Charles Henry Hart papers
The papers of Philadelphia art historian and writer Charles Henry Hart date from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918, and measure 6.1 linear feet. Found within the papers are correspondence, subject files, scattered personal business records, a file of images of art work, notes and writings, and printed material. The subject files include letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners.
Makler Gallery records
The records of Philadelphia's Makler Gallery measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1989. The collection comprises business records containing some printed material, correspondence, and financial records; printed material that include issues of Prometheus, a newsletter published by the gallery; photographic materials documenting the gallery's exhibitions and events, as well as works of art by Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Camille Bombois, David Smith, and others; and three scrapbooks containing material regarding the gallery's activities and history from 1959 to 1973.
Raymond L. Stehle papers relating to Emanuel Leutze
Handwritten notes by Leutze describing his 1861 mural in the United States Capitol Building Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way (also known as Westward Ho!), 9 p.; and a 3 p. typescript, "Aus Berliner Kunstausstellungen," by Rudolf Klein, regarding portraits by Leutze, ca. 1910.
Carl Zigrosser papers
Personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.
George Catlin manuscripts and drawings
Writings, notes; drawings of ships, submarines, and parts of sailing vessels; a rough draft of an essay on the Steamship Slipper, and an incomplete essay addressed to the Consular Agency of the U. States of America...Belgium.
Letter to Sally (Sara) Coombe
To "My Dear Sally," presumably his sister Sarah, Aug. 17, 1770, mentioning Benjamin West's villa on the Thames and hoping that she has seen the portrait that Benbridge painted of him.
Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection
Peale, Harriet Cany, ca. 1800-1869
This collection of papers measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from circa 1820-1932, and provides scattered documentation of the lives of painter Rembrandt Peale and his wife Harriet. There are seven letters from Peale which discuss his Patriae Pater portrait of George Washington and his subsequent attempts to gain a commission from Congress for his equestrian portrait of the first president, as well as illuminating his opinion on patronage for the arts. The collection also contains a copy of Peale's lecture on "Washington and his Portraits," a page with drawings of Roman coins by Peale, two codicils to Harriet Peale's will, printed material including a pamphlet for Peale's The Court of Death and a catalog of sale for Harriet Peale's estate, and photographs of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale.
Oral history interview with William P. Daley
Drutt, Helen Williams
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
An interview of William P. Daley conducted 2004 August 7-December 2, by Helen W. Drutt English, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
Washington National Cathedral Stained Glass Formulae Collection
This collection consists of chemical formulae developed by Lawrence Saint for use in his stained glass work at the Washington National Cathedral. There are supporting samples, records, and notes.
Horace Pippin notebooks and letters
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of three notebooks, notebook fragments, and two letters written by African American primitive painter Horace Pippin. The three notebooks and notebook fragments contain Pippin's World War I memoirs written in the 1920s, one of which is illustrated by Pippin with six drawings of war scenes. Two letters are dated 1943 and circa 1943. One of the letters is written to "Dear Friends" and begins with "life story of art."; the other is written to dealer Robert Carlen about showing his painting Domino [Game] Players.