Query: Art treasures in war -- Germany
Denys Peter Myers papers
Creators:
Myers, Denys Peter, 1916-2003
Dates:
1945-1951
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.myerdeny
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Administrative records pertaining to Denys Peter Myer's WWII service including war damage reports of the Wurzburg Residence in Germany that he was tasked to inspect, and seven essays written by Myers while at Columbia University on the subject of art history.

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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.

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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.

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Oral history interview with Hans Barschel
Creators:
Barschel, Hans Joachim, b. 1912
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 September 14
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (2 hrs., 1 min.), analog)
50 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.barsch94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Hans Joachim Barschel conducted 1994 September 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Oral history interview with Robert Noel Blair
Creators:
Blair, Robert N. (Robert Noel), 1912-2003
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 November 30-1995 August 27
Size:
2 Items (sound cassettes (2 hrs.), analog.)
66 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.blair94
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Robert Blair conducted 1994 November 30-1995 August 27, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Oral history interview with Ruth Adler Schnee
Creators:
Schnee, Ruth Adler, 1923-
Schnee, Anita
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2002 November 24-30
Size:
159 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.schnee02
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Ruth Adler Schnee conducted 2002 November 24-30, by Anita Schnee, at the artist's home in Southfield, Michigan, for the Archives of American Art as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

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S. Lane Faison papers
Creators:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Dates:
1922-1981
bulk 1950-1976
Size:
5.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.faislane
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian and Monuments Man S. Lane Faison measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981, bulk from 1950-1976. Faison was an art history professor at Williams College, Massachusetts and, during World War II, he was a member of the Art Looting Intelligence Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. The collection includes scattered correspondence; writings; teaching files; subject files on exhibitions and projects; artists files; and printed materials. There are two folders of documents and photographs related to Faison's World War II work in the U.S. Art Looting Intelligence Unit.

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Oral history interview with Robert S. Neuman
Creators:
Neuman, Robert S.
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1991 May 1-June 19
Size:
106 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.neuman91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Robert S. Neuman conducted 1991 May 1-1991 June 19, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Oral history interview with Heinz Warneke
Creators:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1982 November 8
Size:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.warnek82
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Heinz Warneke conducted 1982 November 8, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Oral history interview with Wolf Kahn
Creators:
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-2020
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1977 Nov. 28-1978 Jan. 6
Size:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
169 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.kahn77
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview with Wolf Kahn, conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in his New York City studio, on November 28, 1977 and January 16, 1978.

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