This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Joseph Chang, Curator, c. 1997-2010. Topics include exhibition development, object research, collection management, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, proposals, scripts, label texts, floor plans, object information, object photographs, and related materials. Some files pre-date Chang's tenure and were likely acquired from …
Irving Marantz papers
Correspondence; 540 letters and postcards received, 1933-1972, from Charles Brady, F. W. Hayman Chaffey, Aristodemos Kaldis, and many others; photographs; catalogs; publicity material; clippings; an inventory of Chinese works of art purchased by Marantz in the 1930's; and miscellany. Also included is a scrapbook, 1947-1970, containing correspondence, clippings, catalogs, and photographs.
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Harold P. Stern, assistant in research, 1951-1958; Associate Curator, 1958-1961; Curator of Japanese Art, 1961-1962; Acting Assistant Director, 1962; Assistant Director, 1963-1971; and Director, 1971-1977; and Ann Yonemura, Museum Specialist, 1976-1979; Assistant Curator, 1979-1990; and Associate Curator, 1990- . Topics include lectures, research, outreach, administration, and professional activities. Both Stern …
This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Jenny F. So, Associate Curator, 1990-1996; Curator, 1996-1998; and Senior Curator, 1998-2000. Topics include exhibition development, collection management, research, fund raising, outreach, publishing, and professional activities. A small amount of material was created by other staff, including Jan Stuart, Assistant Curator and Curator …
Wang Fangyu Papers
Papers, 1942-1997, and undated, chiefly in Chinese, a small portion photocopies, including: about 70 letters received, 1964-19997, from friends and colleagues; manuscript drafts and research notes; printed material, including exhibition catalogues and articles written by Wang and others; a few snapshots of Wang and friends, and approximately 1,00 still photographs, 500 35mm slides, 80 color transparencies, and …
Alexander Coburn Soper Typescript
Offprints of articles by Sherwood F. Moran compiled by Alexander Coburn Soper, accompanied by photographs, a reproduction, and Soper's introduction typescript, assembled in preparation for an unpublished book of Moran' writing entitled "Studies in Japanese Art Treasures."
Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez Collection
1 Item (newspaper clipping)
1 Item (museum catalog)
Photographs and a newspaper clipping, ca 1945-1972, documenting the Chinese art collection of Captain and Mrs. Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez, formed substantially during the 1945-1949, while Luboshex served in the Department of State. Documented are works dating from the Neolithic (ca. 5000-ca. 1500 B.C.) to the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912); and a catalog of artworks …
Professional Activity Files
This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and research of Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, and Senior Research Scholar, 1987-2001. Lawton's specialty was ancient China. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, collection inventories, images of objects, research materials, conference materials, postcards, floor plans, interview transcripts, and related materials.
A.W. Bahr Papers
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
James Cahill Papers
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.