Busch-Reisinger Museum

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The Busch-Reisinger Museum was founded in 1903 as the Germanic Museum, by Kuno Francke, Professor of German Literature at Harvard. Francke obtained funding from the Busch and Reisinger families to build the present structure, which opened in 1921. In 1930 The Germanic Museum became part of the Fine Arts Department, under the direction of Professor Charles Kuhn. It was renamed the Busch-Reisinger Museum in 1950.

From the description of Records of the Busch-Reisinger Museum 1900-1984 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 234360213

Library discontinued in 1947/7. Books transferred to Fine Arts Library in Fogg Museum of Art and to the Widener Library.

From the description of Library card catalogue, ca. 1900-1947 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973077

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Kuhn, Charles Louis. Papers of Charles Louis Kuhn, 1927-1986. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Backlin-Landman, Hedy. Hedy Backlin-Landman papers, 1961-1977. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Busch-Reisinger Museum. Library card catalogue, ca. 1900-1947 (inclusive). Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum (Harvard University). General information by and about the Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, ca. 1970s. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Busch-Reisinger Museum. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Harvard University collection of reference materials relating to academic departments, research centers, laboratories, etc., ca. 1790- Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Busch-Reisinger Museum. Records of the Busch-Reisinger Museum 1900-1984 (inclusive). Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums
referencedIn Heise, Carl Georg, 1890-1979. Letters received, 1908-1970. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-. Lewis W. Rubenstein papers, 1923-1993. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers, 1953-1960 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Papers of Daniel Robbins and Seymour Slive, 1959-2003 (inclusive), 1971-1982 (bulk) Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Busch-Reisinger Museum : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Bowron, Edgar Peters. Werner Otto Hall : the new Busch-Reisinger and Fine Arts Library addition to the Fogg / by Edgar Peters Bowron. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Robbins, Daniel. Papers of Daniel Robbins and Seymour Slive, 1959-2003. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Harvard University. Art Museums. General information by and about the Harvard University Art Museums. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Harvard Art Museums. Archives. Exhibition Records, 1905-2008. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Biggs, E. Power (Edward Power), 1906-1977. A collection of concert programs and promotional publications about the concert and recording career of E. Power Biggs, organist. Organ Historical Society
referencedIn Harvard Art Museum. Exhibition Records, 1905-2008 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
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associatedWith Backlin-Landman, Hedy. person
associatedWith Biggs, E. Power (Edward Power), 1906-1977. person
associatedWith Bowron, Edgar Peters. person
correspondedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995 person
associatedWith Francke, Kuno. person
associatedWith Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum (Harvard University) corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard Art Museum Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard Art Museums. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Art Museums. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Germanic Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Heise, Carl Georg, 1890-1979. person
associatedWith Homer, William Innes person
associatedWith Kuhn, Charles Louis. person
associatedWith Robbins, Daniel. person
associatedWith Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908- person
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Art museums
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Active 1961

Active 1977

Americans

English

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