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Sidney C. Woodward papers

Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Names:
Casson Galleries  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Hind, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1862-1927  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1823-1963
bulk 1915-1932
Summary:
The papers of art critic, editor, and gallery director Sidney Woodward date from 1823 to 1963, bulk 1915-1932, and measure 3.5 linear feet. The majority of the collection consists of personal and professional correspondence and collected letters that pertain to Woodward's relationships with various artists, galleries, and arts organizations. Also included in this collection are two biographical documents; lecture notes and collected writings; printed material including books relating to the topic of art, exhibition catalogs, and newspaper clippings; a few personal photographs and reference photographs of paintings; and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, art reproductions, and printed material from the Casson Galleries.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art critic, editor, and gallery director Sidney Woodward date from 1823 to 1963, bulk 1915-1932, and measure 3.5 linear feet. The majority of the collection consists of personal and professional correspondence and collected letters that pertain to Woodward's relationships with various artists, galleries, and arts organizations. Also included in this collection are two biographical documents; lecture notes and collected writings; printed material including books relating to the topic of art, exhibition catalogs, and newspaper clippings; a few personal photographs and reference photographs of paintings; and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, art reproductions, and printed material from the Casson Galleries.

Artists that Woodward corresponded with and collected letters from include Ernest L. Blumenschein, Harrison Cady, Robert Henri, C. Lewis Hind, Rockwell Kent, John La Farge, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Violet Oakley, Water Pach, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, and Chauncey Foster Ryder, among many others. A significant number of letters in this collection were sent by his brother, marine painter Stanley, during his service in both World Wars.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Correspondence and Collected Letters, 1823-1963 (2.2 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Series 2: Biographical Material, 1918 (1 folder; Box 3)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1880-1940 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1880-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 5: Photographs, 1910s-1940s (4 folders; Box 4)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1920-1940 (0.7 linear feet; Box 5, BV 6-7)
Biographical / Historical:
Sidney C. Woodward (1890-1963) was an art critic and editor in Boston, MA. Woodward collected letters and autographs from notable artists, as well as manuscripts relating to art and theater.

Woodward was born on December 11, 1890, in Malden, Massachusetts, son of Alice E. (Colesworthy) and Frank E. Woodward. He was one of eight children and a twin of Stanley, marine painter and illustrator. Woodward was an art critic and editor for the Boston Post, Boston Herald, and Christian Science Monitor; and gallery director of Casson Galleries, and Irving & Casson's art gallery in Boston, MA.
Provenance:
A portion of the collection was purchased by the Archives of American Art from Sidney Woodward in 1963. Additional material was donated in 1975 by Mrs. Sidney C. Woodward.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Gallery directors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Editors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn
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Correspondence and Collected Letters

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet (Box 1-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1823-1963
Scope and Contents:
Found here is Sidney C. Woodward's personal and professional correspondence and collected letters pertaining to Woodward's relationships with various artists, galleries, and arts organizations.

Included are many letters sent by Sidney's twin brother, Stanley, while he was serving as a Corporal in Field Artillery during World War I and later as an Air Corps captain during World War II. Correspondence with Stanley primarily concerned his painting career, including some post card representations of his work.

Artists that Woodward corresponded with and collected letters include Ernest L. Blumenschein, Harrison Cady, Robert Henri, C. Lewis Hind, Rockwell Kent, John La Farge, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Violet Oakley, Water Pach, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, and Chauncey Foster Ryder, among many others. Notable 19th century letters are written by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, John White Alexander, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Francis Davis Millet, Thomas Moran, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, William Trost Richards, John Singer Sargent, and Thomas Sully.

Also found here is correspondence with arts organizations, schools, and news organizations. This includes the Christian Science Publishing Society, the Erskine School, Frost & Reed, Knoedler & Co., and Robert C. Vose Galleries.

Some photographs of artists are also included in folders of correspondence, including a portrait of Johannes Adam S. Oertel.

See the Printed Material series for additional correspondence pasted into two books, Color and Method in Painting and The Etched Work of Franics Seymour Haden, which also include photographs and added annotations.

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by person or organization name. Names with two or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous alphabetical files. Selected correspondents whose names do not appear in headings are indicated in a note following the folder heading.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn, Series 1
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Box 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material consists of two military records of Woodward's appointment from Private First Class to second lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Reserve Corps, as well as an honorable discharge certificate from the Army of the United States.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn, Series 2
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1880-1940
Scope and Contents:
Found here are manuscripts written by C. Lewis Hind and Elizabeth Robins Pennell, as well as a list of artist letters and miscellaneous writings by Woodward including lecture notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn, Series 3
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 3-4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1880-1963
Scope and Contents:
Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs featuring Stanley Woodward and Casson Galleries exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings of news stories regarding Sidney and Stanley, a World War I Navy recruiting poster catalog, as well as various books relating to the topic of art. Miscellaneous printed material consists of a lecture announcement, a catalog of etching artworks, a high school graduation brochure, and a playbill. Two books, Color and Method in Painting and The Etched Work of Franics Seymour Haden, within this series include inserted letters, photos, and added annotations. See the Correspondence and Collected Letters series for additional letters relating to these works.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn, Series 4
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders (Box 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
Found here are reference photographs of various artworks as well as personal photographs, which include photos of a portrait relief of Augustus Saint Gaudens, Stanley Woodward in a theater production, a Russell Hyde painting class, and a portrait of J. F. Bouchor.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn, Series 5
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Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Box 5, BV 6-7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920-1940
Scope and Contents:
Found here are three bound scrapbooks and one folder of loose scrapbook pages. Two scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings of Woodward's column in The Christian Science Monitor; one scrapbook contains exhibition catalogs and announcements from the Casson Galleries as well as news clippings of art reviews, most of which were written by Woodward; and one scrapbook purchased by Woodward contains letters, autographs, photos, and art reproductions from 78 artists.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodsidn, Series 6
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Applegate, Frank G.

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1925
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Higgins, Eugene

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 98
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
1923
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Higgins, William Victor

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 99
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923
1925
1927-1928
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hind, C. Lewis

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 100
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1919-1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hoffman, Harry Leslie

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 101
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1927
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hoffman, Malvina

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 102
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hopkinson, Charles Sidney

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 103
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hornby, Lester George

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 104
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1923
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Howell, Felicie Waldo

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 105
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1922
1931
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hudson, Charles William

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 106
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
1926
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hudson, Eric

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 107
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
1925
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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B, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1878-1952
Scope and Contents:
Ball, Thomas Watson

Bartlett, Paul Wayland

Bates, Florence M.

Battig, Chas. H

Beach, W. M.

Beal, Reynolds

Beard, William Holbrook

Beaux, Cecilia

Beckwith, Carroll

Bell-Smith, Frederic Marlett

Benson, John P.

Bevin, Alice Conklin

Bissell, S.

Blaney, Dwight

Blashfield, Edwin Howland

Blomfield, James

Bogert, Mrs. George H.

Bone, Muirhead

Boughton, George Henry

Bourne, Gertrude Beals

Brackett, Walter M.

Bradford, William

Breckenridge, Hugh Henry

Brierly, Sir Oswald W.

Briggs, Clare A.

Bristol, John Bunyan

Brown, May Santori

Browne, George Elmer

Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh

Brush, George de Forest

Burdick, Doris

Burgess, John Bagnold

Burgess, Mrs. W. S.

Burgess, R. L.

Burroughs, Bryson
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hughes, Christopher W.

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 108
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1922-1928
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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