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Mongan, Agnes (1905-1996)



  • Existence: 1905 - 1996-09-15

Found in 7 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for both Mary and Bernard Berenson biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and writings, both published and unpublished.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.

Bernard Berenson correspondence with Agnes Mongan

FOUND IN: Houghton Library
Collection — Volume 1Identifier: 91M-40

Includes transcripts.

Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006

Collection Identifier: HC 5
Overview: These papers of Fogg Museum directors John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan document their administration of the museum and related professional activities. Most of Coolidge's papers were created during his administration, from 1948 to 1968; most of Mongan's papers are from her tenure as acting director and then director (1968 to 1971). The papers consist primarily of correspondence, including Coolidge's correspondence with art dealers, and also include photographs, memoranda, reports, meeting...

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,...

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.

Records of the Window Shop, 1939-2004

Collection Identifier: MC 427

Correspondence, financial records, minutes, etc., of the Window Shop (Cambridge, Mass.), established to offer employment to and raise money for refugees from Germany and Austria during World War II.

Papers concerning Agnes Mongan, 1990-1996

Collection Identifier: SC 12

The collection contains Robert Sennett's correspondence, notes, newsletters, and microcassette interviews of and regarding Agnes Mongan.


Art museum curators 2
Art-Study and teaching-History-20th century 2
Financial records 2
Sound recordings 2
Women in the professions-United States 2
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Women museum curators-United States 2
Advertising--Food 1
African Americans 1
American literature--20th century 1
Americanization 1
Architectural drawings 1
Art historians-Massachusetts-Cambridge 1
Art Museums--Educational Aspects 1
Art Museums--Massachusetts 1
Art Patronage--Massachusetts 1
Art dealers 1
Art historians 1
Art historians-Massachusetts-Cambridge 1
Art in universities and colleges 1
Art in universities and colleges–Massachusetts–Cambridge 1
Art museum directors 1
Art objects, African--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Byzantine--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Indian--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Ancient--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Asian--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, European--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, German--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Islamic--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Medieval--Exhibitions 1
Art objects--Conservation and Restoration--Exhibitions 1
Art objects--United States--Exhibitions 1
Art, American--Exhibitions 1
Art, Italian 1
Art, Modern--20th Century--Exhibitions 1
Art, Modern--21st Century--Exhibitions 1
Art, Renaissance 1
Art--Collectors and Collecting 1
Art--Collectors and collecting. 1
Art--Criticism and Interpretation 1
Art--Exhibition Techniques--History--20th Century 1
Art--Exhibitions 1
Art--Exhibitions--Catalogs 1
Art--Exhibitions--history 1
Art--History 1
Art--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. 1
Art--Study and Teaching--Massachusetts 1
Arts administrators-United States 1
Asia-Social life and customs-20th century 1
Audiotapes 1
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction 1
Business enterprises--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Cambridge (Mass.)--History 1
Cambridge (Mass.)--Social conditions 1
Cambridge(Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 1
Case files 1
Charities--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
College art museums--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
College art museums-Massachusetts-Cambridge 1
Diaries 1
Drawing, French 1
Drawing--Exhibitions 1
Drawing-Study and teaching--History--20th century 1
Drawing-Study and teaching-History-20th century 1
Employee assistance programs 1
Employee fringe benefits 1
Europe-Social life and customs-20th century 1
Exhibitions 1
Exhibitions--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Fogg Art Museum 1
Fund raising 1
Gift shops 1
Harvard University--Museums 1
Immigrants--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Immigrants--United States 1
Interviews 1
Manuscripts for publication 1
Maps 1
Museum loans 1
Museum exhibits--Planning 1
Museum exhibits--United States--History 1
Museums--Massachusetts 1
Museums-Administration 1
Nonprofit organizations 1
Notebooks 1
Old age pensions 1
Oral histories 1
Painting, Renaissance 1
Personnel management 1
Photographs 1
Photography--Exhibitions 1
Political refugees--Employment--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Printing plates 1
Prints--Exhibitions 1
Refugees 1
Renaissance, Italy 1
Research notes 1
Restaurants 1
Scholarships 1
Sculpture, Renaissance 1
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