M. H. De Young Memorial Museum records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mhdeyoun
Creators:
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
Dates:
1894-1971
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
3 letterbooks; photograph albums; and material relating to a proposed exhibition on Jean Varda.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2680-2681: 3 letterbooks contain correspondence, 1894-1903, with T. B. Jackson, Sherman F. Denton, Sarah M. Spooner, Rupert Schmid, Josephine Edwards Capwell, Henry Raschen and others. Notable letters include: Sept. 30, 1897, describing a collection of printed views of San Francisco, 1851-1853, which was sold to the museum; April 20, 1898, mentioning the purchase of photographs by Carleton E. Watkins; and April 2, 1898, concerning earthquake damage to the museum. Photograph albums include a 2 v. set, "California Palace Legion of Honor, Photographs of Paintings in the Fine Arts Buildings," California Midwinter International Exposition, 1894; and 2 containing views of sculpture installations and maquettes.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Material regarding a proposed retrospective exhibition of the work of Jean Varda, 1960-1971. Included are biographical and personal documents; 300 color transparencies and photographs of Varda, of his works, and of his friends; clippings and correspondence between the museum and prospective lenders of Varda's paintings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art museum; San Francisco, California.Founded 1896. Originally named the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2680-2681 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 2680-2681: Originals in: M.H. De Young Museum.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 2680-2681 lent for microfilming 1982 by the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum through Jane Nelson, the librarian. Material on Varda donated 1976 by the museum.

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
Sculpture -- Exhibitions -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Varda, Jean Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raschen, Henry, 1856-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schmid, Rupert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spooner, Sarah M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Capwell, Josephine Edwards Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denton, Sherman F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, T. B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. M. H. De Young Memorial Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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