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Olaf Brauner letters, 1895-1938

Creator:
Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947  Search this
Subject:
Crisp, Arthur  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Sargent, Walter  Search this
Mason, William  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Walker, C. Howard (Charles Howard)  Search this
Spencer, Robert  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
Burroughs, Edith Woodman  Search this
Carlson, John F. (John Fabian)  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Dougherty, Paul  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James)  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward  Search this
Hubbell, Henry Salem  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Washington, Booker T.  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Johansen, John C. (John Christen)  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Pratt, Bela L. (Bela Lyon)  Search this
Macbeth, William  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Topic:
Art museums, University and college  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7188
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209325
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Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Charles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Subject:
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance  Search this
Bing, Siegfried  Search this
Rhoades, Katherine N.  Search this
Campbell, Colin  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Laufer, Berthold  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert),  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin  Search this
Meyer, Eugene  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Platt, Charles A.  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
McCormick, Frederick  Search this
Gellatly, John  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney),  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert),  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph)  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene)  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco  Search this
Campbell, Colin  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Moore, Charles  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley)  Search this
Binyon, Laurence  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11003
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214908
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Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk 1883-1918

Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Subject:
Genthe, Arnold  Search this
Johnston, Frances Benjamin  Search this
Layton, Donna Caffin  Search this
Kennedy, Charles Rann  Search this
Corn, Wanda M.  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Greet, Ben  Search this
Andreyev, Leonid  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Theater  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8566
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210745
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Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Caroline Caffin

Photographer:
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Subject:
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1904
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5148
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Archives of American Art
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Charles Caffin

Photographer:
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Subject:
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5152
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Archives of American Art
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Charles Caffin

Photographer:
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Subject:
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5153
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Archives of American Art
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Painting of Charles Henry Caffin by Howard Hildebrand

Creator:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Subject:
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5159
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Archives of American Art
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Charles Henry Caffin

Photographer:
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Subject:
Caffin, Charles Henry  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1911
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5160
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Archives of American Art
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Scrapbook of Caffin's columns for the 'New York American'

Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1913-1915
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6222
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Archives of American Art
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Charles Henry Caffin papers

Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Names:
Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919. Sorrows of Belgium  Search this
Corn, Wanda M.  Search this
Greet, Ben, Sir, 1857-1936  Search this
Kennedy, Charles Rann, 1871- Servant in the house  Search this
Layton, Donna Caffin  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Photographer:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1883-1973
bulk 1883-1918
Summary:
The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.

Biographical information includes an autograph book, and a transcript and written summary of a 1973 interview with Caffin's daughter, Donna Layton, conducted by Wanda Corn and Deborah Loft concerning Charles Henry Caffin. The two letters found within the papers are written to Caroline Caffin. Printed material consists of play announcements, a play written by Charles Rann Kennedy, and excerpts from a 1974 published book on photography mentioning Caffin.

Photographs are of the Caffin family, including Charles Henry, Caroline, Donna, Freda and Charles's mother Harlet. Also found are photographs of Ben Greet. Notable photographers include Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. There is one scrapbook containing Charles Henry Caffin's articles written for the New York American magazine from 1913-1915.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1915, 1973 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1908, circa 1920, 1973 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1883-circa 1910s (Box 1, 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1913-1915 (Box 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Charles Henry Caffin was born in 1854 in England. After graduating from Oxford University, Caffin served as stage manager for outdoor productions with Ben Greet and His Shakespearean Players. During this time, he met actress Caroline Scurfield, whom he later married and had two daughters, Freda and Donna. Caffin moved to United States in 1892 where he began to write about art, drama, and dance. He was an early supporter of the Photo-Secessionists and American modern art.

Initially, Caffin worked for several years executing murals from designs prepared by other artists for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the new Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Shortly thereafter, however, he began writing for Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes and later Camera Work. He moved to the New York City area and worked as a critic for the New York Evening Post, New York Sun, and later for the New York American. Caffin wrote many books about art, drama, and dance, including Photography as Fine Art (1901), American Masters of Painting (1902), How to Study Pictures (1905), and Art for Life's Sake (1913).

Charles Caffin died in 1918.
Provenance:
Donna Caffin Layton, daughter of Charles Caffin, donated most of the papers in 1974. Stephen D. Rockstroh, Caffin's son-in-law, donated additional material in 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Theater -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.caffchar
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Archives of American Art
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Autograph Book on Leonid Andreyev's The Sorrows of Belgium

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Henry Caffin papers
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Archives of American Art
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Interview Transcript with Donna Layton

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973 February 27
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Ben Greet Play Announcement

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Excerpts from History of Photography by Beaumont Newhall

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972 June 19
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Servant in the House by Charles Rann Kennedy

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Caroline Caffin

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Extent:
(Original housed in Box 3)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901, circa 1905
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Henry Caffin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Caroline, Donna, and Freda Caffin

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Extent:
(Originals housed in Box 3)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Henry Caffin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Charlies Henry Caffin

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Extent:
(Originals housed in Box 3, OV4)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905, circa 1900
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Henry Caffin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Donna and Freda Caffin

Collection Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Extent:
(Originals housed in Box 3)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901, 1905
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Henry Caffin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Henry Caffin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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