainen, 1952-1960

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Memoranda: Jacob Kainen, 1948-1951

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Transfer of Specimens, 1957-1965

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Loans, 1961-1966

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Memoranda: Accessions, 1960-1966

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Budget, 1957-1965

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Early Correspondence, 1917-1919, 1934

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Memoranda: Jacob Kainen, 1951-1959

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Science Information Exchange, 1964

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Correspondence: Peter Morse, 1967

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Box 2

Memoranda: Exhibitions, 1953-1957

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Correspondence: Library, 1949-1962

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Films, 1955

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Loans, 1955-1957

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Smithsonian Guide Book, 1956

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Correspondence File, 1964-1965

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Inventory: Graphic Arts Objects, Exhibition Cases, and Equipment, 1934-1946

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Inventory Lists: Graphic Arts Objects, 1949-1950

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Personal Information: Peter C. Marzio, 1971-1978

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Smithsonian Associates: News Seminar, 1978

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Smithsonian Associates: American Democracy History Course, 1971

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Taylor, Joshua

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Energy Exhibition Proposal, 1978

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Human Sciences Committee, 1978

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Lectures: Peter C. Marzio, 1975

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American Skating Mania Exhibition, 1977-1978

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Marzio, Peter C.: "American Chromolithography: A Technology for a Democratic Art," 1977

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Amon Carter Museum of Art, 1976-1978

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Articles and Book Reviews: Peter C. Marzio, 1975-1976

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Goldberg Lecture

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Cyrus Field Exhibition, 1970

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Fulbright Scholarship to Italy, 1973-1975

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NMHT Orientation Center, 1968

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NMHT Collections, 1972

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Box 3

Photographs: NMHT Exhibition Area, undated

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Working Outline: The Steam Engine in the Graphic Arts, 1977

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Anon Carter Museum of Art, 1971-1977

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Correspondence: Peter C. Marzio, 1972-1977

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Public Inquiries, 1975-1978

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Correspondence: Publishers and Editing, 1972-1976

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Manuscripts: Peter C. Marzio, "American Chromolithography: A Technology for a Democratic Art," 1977. Chapters 6-8, and bibliography

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Correspondence pertaining to Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1947-1966

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Advertising for Dahlgreen Catalog, 1946-1947

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Copy for Dahlgreen Catalog, 1946

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Correspondence: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1948-1955; Includes photographs of Dahlgreen and his wife

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Correspondence: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1946-1947

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Newspaper Clippings: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1927-1929

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Exhibition: Charles W. Dahlgreen, c. 1945-1946

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Miscellaneous Information: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1946-1947

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Biography: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1945

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Press Releases: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1945

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Price Lists: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1945-1946

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Third Exhibition Photographs: Charles W. Dahlgreen, 1947

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Reproductions of Dahlgreen's Paintings and Prints

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Portrait of Charles W. Dahlgreen

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Box 4

Correspondence: Sylvester Rosa Koehler with Japanese Wood Block and Print Supplier, 1890 (Accession 06-229)

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Correspondence: Ruel P. Tolman and Walter G. Holmes, 1920-1921 (Accession 06-229)

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Correspondence: Jacob Kainen and Irena Ligorio, 1954-1956 (Accession 06-229)

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Correspondence: Sylvester Rosa Koehler, 1887-1888

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Kainen, Jacob: "The Division of Graphic Arts: A Brief Analysis of its Objectives," 1949-1954

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Tolman, Ruel Pardee: "Graphic Arts in the United States National Museum," 1922-1924

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Photographs: Graphic Arts Exhibits at the Arts and Industries Building, 1904; and the Smithsonian Building, 1912, 1921

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History of the Division of Graphic Arts, 1882-1941. Also includes biographical information on Sylvester Rosa Koehler

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Photographs: Graphic Arts Exhibits at the Smithsonian Building, 1912, 1940, and 1947

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Tolman, Ruel Pardee: "Graphic Arts at the Sesquicentennial," 1926

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Annual Report for the Division Graphic Arts, 1929

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Section of Graphic Arts: Catalog of the Contributions to the Ohio Centennial Exposition, Cincinnati, 1888

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Publicity Information for the Division of Graphic Arts, 1916

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Photographs: Graphic Arts Exhibits at the Smithsonian Building, c. 1950s. Includes photos of Jacob Kainen

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Correspondence: Plans for a Museum of History and Technology, and exhibition space for the Division of Graphic Arts, 1949-1954

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Graphic Arts Collections of the United States National Museum, 1920

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Dedication of the Museum of History and Technology, 1964

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Kainen, Jacob: "The United States National Museum's Division of Graphic Arts," 1952

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Hall of Graphic Arts Hand Processes: Opening Talk, 1958

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Kainen, Jacob: "Graphic Arts in the United States National Museum," 1947

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Description of the Division of Graphic Arts, 1946

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Tolman, Ruel Pardee: "Machine Composition of Type as Shown in the United States National Museum," 1923

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Cowans Trades Journal, 1925

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Carty, Alton B.: "Graphic Arts Collections in the United States National Museum," 1925

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Exhibition - Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times, 1969-1971: Research notes

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Do It the Hard Way: Scripts

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Do It the Hard Way: Incoming Loans

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Do It the Hard Way: Patents

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Do It the Hard Way: Exhibit Designs

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Do It the Hard Way: Opening

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Do It the Hard Way: Planning

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Do It the Hard Way: Maintenance

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Do It the Hard Way: Brochure

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Do It the Hard Way: Catalog

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Do It the Hard Way: Published Material

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Do It the Hard Way: Correspondence, general

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Do It the Hard Way: Correspondence with Reuben L. Goldberg

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Do It the Hard Way: Movies

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Do It the Hard Way: Notes

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Do It the Hard Way: Photographs

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Box 5

Notebook

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Winterthur Drawing Books

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Chambers

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Campbell, Orson

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Clinton, Dewith

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Connecticut Common School Journal

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Cooper, James F.

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Coe, Benjamin H.

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Childs, George

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Champman, J.G.

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Chambers, W & R

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Chevalier, Michael

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Catalog Notes

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Canova

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Cosmopolitan Art Journal

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Chicago Daily Tribune

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Couture Thomas

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Lucida, Camera

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Crayon

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The Dial

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Abbot, Jacob

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Articles on the Value of Art

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American Art Union

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American Track Society

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Brainerd Genealogy

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Bartholomew, William N.

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Bowe, John T.

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Bail, Louis

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Bellamy, Edward

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Bowher, Richard

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Bibliography (2 folders)

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Bryce, James

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Briggs, Charles

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Barnum, P.T.

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History of Brands in America

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Kellogg Antiques

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Lithographs

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Lithos, C.L.

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Lucas, F.

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Lighting

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Larkin, Olwer

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Lanman, Charles

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Lynes, Russel

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Lyceum

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Lester, C. Edwards

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Luber

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Larkin

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Dunlap, William

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Dickens, Charles

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Danish Paintings

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Darley, Felix

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Edwards, Thomas

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Journal of the Franklin Institute

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Fowle, William B.

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Finn, Matthew D.

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Fry, Roger

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Flaxman, John

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French Painting and America

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Franfenstein, John

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Government Documents on Art

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Godeys

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Gibson, John

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Greenough, Horatio

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German Painters

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Hopkins, John Henry

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Hayden and Hazlett

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Herbart, Johann

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Marzio, Peter C.: "The Artist's Relation to Nature: Hegelian View," 1966

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Hone, Philip

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Hullmandel, Charles J.

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Hamlin, Talbot

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Hawthorn

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Hosmer, Harriet

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Hogarth, Paul

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Hunt, William M.

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Irving, Washington

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Jawes, James Jackson

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Baltimore Monuments

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Putnam's Monthly

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The North American Review

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Graham

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Gleason

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Magazine Notes

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Notes for Drawing Manual Section

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Newspapers

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Art Crusaders

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James, Henry

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Emerson

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Brook Farm

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McDermoth, John F.

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Bibliography

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Mann, Arthur

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Thesis Bibliography

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Trollope

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Tocqueville

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Twain, Mark

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Travelers

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Ticknor, George

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Taylor's American Art

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Trumbull

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Fink, Lois

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Mudge, Joseph B.

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Minifie, William

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Mowatt, Anna

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Mott, Frank L.

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Mount, William S.

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Miller, Lillian

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Miscellaneous

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Nationalism

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Nazarene Movement

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Otis, F.N.

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Osborn, Laughlin

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Drawing Manual Outlines

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Outline for Ph.D. Dissertation

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Putnam

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Peril of Pictures

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Adams, Henry

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Urban History

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Yankee Stonecutters

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Winckelmann

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Webster, Noah

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Wilkes Expedition (2 folders)

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Whitney, Thomas R.

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Winchster, George

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Whitaker, William J.

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Shera

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Smith, H.N.

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Story, William Wetmore

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Saarinen, A.B.

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Santayana, George

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Smith, A.

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Taylor Research notes

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Ticknor

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Tappan, Henry P.

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Tuckerman, Henry T.

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Poinsett

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Pestalozzi, Johann H.

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Art and Politics

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Porter, Rufus A.

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Purcell, Edward B.

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Putnam, George Palmar

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Peters, Henry T.

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Page, William

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Powers, Heram

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Perkins, Charles C.

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Palmer, Erastus Dow

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Art and Publishing

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Smith, John Rubens

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Ruskin, John

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Reynolds, Joshua

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Ropes, Joseph

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Richards, Thomas Addison

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Rourke, Constance

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Italian and German Artists in Rome

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Southern Literary Journal

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Schmid, Peter

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Schuster, Sigismund

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Serio, Anne Marie

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Marzio, Peter C.: "The Art Crusade in America, 1830-1860," 1967

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Educational Materials

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National Collection of Fine Arts

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Nutting, Benjamin F.

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Peterson's Magazine

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Pictures and Painters

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Panorama of Painters

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Peabody

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Publishers

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Van Wych Brooks

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