John D. Morse papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.morsjohn
Creators:
Morse, John D., 1906-
Dates:
1951-1960
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters; and research material for OLD MASTERS IN AMERICA (1955).
Scope and Contents
REEL 865: Material compiled in preparation for OLD MASTERS IN AMERICA (Rand McNally, 1955) " a practical guidebook" to the paintings of 40 European "old masters" in American and Canadian art museums. Copies of 4 form letters sent by Morse; 160 letters, 1951-1954, from the museums, some galleries, and some private collectors; and completed questionnaires which list the paintings and usually their dimensions and dates. [Questionnaires have not been filmed as they contain info. found in the publication.]
Scope and Contents
REEL 3161: Four letters received, 1958-1960, including a letter from Morse's cousin, Ruth Sperry regarding his mother, and letters from Edward Hopper, Byron Browne and William Zorach regarding articles by Morse in ART IN AMERICA.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Writer, editor; Sarasota, Florida.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 865 & 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 865 donated 1959 by John D. Morse; material on reel 3161 donor is unknown.

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, European Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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