Overview: These materials of abstract expressionist artist Alfonso Ossorio and his partner Ted Dragon contain correspondence with family and friends (including many well-known artists), photographs of Dragon and Ossorio and their circle of friends, as well as their estate in East Hampton, "The Creeks." Also included are Ossorio's materials from his time as a Harvard undergraduate and records detailing Ossorio's work with conifers.
Overview: These papers of Fogg Museum director Edward Waldo Forbes document his administration of the museum and a wide range of personal and professional activities and interests. The bulk of the collection dates from 1909 to 1944. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, including a series of correspondence with art dealers, and also include photographs, reports, expedition field notes and journals, printed material, newspaper clippings, blueprints, meeting minutes, letters of recommendation,...
Overview: This collection includes the meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial records of the Boston Committee of Sauvegarde de l'art Français ("Protection of French Art") from the years 1925-1938. Also included are maps, floor plans, publicity and notes of the French town of Larressingle, which this committee raised money to purchase and restore.
Overview: 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.
Overview: This collection consists of family papers generated by Mary Tallmadge Trevor Winthrop and her daughters Emily Winthrop Miles and Kate Winthrop Morse. A large scrapbook dates from 1892-1895, while additional papers span 1928 - 1963. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, event programs, copyright forms, and a small collection of "fairy letter" booklets.
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,...
Overview: These papers of Charles Herbert Moore, first director of the Fogg Museum, document his administration of the museum and the development of its early collection. The papers date from 1894 to 1910 and consist of sent and received correspondence, invoices, and shipping documents.
Overview: This collection contains teaching materials and student works from the Harvard University Department of Fine Arts from 1899-1948. Materials include notes, works on paper, and sample course exercises.
Overview: Photographs, drawings, paintings, course notes, albums, journals, and research papers documenting Henry Edwards Scott Jr.’s education at Harvard and subsequent teaching career.