Archives of American Art

Bartlett H. Hayes papers

Collection ID:
Hayes, Bartlett H., 1904-1988
Physical Description:
11 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REELS 3932-3935: Two resumes, 1954 and 1974; correspondence, 1939-1970; lecture material and course outlines, undated and 1936-1963; a copy of "A Philosophy of Art," by Henry S. F. Cooper, 1957; a copy of Hayes' review "The Castiglione Travels in America," 1960; subject files, 1936-1975, containing correspondence, notes, writings, and printed material pertaining to 32 committees and organizations with which Hayes was associated;
Scope and Contents
a reprint of Hayes' report, "On Art and Education," undated; a schedule of meetings of an Andover evening study program, "The Shape of Things," 1953; a copy of an article, "Visual Comprehension and the Language Disabled Child," 1975; 6 photographs of Hayes, 1948-1964; a photograph of the S.I.D. Home Furnishings Design Competition; and 2 photographs of the Smithsonian Art Commission, 1963-1968.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED (ACCESS RESTRICTED): Subject files from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1954-1969, containing correspondence, writings notes, and printed material. Files are labeled: Committee on Education; Ad Hoc Committees; School for the Museum of Fine Arts, and Museum of Fine Arts.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION (8.0 ft.): Correspondence; files on a research program, "Education Through Visual Perception," containing correspondence, reports, a syllabus, an abstract of a conference, 1966, and slides and tapes of a conference, 1967; miscellaneous subject files; museum survey file, ca. 1966; minutes of the Smithsonian Art Commission, 1967; 3 small notebooks; lectures; writings; clippings; and printed reports.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum director. Director, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1940-1969; Secretary, College Art Association, 1959-1964; Director, American Academy in Rome, 1969-1973. Hayes conducted a nationwide survey of small art museums, school art museums and art in private schools, 1936, and served as Trustee for American Federation of Arts, 1940-1970, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1951-1971, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and on the Boston Arts Festival planning committee, 1954-1968.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3932-3935 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Bartlett H. Hayes, 1977-1978. The unmicrofilmed material was part of the 1978 donation, but was not transferred from the Addison Gallery of American Art until 1991.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston material (unfilmed): ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Conditions Governing Access
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed addition stored offsite and not available.

More Information
Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory listing microfilmed and access restricted material is available in all Archives of America Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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