Peabody Gallery of Art records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.peabgall
Creators:
Peabody Gallery of Art
Johns Hopkins University. Peabody Institute
Dates:
1860-1972 and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Reels
ca. 1600 items (on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1867-1972, of Peabody Institute officials regarding gallery exhibitions, including artists' and museums' requests for exhibition space and gifts, loans, and purchases of works of art. Correspondents include Robert Aitken, Gaetano Cecere, F. Tolles Chamberlin, Isidore Konti, Albert Laessle, Paul Manship, Walter Pach, Leonce Rabillon, Saul Raskin, Hans Schuler, Charles Watson, Mahonri M. Young, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Charcoal Club, the Maryland Academy of Design, and the School Art League of Baltimore.
Scope and Contents
Also included is a 22 page letter from Frank Blackwell Mayer to George W. Dobbin, 1872, in which he enumerates the requisites for the establishment of an art school. Also includes Provost's reports, reports to the Trustees, submitted by Executive Secretary Louis H. Dielman, annual reports and Gallery of Art committee reports concerning gallery expenditures, acquisitions, and renovations; acquisition records and lists of works of art in the Institute; lists of works deposited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, undated & 1964; records concerning the Art Loan exhibition, 1879; ca. 100 exhibition catalogs and announcements, ca. 1879-1924; printed materials; photographs of the gallery and of works of art; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Established 1866, Baltimore, Md. Founded by George Peabody to improve "the moral and intellectual culture of the inhabitants of Baltimore and ...the State." The institute was to include a research library, lecture series, academy of music and gallery of art. Served as Baltimore's art school and museum until the opening of the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1914 and the Walters Gallery in 1934. To enlarge the space available to the expanding conservatory of music, much of the Peabody collection was transferred to these institutions. Works of art belonging to the Peabody are still exhibited regularly including occasional exhibitions at the Institute.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3311-3314 available at Archives of American Art offices, Peabody Gallery of Art, and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the Peabody Institute after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art patronage -- Maryland -- Baltimore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums, University and college -- Maryland -- Baltimore Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles), 1873-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dobbin, George W., 1809-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eaton, Charles James Madison, 1808-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frick, Frank, 1828- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rabillon, Leonce, 1814-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raskin, Saul, 1878-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rinehart, William Henry, 1825-1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schuler, Hans, 1874-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Charles A., 1857-1923 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cecere, Gaetano, 1894-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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