Query: Art treasures in war -- France
James J. Rorimer papers
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.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.rorijame for Art treasures in war -- France
Thomas Carr Howe papers
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.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.howethom for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with Jason Berger
Creators:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 January 12-1980 February 1
Size:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files (2 hr., 5 min.), digital, wav file)
47 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.berger79
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Jason Berger, conducted 1979 January 12 and 1980 February 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.berger79 for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with Avel De Knight
Creators:
De Knight, Avel, 1921-1995
Ghent, Henri, 1926-
Dates:
1968 July 22
Size:
43 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.deknig68
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Avel De Knight conducted 1968, by Henri Ghent, for the Archives of American Art.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.deknig68 for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan
Creators:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-
Adamson, Glenn
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2006 May 20-June 5
Size:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 compact discs (6 hr., 9 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
116 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.saylan06
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Merryll Saylan conducted 2006 May 20-June 5, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, England.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.saylan06 for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with Betty Woodman
Creators:
Woodman, Betty, 1930-2018
Perreault, John, 1937-2015
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2003 April 22 and 29
Size:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.), digital wav)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.woodma03
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Betty Woodman conducted 2003 April 22 and 29, by John Perreault, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York, New York.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.woodma03 for Art treasures in war -- France
Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers
Creators:
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff
Dates:
1907-1983
Size:
10.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ritcandr2
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director, professor, writer, and post-World War II Monuments Men Andrew Carnduff Ritchie measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical material, including materials and photographs concerning his military service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the U.S. Army; correspondence, including letters from numerous artists; writings; committee and organization files; exhibition and project files, teaching files; printed material; and photographs, including portrait images of Ritchie taken by Hans Namuth.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.ritcandr2 for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with Helen Marjorie Windust Halper
Creators:
Halper, Helen Marjorie Windust, 1908-1996
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 Sept. 27
Size:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording: (ca. 90 min.), analog.)
28 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.halper94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Helen Marjorie Windust Halper conducted 1994 Sept. 27, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.halper94 for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with James Penney
Creators:
Penney, James, 1910-1982
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 August 21-December 6
Size:
2 Items (sound tape reels (3 hr., 9 min.))
79 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.penney81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of James Penney, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Clinton, New York, on August 21 and December 6, 1981.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.penney81 for Art treasures in war -- France
Oral history interview with Herbert Gentry
Creators:
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1991 May 23
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
31 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.gentry91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Herbert Gentry conducted 1991 May 23, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.

Digital Content Available

Loading...
in AAA.gentry91 for Art treasures in war -- France
149 records — Page 1 of 15