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Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965



  • Existence: 1878 - 1965

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Bernard and Mary Berenson papers

Collection Identifier: BER -8
Scope and Contents:

The papers contain for both Mary and Bernard Berenson biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and writings, both published and unpublished. There is also an extensive file of "Berensoniana," writings about Berenson and Villa I Tatti, but excluding reviews of publications. The papers are organized into seven series: I. Biographical, II. Collections, Villa I Tatti, and Harvard, III. Diaries, IV. Correspondence, V. Research and Writings, VI. Berensoniana, and VII. Photographs.

Exhibition Records of the Harvard Art Museums, 1905-2008

Collection Identifier: HC 6
Overview: These records were created by museum staff in the course of planning and installing exhibitions. They pertain primarily to exhibitions held in the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, but they also include materials related to traveling or off-site exhibitions. The records date from 1905-2008 and include correspondence on a wide range of topics, exhibition proposals, photographic prints and negatives, object lists, loan forms, press releases, clippings,...

Letter and translated inscription from Paul J. Sachs, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., August 9, 1933

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 33Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:PJS 1933.08.09
Scope and Contents:

Typescript and handsigned letter on professional letterhead to Mildred Bliss with enclosed Greek translation of inscripton to be dedicated to Beatrix Farrand in the Dumbarton Oaks Green Garden.

Letter from Barbara Sessions, 2 Brookside Avenue, Claremont, N.H. to Robert Woods Bliss, June 25, 1943 Digital

File — Box: H, Folder: 2, item: 8Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H2:Sessions 1943.06.25
Scope and Contents: Typescript copy of a letter written in longhand sent from Barbara Sessions, Dumbarton Oaks Librarian, to Robert Woods Bliss responding to his letter about her health and return to Dumbarton Oaks for the fall term. She says it touches her that he and the other members of the Board [Administrative Committee] have been thinking of her. She feels that rate of progress of recovery from her illness does not securely promise a return to full usefulness when the new term begins. She believes she can...

Letter from Paul J. Sachs, Dumbarton Oaks Administrative Committee to Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, April 10, 1948

File — Box: D: 5, Folder: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:PJS 1948.04.10
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Letter from Paul Sachs, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. to Mrs. Bliss, July 18, 1933

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 32Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:PJS 1933.07.18
Scope and Contents:

Handwritten and signed letter on professional letterhead. Paul Sachs suggests to Mildred Bliss two individuals, Dr. Kenneth Conant and Joseph Coletti along with their contact information to provide distinguished lettering for the Beatrix Farrand inscription in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Green Garden. Dr. Kenneth Conant, c/o The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge and Joseph Coletti, 729 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.

Letter from Robert Woods Bliss, 2750 Que Street N.W., Washington, D.C. to Barbara Sessions, Claremont, N.H., June 14, 1943 Digital

File — Box: H, Folder: 2, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H2:RB 1943.06.14
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Barbara Sessions, Librarian at Dumbarton Oaks, sharing his and Mildred Bliss' distress that Barbara needed to go to the hospital after arriving in Claremont, New Hampshire. He expresses their concern was lessened after hearing she had been out and about. They hope to receive glowing accounts of her "diggings" and to learn that the change of scene and air was beneficial. He mentions that during a recent meeting of the Administrative...

Letter from Ruth E. Barthly, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. to Mrs. Bliss, August 31, 1933

File — Box: B: 1, Folder: 40Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:REB 1933.08.31
Scope and Contents:

Handwritten and signed letter on professional letterhead from Ruth E. Barthly, secretary, on behalf of Professor Paul J. Sachs, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professor Sachs suggests Mildred Bliss write to Professor Alston Chase offering compensation for inscription work. Ruth Barthly explains that the man Mr. Warner referred to is Mr. George Stout, c/o The Fogg Art Museum.

Papers of Agnes Mongan, 1914-1993

Collection Identifier: SC 1

Correspondence, photographs, writings, and other papers of Agnes Mongan, Curator of Drawings at Harvard's Fogg Museum and the first woman director of a major art museum in the United States.

Papers of Dorothy Adlow, 1923-1969

Collection Identifier: A-138

Scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, etc., of Dorothy Adlow, art critic and lecturer.

Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1900-1994

Collection Identifier: HC 3: Personal

These personal papers of Fogg Museum associate director Paul J. Sachs document his involvement with the Fogg, his academic career, publishing projects, collection of art objects, philanthropic endeavors, and personal life. The bulk of the collection dates from 1915 to 1958. Included are: financial records, correspondence, certificates, diplomas, object lists, photographs, newspaper and journal clippings, valuations, and speech transcripts.

Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005

Collection Identifier: HC 3

These papers of Fogg Museum associate director Paul J. Sachs document his administration of the museum, his teaching career at Harvard, and related professional activities. The papers consist primarily of correspondence and also include photographs, printed material, clippings, architectural drawings, reports, financial records, letters of introduction, insurance records, maps, funding appeals, minutes, memoranda, exhibition brochures, page proofs, and press releases.

Records of Paul J. Sachs, 1904-1953

Collection Identifier: HC 3: Address Books

Address books and contact lists of Paul J. Sachs, created while collecting and teaching at the Fogg Museum. These contacts were used for personal use, student referrals, and professional contacts for the museum.


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Art--History 3
Art in universities and colleges 2
Art museum curators 2
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Art dealers--France--Paris--Directories 1
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Cambridge (Mass.)--Social life and customs--20th century 1
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Charities--Massachusetts 1
Class reunions--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Collectors and collecting 1
College art museums--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
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