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Henry Adams La Farge papers relating to a catalogue raisonné of works by John La Farge

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 653

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Henry Adams La Farge and others in the course of researching and compiling an unpublished catalogue raisonné of works by the American artist John La Farge. Material includes descriptive text and photographic reproductions of La Farge's works in various media, including oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, glass, and engravings; extensive correspondence files relating to the provenance of works by La Farge; and research and other files consisting of lists, catalogs, slides, photographs, correspondence, notes and other material. The collection documents the scope, history, and provenance of works of art by John La Farge, as well as the process of producing a catalogue raisonné.

Dates

  • 1965-1998

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Henry Adams La Farge Papers Relating to a Catalogue Raisonné of Works by John La Farge is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bam La Farge, 2003.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. John La Farge Catalogue Raisonné Material. II. Sale, Provenance, and Research Material. III. Provenance Correspondence. IV. Other Research and Correspondence Files.

Associated Materials

La Farge Family Papers (MS 24). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

25.39 Linear Feet (47 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.lafarge

Overview

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Henry Adams La Farge and others in the course of researching and compiling an unpublished catalogue raisonné of works by the American artist John La Farge. Material includes descriptive text and photographic reproductions of La Farge's works in various media, including oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, glass, and engravings; extensive correspondence files relating to the provenance of works by La Farge; and research and other files consisting of lists, catalogs, slides, photographs, correspondence, notes and other material. The collection documents the scope, history, and provenance of works of art by John La Farge, as well as the process of producing a catalogue raisonné.

Henry Adams La Farge (1902-1985)

Henry Adams La Farge (1902-1985), grandson of the American artist John La Farge, was an art administrator, historian, and editor. He edited the book Lost Treasures of Europe: 427 Photographs (1946) and compiled a catalogue raisonné of works by John La Farge that was never published.
John La Farge (1835-1910) John La Farge (1835-1910), American painter, muralist, stained-glass designer, and writer.

Processing Information

This collection received a preliminary level of processing, including rehousing, minimal organization, and listing of contents, upon receipt by the Library. In 2007-2008, the contents list was migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards. Further rehousing and description was carried was out in 2012.

As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Formerly classed as: Uncat MSS 581.
Title
Guide to the Henry Adams La Farge Papers Relating to a Catalogue Raisonné of Works by John La Farge
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2007-05-21
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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