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Dates:
1960-1961
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Creators:
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966
Dates:
1921-1982
bulk 1943-1950
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rorijame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator and museum director James J. Rorimer measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1982, with the bulk from 1943-1950. The papers include documentation of James J. Rorimer's World War II service in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section of the U.S. Army and his activities protecting historic and cultural sites from bombing, and locating and recovering art work and cultural icons stolen by the Nazis. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, writings include draft versions of Rorimer's book Safe-Keeping or Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War, financial records, photographic materials including a photo album containing photographs of European art work and cultural sites where Rorimer worked, newsclippings and additional printed materials, and one scrapbook of clippings dating from World War II.

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Dates:
1921-1966
Level:
series
Size:
0.7 Linear feet (Box 1-2, 4)
Collection ID:
AAA.rorijame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographic materials include black and white photographs, negatives, and contact prints. Aside from a few travel photographs, the bulk of the series is dedicated to Rorimer's work in the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section during the war. There is one photograph album given to Rorimer from the headquarters of the Office of Military Governme...

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Dates:
1946
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.rorijame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Includes several photographs of Edith Standen and Rose Valland, and one image with Joe Kelleher. There are also a few photographs of Aristide Maillol sculptures being prepared for shipment.

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Dates:
1933-1983
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This subseries includes the letters of Howe's friends, colleagues, fellow Monuments Men, and two relatives (his sister and cousin). Among the Monuments Men correspondents are: S. Lane Faison, P.J. Kelleher, Lamont Moore, Andrew C. Ritchie, James Rorimer, Edith Standen, George Stout, and Rose Valland. There are also letters from prominent members of...

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Dates:
1946
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Includes photographs of Edith Standen and Rose Valland, as well as Aristide Maillol sculptures.

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Dates:
1946
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Includes photographs of Edith Standen, Rose Valland and one photograph of Patrick "Joe" Kelleher.

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Creators:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Dates:
1932-1984
Size:
4.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Thomas Carr Howe papers measure 4.4 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1984. Howe was director of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for nearly 40 years, and he served as one of the Monuments Men in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives (MFAA) Section of the U.S. Army during World War II. The collection documents Howe's MFAA work in Germany and Austria locating and recovering cultural artifacts and artwork stolen by the Nazis. There is significant correspondence with friends and colleagues, as well as fellow Monuments Men such as Samson Lane Faison, Edith Standen, and George Stout. The papers also includes reports, inventories of stolen artwork, maps, annotated photographs, a scrapbook, and photographs. The papers also document Howe's later work at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

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Dates:
1940-1949
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.howethom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

There are many photographs documenting bomb damage to cultural monuments during World War II, mostly in Germany though there are a few in Austria and France; art recovery at the Altaussee salt mines in Austria, as well as the Berchtesgaden and the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany; transportation of famous artwork such as Michelangelo's The Madonna ...

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