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Creator:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006  Search this
Subject:
Allied Forces.Supreme Headquarters.Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section  Search this
Williams College  Search this
United States.Office of Strategic ServicesArt Looting Intelligen Unit  Search this
Carnegie International  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of art historian and Monuments Man S. Lane Faison measure 5.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1981, bulk from 1950-1976. Faison was an art history professor at Williams College, Massachusetts and, during World War II, he was a member of the Art Looting Intelligence Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. The collection includes scattered correspondence; writings; teaching files; subject files on exhibitions and projects; artists files; and printed materials. There are two folders of documents and photographs related to Faison's World War II work in the U.S. Art Looting Intelligence Unit.
Citation:
S. Lane Faison papers, 1922-1981, bulk 1950-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of S. Lane Faison conducted on December 14, 1981 by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art's oral history program.
Biography Note:
Samson Lane Faison Jr. (1907-2006) was an art history professor at Williams College and director of the Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts. During World War II, Faison served in the Art Looting Investigation Unit of the Office of Strategic Services, an intelligence unit related to the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Division of the U.S. Army.
Provenance:
The S. Lane Faison papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by S. Lane Faison, Jr. in 4 installments from 1978 to 1982.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Art historians  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8102
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210273
AAA_collcode_faislane
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210273