Charles Henry Sawyer papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sawychar
Creators:
Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-2005
Dates:
1933-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.8 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, addresses by Sawyer and others, and printed material relating primarily to Sawyer's involvement in the areas of design and crafts, and committees which studied methods of teaching art and the arts in colleges and universities.
Scope and Contents
REELS 644-646: Files on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference, 1946; the American Humanities Seminar, 1958; the Association of Art Museum Directors, 1941-1973; Design as a Function of Management conference, 1951; Ford Foundation Studies and Grants to the Arts, 1948-1963; the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, 1934-1956; the M.I.T. Study Committee for the Visual Arts, 1952-1954; the Museum Publishers Association, 1969-1970; the Salzburg seminar "The Visual Arts in American Life," 1955-1956; the Addison Gallery, 1940-1950; the Worcester Art Museum, 1940-1948; Columbia University Bicentennial; New York State Colleges and Universities; and the American Federation of Arts.
Scope and Contents
Included in the American Humanities seminar file are lists of participants (including Sawyer), correspondence, 8 p. of quotes from participants, texts of addresses, printed articles taken from papers, clippings, and correspondence of Maxwell Goldberg, chairman, requesting suggestions for participants in the 1959 seminar. The Addison Gallery file contains correspondence between Sawyer and Bartlett Hayes, director of the Gallery; a report of the activities of the Gallery during 1946-1947, 2 typescripts concerning its display of Edward Hopper's painting "Manhattan Bridge Loop," Feb. 1940, reports and minutes of the Visiting Committee, 1950-1951, and financial statements.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Files concerning Federal Art Projects in New England, 1933-1937; the Museum of Modern Art, 1940-1941; Andover Committee concerning the Phillips Academy, 1950-1956; "The Arts in Universities," 1955; Visual Art Programs of the Independent Schools Art Instructors' Association, 1946; the Addison Gallery, 1964-1970; the American Craftsmen Council, 1959-1963; the first through fourth Upper Peninsula Crafts and Native Industries exhibits, 1960-1963; and the Conference on Museum Training Programs, 1972.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum director; Ann Arbor, Michigan. Director, Addison Gallery of American Art, the Worcester Art Museum, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art; Professor of Art History at Yale University and member of many committees.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 644-646 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 644-646: Originals returned to Charles Sawyer after microfilming, except reel 644, fr. 509-1071.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 644-646 lent for microfilming 1973 by Sawyer. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Sawyer 1977 and 1985. The 1985 donation included material previously filmed on reel 644, fr. 509-1071.

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 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art in universities and colleges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museum directors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hayes, Bartlett H., 1904-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Addison Gallery of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Craft Council Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Association of Art Museum Directors Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Fogg Art Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Independent Schools Art Instructors Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum Publishers Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Upper Peninsula Crafts Council (Mich.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worcester Art Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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