Elizabeth Basye Gilmore Holt papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.holteliz
Creators:
Holt, Elizabeth Basye Gilmore
Dates:
1931-1987
Languages:
The diary is in Italian. Some research notes and material in project files are in German and French.
Physical Description:
11.9 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
0.4 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; correspondence; a diary; notes; writings; WPA-FAP reports; project files relating to art history research and publications; lecture slides; clippings; and miscellaneous printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2814: Thirteen letters between Holt, Holger Cahill, and Thomas Parker; and 5 reports concerning WPA-FAP aid for North Carolina artists, 1935-1936.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; a bibliography; correspondence with colleagues and publishers, 1934-1987; a diary, 1931-1932; college class notes, 1925-1931; teaching and lecture notes; miscellaneous reference notes; term papers by Holt and her students; miscellaneous unpublished manuscripts including "The Origin of Contemporary Art" and "Wandering in Germany," 1933; Holt's Ph.D. dissertation GRAVESTONE EPITAPHS IN AUGSBURG CATHEDRAL, 1507-1517; a dissertation by Jane Van Nimmen; project files containing notes and printed material relating to proposed films "John Brown: A Conscience Aroused," 1974-1979, "Early Art Along the Ohio," 1975, and "The Life of Isaiah Thomas," 1977;
Scope and Contents
project files containing notes, drafts of manuscripts, photogaphs, and printed material relating to publications DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF ART (Vol. 3), "Sinner, Will You Come to the Highlands of Heaven?," 1975, "Hymns on Stone: Lithographs of the Jacksonian Era," 1946, THE TRIUMPH OF ART FOR THE PUBLIC, 1968-1969, "Pictures to Serve the People," 1971-1975, THE ART OF ALL NATIONS, 1974-1978, and THE EXPANDING WORLD OF ART, 1966-1986; clippings, 1923-1986; printed material; lecture slides; and 4 reels of microfilm of works of art.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Correspondence and writings, ca. 1947-1982.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian, educator, and writer; Washington, D.C., Georgetown, Me. Died 1987.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Items on reel 2814 donated by Holt, 1982. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1988-1991 by her daughter, Elizabeth Holt Muench, and her brother, John A. Gilmore.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Women art historians Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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