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Oral history interview with Eugene V. Thaw, 2007 October 1-2

Interviewee:
Thaw, Eugene Victor, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Offner, Richard  Search this
Simon, Norton  Search this
Ketterer, Norbert  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Rousseau, Theodore  Search this
Shapiro, Meyer  Search this
Franka, Gunther  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Landau, Jack  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Matisse, Pierre  Search this
Meiss, Millard  Search this
Held, Julius Samuel  Search this
Vavala, Evelyn Sandberg  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
E.V. Thaw & Co  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
Pollock-Krasner Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13687
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274662
AAA_collcode_thaw07
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_274662

John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Harvey, George W.  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth L.  Search this
Cranch, John  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
University of Oregon  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
University of Massachusetts  Search this
Type:
Reviews (documents)
Sketches
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Lectures
Notes
Essays
Photographs
Topic:
Art  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209844
AAA_collcode_hatcjohn
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209844
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John Davis Hatch papers

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Names:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) -- Students  Search this
University of Massachusetts -- Faculty  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910  Search this
Harvey, George W., 1855-  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Date:
1790-1995
Summary:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

Scattered biographical materials include an invitation to the Hatch's anniversary party in 1964, short biographical sketches and resumes, certificates, report cards, a silhouette of the Hatch Family circa 1904, and a typecript of a diary written by Olivia Hatch as a child.

Correspondence includes professional correspondence between Hatch and colleagues; letters from family and friends; and some materials regarding exhibitions from the Hatch Collection. The bulk of correspondence spans Hatch's professional career although there are scattered letters from 1915-1943 from Hatch to his parents. Also found are letters addressed to an unidentified "Henry." Correspondence is also found in the research files.

Personal business and financial records consist of inventories, bills, receipts, and other records for artworks purchased, loaned, or donated by Hatch. Also found are records from the J. D. Hatch Associates Cultural Consultants, a draft of Hatch's will, stock and tax materials, and travel papers and passports.

Scattered diaries and journal fragments and a transcript date from 1925-1965. Thirteen "Daily Reflection Journals" date from 1975-1987.

Research files on artists and subjects are extensive, comprising one-half of the collection. Files are varied and may include primary research materials, correspondence, printed materials, notes, and writings. Some of the artists' letters and other materials dated from 1790-early 1800s may have been purchased by Hatch. Among many other items, there is an illustrated letter written by Oscar Bluemner and photographs of Bluemner; primary research materials dating from the early 1800s on John Vanderlyn including a will, receipts, and correspondence; a letter from Rembrandt Peale dated 1830, and an autograph letter from John Trumbull dated 1790. Also found is an index card file.

Organization files contain files and records related to Hatch's affiliations with many cultural organizations. A small amount of teaching and education files consist of Hatch's notes and lectures from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts, and from his continuing education courses he took at St. John's College. Writings and notes include short essays by Hatch, mostly concerning art, exhibitions and museum administration; book reviews; general notes, lists, and reports.

Printed Materials are comprised of exhibition catalogs and announcements, including those from the American Drawing Annual in the 1940s-1950s; printed articles annotated by Hatch; clippings; pricelists; and published works.

A small number of photographs are of Hatch, some by Dorothy Frazer; of his family and friends; and of artists. The bulk of the photographs are of works of art including those owned by Hatch.

Artwork includes two sketchbooks - one by Kenneth Callahan and another by Lloyd McNeill; and additional drawings and sketches by Julian Scott, Henry Kirke Browne, Kenneth Callahan, Ezra Clark, John Cranch, Jasper Francis Crospey, F. O. C. Darley, C. H. Granger, Seymour J. Guy, George Harvey, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman, as well as unsigned or illegible names.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.

Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.

Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Separated Material:
Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Davis Hatch 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:
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatcjohn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatcjohn

St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.). Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Gallery [Folder]

Additional name:
Mitchell Art Gallery  Search this
St. John's College. Art Gallery  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Annapolis (Md.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98771

Space & place : mapmaking East and West : four hundred years of western and Chinese cartography from the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, and the collection of Leonard & Juliet Rothman / by Cordell D.K. Yee ... [et al.]

Title:
Space and place
Mapmaking East and West
Author:
Yee, Cordell D. K. 1955-  Search this
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Rothman, Leonard  Search this
Rothman, Juliet  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
China
Date:
1996
Topic:
Cartography  Search this
Call number:
GA190 .S65 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_888210

Arnold Geissbuhler : retrospective, March 29 - April 27, 1987 / [introduction, Mirande Dupuy]

Author:
Geissbuhler, Arnold 1897-1983  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Geissbuhler, Arnold 1897-1997  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill., port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Call number:
N6537.G427 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794572

Reflections on nature : small paintings by Arthur Dove, 1942-1943 / Charles C. Eldredge ; foreword by Inez S. Wolins ; introduction by Novelene Ross

Author:
Eldredge, Charles C  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield 1880-1946  Search this
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Wichita Art Museum  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Subject:
Dove, Arthur Garfield 1880-1946  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Call number:
N40.1.D72 E43 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524516

Retablos : Mexican folk icons from the collections of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Peters : [exhibition] January 15-February 15, 1983

Author:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Peters, Joseph P Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1983
[1983]
Topic:
Votive offerings  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Call number:
ND1432.M6 S14 1983
ND1432.M6S14 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408693

American paintings, drawings & sculpture

Title:
American paintings, drawings and sculpture
Author:
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Ganz, Jo Ann Art collections  Search this
Ganz, Julian Art collections  Search this
Crispo, Andrew J  Search this
Landon, Henry C. 1924- Art collections  Search this
Zaret, Hy  Search this
Riklis, Judith  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bank of America  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
343 p., [10] folded leaves : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2008
C2008
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .A45 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910309

Racing Odysseus : a college president becomes a freshman again / Roger H. Martin

Author:
Martin, Roger H. 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Martin, Roger H. 1943-  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 262 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
College presidents  Search this
Adult college students  Search this
Cancer--Patients  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936853

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