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Basil Taylor correspondence with Paul Mellon

 Collection
Call Number: S006
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of correspondence between Basil Taylor, Paul Mellon, and his advisors, including curator John Baskett, regarding the development of Mellon's British art collection. The correspondence provides insight into Mellon’s collecting habits, and it documents the friendship and working relationship between Taylor and Mellon.
Dates: 1959-1975

Collection of Audio and Video Recordings on the Yale Center for British Art

 Collection
Call Number: A006
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of audio and video material about the Yale Center for British Art that has been created by other entities. Highlights of the collection include media about the opening of the Center, documentaries from television and public radio related to the Center and its exhibitions, and the film “Something to Brighten up the Morning” about Paul Mellon's horse Mill Reef.
Dates: 1972-1999

Collection of Mellon Family and Yale Center for British Art-related Publications

 Collection
Call Number: A010
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of publications related to the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon, the Mellon family, and Louis I. Kahn that have been published by entities other than the Yale Center for British Art or the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Dates: 1965-2013

"Conserving the Yale Center for British Art" film recordings by Zach Bjork

 Collection
Call Number: A004
Scope and Contents: This collection of recordings by Zack Bjork consists of the interviews, footage, music, and final twelve-minute film he created in conjunction with museum staff in 2016 about the conservation of the Yale Center for British Art. The documentary provides insight into the architecture of the Center’s iconic building designed by Louis I. Kahn, the recently completed building conservation project, and the relationship of the building to the Center's permanent collections.
Dates: 2016

Constance Clement collection of Yale Center for British Art photographs and negatives

 Collection
Call Number: A002
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of photographs and negatives created between 1970 and 1998 that relate to the formation, use, and renovation of the Yale Center for British Art. It includes photographs of the building’s construction and public use, original building plans and elevations, and images of architect Louis I. Kahn on site. It also includes photographs of programs, events, and staff.
Dates: 1971-2011

Jack Brown scrapbook

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Call Number: A005
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Jack Brown, the first Librarian at the Yale Center for British Art. It includes chronologically arranged newspaper articles, press releases, and correspondence from 1964-1969. Also included are articles about the exhibition of Paul Mellon’s British art collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (1965), his gift of artwork to Yale (1966), the appointment of Jules Prown as Director of the Yale Center for British Art (1968), and the selection...
Dates: January 1, 1964 - December 31, 1969

Jules David Prown collection of Louis I. Kahn Interviews by John W. Cook and Heinrich Klotz

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Call Number: S004
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of verbatim transcripts from the interviews of Louis I. Kahn conducted by John W. Cook and Heinrich Klotz between July 15, 1969 and April 5, 1970. It also includes the hardcover book produced from these interviews: “Louis I. Kahn in Conversation: Interviews with John W Cook and Heinrich Klotz, 1969-1970” edited by Jules David Prown and Karen E. Denavit, published in 2014, and signed by both editors on April 15, 2015.
Dates: 2015

Jules David Prown Interview by Alessandra Latour recording

 Collection — Box: 987
Call Number: S014
Scope and Contents: This collection comprises two audio cassette tape recordings, as well as their digitized versions, of an interview of Jules David Prown by Alessandra Latour, held in New Haven, Connecticut on June 23, 1982. In the interview, Prown discusses architect Louis I. Kahn and his work.
Dates: June 23, 1982

Jules David Prown interview by Karen E. Denavit manuscript

 Collection — Box: 1280
Call Number: S013
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of the transcript of an interview with Jules Prown by Karen E. Denavit and accompanying color photographs. The interview was conducted at the Yale Center for British art between March 1 and June 26, 2013. In it, Prown discusses his family, education, and time as Director of the Center. Prown edited the interview and wrote a brief introduction, which is included in this manuscript.
Dates: March 1, 2013 - June 26, 2013

Jules David Prown Interviews by Jack Meyers

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Call Number: S015
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of three interviews with Jules David Prown conducted on separate days in September 2004 by Jack Meyers when he worked in the Office of the Provost. The interviews cover the establishment of the Yale Center for British Art, as recollected by Jules Prown.
Dates: September 2004

Jules David Prown Oral History Project recordings and transcripts

 Collection — Box: 807
Call Number: S012
Scope and Contents: The project includes a paper transcript and recordings of the Jules David Prown Oral History Project. For the project, information analyst Karen E. Denavit interviewed Prown about his family, professional life, and travels. Particular attention is paid to Prown's interactions with Paul Mellon in the years 1968-1977, while the Yale Center for British Art's building and design were being decided.
Dates: March 12, 2013 - June 26, 2013

Kevin Owens Watercolors of the Yale Center for British Art

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Call Number: S003
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of thirteen watercolors showing different scenes at the Yale Center for British Art, including views of the building's exterior and of sculptures inside it.
Dates: undated

Meyers Family Copy of National Geographic Magazine Issue on the National Gallery of Art

 Collection — Box: 875
Call Number: S017
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of a special edition reprint of National Geographic magazine from March 1967 with the headline “The National Gallery after a Quarter Century by John Walker, Director, National Gallery of Art.” It is 38 pages in length and includes color photographs. Paul Mellon and the Mellon family feature prominently within the magazine’s articles.
Dates: March 1, 1967

Paul and Rachel Mellon Dealer files

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Call Number: S008
Scope and Contents: The Dealer files contain records relating to the purchase of books and artwork, including prints, drawings, sculpture, and paintings, by the Paul Mellon family. The records are composed of correspondence and invoices between various dealers and Paul Mellon. Many files include detailed provenance, biographical and conservation information as well as photocopied exhibition catalogs. There are records pertaining to artwork found at the Yale Center for British Art, the National Gallery of Art...
Dates: 1933-1997

Paul Mellon Brick House photographs

 Collection — Box: 716
Call Number: S005
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of 126 8x10 color photographs taken of the Brick House, Paul Mellon’s personal gallery on his property in Virginia. The photographs detail both the collection of work amassed within the gallery and the exterior of the house. The photos are attributed to Steven Tucker. They are believed to have been taken in the 1980’s and sent to the Yale Center for British Art in 2001 for use in the exhibition catalogue “The Paul Mellon Bequest: Treasures of a Lifetime.”
Dates: 1980s

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art newsletters

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Call Number: A007
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of the biannual newsletters for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art from the charity’s inaugural issue in December 1995 to May 2017.
Dates: 1995-2017

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Publications

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Call Number: A008
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of a run of publications by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art from 1966 to 2014.
Dates: 1966-2014

Paul Mellon correspondence with E. Bartlett Barnes

 Collection — Box: 1124
Call Number: S007
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of correspondence between Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and E. Bartlett Barnes (1908-1994). Mellon often included in his correspondence information about accomplishments and news notes for the Yale ’29 alumni column, which was written by Barnes. There is correspondence about “The Mountain Club,” of which Mellon was a member at Yale, and newspaper clippings about Mellon’s donation of art to the National Gallery (September 30, 1995). There are also significant materials related...
Dates: 1991-2001

Paul Mellon notebooks

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Call Number: S009
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of three notebooks created by Paul Mellon for a “Pictorial Art” class at Yale University during his undergraduate studies (1925-1929). The notebooks include Mellon’s professor’s course material on pictorial art, pictures of artwork, and Mellon’s handwritten notes. The notes include Mellon’s critiques and analyses of the artworks, which span from ancient to contemporary.
Dates: 1925-1929

Yale Center for British Art Advancement and External Affairs Department records

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Call Number: A012
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of the Advancement and External Affairs department records from 1966 to 2015. A major component is related to exhibitions held at the Center; this includes flyer designs, invitations, videos, brochures, press clippings, bookmarks, rack cards, visitor reports, and photographs. There are also records related to Friends of British Art. Public relations documetnation accounts for much of the collection.
Dates: 1966-2015