A Finding Aid to the Gaines Ruger Donoho Papers, 1864-1915, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.donogain
Creators:
Donoho, Gaines Ruger, 1857-1916
Dates:
1864-1915
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:
The papers of landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho measure a linear foot and date from 1864 to 1915. Found within the papers are certificates of award; invitations and correspondence; a clipping; photographs, including two cyanotypes of Donoho; artwork by Donoho; a wedding dinner sketch in honor of Donoho's wedding signed by 19 friends, including Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase; and etchings from other artists, including Adolphe Appian and Maxime Lalanne.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho measure a linear foot and date from 1864 to 1915. Found within the papers are certificates of award; invitations and correspondence; a clipping; photographs, including two cyanotypes of Donoho; artwork by Donoho; a wedding dinner sketch in honor of Donoho's wedding signed by 19 friends, including Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase; and etchings from other artists, including Adolphe Appian and Maxime Lalanne.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
  • Series 1: Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915 (1 linear foot; Box 1, OV 2-4, ODD 5)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho (1857-1916) lived and worked in East Hampton, Long Island in New York City. Influenced by the Barbizon School, Donoho studied at the Art Students League with Walter Shirlaw and R. Swain Gifford and studied in Paris from 1879 to 1887. In 1889 he was awarded a silver medal at the University Exposition in Paris and a gold medal at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition. Donoho married Matilda Ackley Donoho in 1894 and died in New York City in 1916.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
A portion of this collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3667 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement at some point after donation and were later microfilmed. The wedding tribute by other artists was treated and rehoused by conservationists in 1994. The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Judy Ng in 2014, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections.
Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders.
Author
Judy Ng
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Gaines Ruger Donoho papers were donated by John R. Hopkins in 1977 via Jane Richards of Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Gaines Ruger Donoho papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lalanne, Maxime, 1827-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appian, Adolphe, 1818-1898 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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