Victor Hugo Proetz papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.proevict
Creators:
Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966
Dates:
[ca. 1930]-1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
5 Items
rolled docs
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notebooks, card file, architectural plans, elevations, details, drawings, and designs for chairs, desks, cabinets, picture frames, etc. relating to Proetz's renovation of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Many of the designs and records pre-dating the renovation were evidently used by Proetz in the renovation.
Scope and Contents
Included are 7 notebooks, 1948-1955, recording work; ca. 280 photocopies of designs for furniture, fireplaces, lamps, and other accessories; a card file of American architects; and a file of drawings, notes, and photographs relating to work done for the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; drawings, ca. 1930-1960, including: architectural plans for the renovation; elevations, details, electrical layouts, and proposed furniture for the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hexter, and Joshua S. Cospen; and alterations and additions to the home of George D. Widener.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Architect, interior designer; New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. Proetz was a close friend and associate of the Charles Nagel, the first director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Portrait Gallery 1977-1979.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture -- Designs and plans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interior decoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interior decorators -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) -- Designs and plans Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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