Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered general works on the visual arts. Works on the arts in general, including the visual arts, literature, and the performing arts, are entered under Arts.
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 34
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, diaries, estate records, account books, notebooks, deeds, and miscellanea of the Alsop family of Middletown, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers including: Joseph Wright Alsop (1772-1844), Joseph Wright Alsop (1804-1878), Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891), Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953), Mary Alsop Oliver Alsop (1815-1893), Richard Alsop (1726-1776), Richard Alsop (1789-1842), Charles Richard Alsop...
Call Number: MS 83
Overview: Author, diplomat. Diaries, consular papers documenting his service in Italy and miscellaneous personal papers including correspondence with William Dean Howells and Armando Palacio Valdés, notebooks, genealogical materials, subjects files on Maria Bashkirtseff and a few papers of his son, Julian B. Bishop, who died in 1912. William Henry Bishop's diaries, which make up half the collection, are in 127 volumes spanning the years of 1874-1928 and reflect his extensive travels in the United States...
Call Number: MS 1144
Overview: Correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports documenting Crosby's Yale-related work, and his service on various commissions on the arts outside of Yale. The papers record his activities as chairman of the History of Art Department (1947-1953, 1962-1965), as advisor to the Audio-Visual Center, and as curator of Medieval Art at the Yale Art Gallery. His membership on commissions to preserve works of art damaged in World War II, and to foster international exchange programs in the arts is...
Call Number: MS 4
Overview: Correspondence, notebooks, journals, lectures, drafts of articles and books, and other writings of D. Cady Eaton, art historian, social commentator, and professor at Yale. Included are a number of articles of a philosophical and satirical nature written for the New Haven Journal and Courier.
Call Number: MS 287
Overview: Correspondence, genealogical material, account books, and miscellaneous papers of William F. Hopson. The collection contains papers related to his many club activities, including the Acorn Club of Connecticut, Grolier Club, and Rowfant Club of Cleveland.
Call Number: MS 590
Overview: An artificial collection of papers of Yale faculty members and students active in the academic fields of fine arts, literature, history, linguistics, classics, music, and architecture. Correspondence, writings, clippings, notes, photographs, and miscellanea are included.
Call Number: MS 721
Overview: Correspondence, writings, research materials, and other papers of Charles Humboldt (also known as Clarence Weinstock), left-wing editor, poet and critic. Humboldt was variously connected with Art Front, New Masses, Masses and Mainstream, and the National Guardian, and much of the correspondence deals with the policies, finances, and problems of left-wing...
Call Number: MS 301
Overview: Consists of family correspondence, general correspondence, diaries, and memorabilia of the Jarves family. Major family correspondents are James Jackson Jarves, his first wife, Elizabeth Russell Swain Jarves, his son Horatio Deming Jarves, and his second wife Isabel Heyden Jarves. Collection also contains working files of Francis Steegmuller, author of The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves, 1951.
Item — Box 1: , Folder: H.5
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin writes that he cannot advise Heaton on matters of framing, as he has "never yet framed a picture to [his] liking." He offers further praise of Turner's Walls of Rome. He advises against the purchase of his "Venice folios." He concludes: "I am sorry to say I mean't & mean what I say of art to separate it from other pursuits. Music helps religious feelings in thousands. Politics ... are a part of Religion. Pictorial art is too often...
Dates: 1855 mid-February?
Call Number: MS 1056
Overview: Julius Kuhnert's drawings, photographs, and one template of designs for buildings in New York City, Rochester, New York and elsewhere. Included is a photograph of wood carvings in the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University.
Call Number: MS 24
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, financial records, and other papers, principally of John La Farge (1835-1910), American painter, worker in stained glass, and writer; and of his son, Bancel La Farge (1865-1938); and his grandsons, Henry Adams La Farge (1902-1985) and Louis Bancel La Farge (1900-1989). Of special interest is a large file of correspondence between John La Farge and Henry Adams and an unpublished catalogue of La Farge's work by Henry La Farge. The papers of Louis...
Call Number: MS 545
Overview: The papers consist entirely of Mason's diaries and travel journals spanning the years 1907-1973. The sixty-eight volumes of diaries deal chiefly with forestry and give considerable attention to the formulation of national policy on forests in the 1930s. The fifteen travel diaries (1950-1972) record Mason's almost annual trips to Europe and the Far East and are also largely devoted to technical subjects.
Call Number: MS 358
Overview: The principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.
Call Number: MS 871
Overview: The papers consist of published and unpublished writings, correspondence with a small number of acclaimed writers and artists, and handwritten journals kept between 1938 and 2000 that document the career and personal life of Selden Rodman.
Call Number: MSS 46
Overview: The collection comprises letters from John Ruskin to Ellen Heaton, written from 1855 to 1864.
Dates: 1850-1864, bulk 1855-1864
Call Number: MS 993
Overview: The papers consist chiefly of six sketchbooks of drawings and watercolors of Italian scenes and copies of old masters made by Truman Seymour after his retirement to Italy in 1876. Also included are two notebooks from 1885.
Call Number: MS 450
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, lectures, notebooks, diaries, journals, and other material documenting the personal lives and professional careers of the Silliman family, including Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) and Benjamin Silliman, Jr. (1816-1885). Personal material details family life, relationships, social activities, and cultural pursuits. Professional material details the academic and literary interests of the Sillimans, particularly in chemistry, physics, and geology. The evolution...
Dates: 1717-1977, bulk 1717-1911
Call Number: MS 453
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, drawings for posters, bookplates, Christmas cards, and armorial designs for Yale College. Also included is material related to Theodore Sizer's service as an officer in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Important correspondents are Eric Gill, James Lukens McConaughy, Gifford Pinchot, Neal Lawson Lewis and Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers. Also in the papers are grade and attendance books...
Call Number: MS 1108
Overview: Travel journals written by Elizabeth E. Smith on a trip to Europe and the Near East (1883-1885). The copious journals record not only architecture and the arts, but also the daily life and customs of the people whom she observed. Included in the journals are also photographs, prints, newspaper clippings, and drawings, some of them her own. Also in the papers are several of her poems and essays written during the trip.
Call Number: VRC 317
Overview: Eleven leather-bound volumes of mounted, unlabelled architectural photographs documenting a late 19th-century European and Middle East tour of Charles William Romeyn, American architect. Each volume inscribed: “The Charles William Romeyn Collection of Art and Architecture Photographs Presented to the Yale Club Library by His Son Radcliffe Romeyn ‘12S.” Many photographs purchased from professional photographic studies, some with identifying information on the photograph. Of significant interest...
Dates: ca. 1890-1900