John Davis Hatch papers


John Davis Hatch papers


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.



SNAC Resource ID: 6630529

Archives of American Art

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Browne, Henry Kirke. (person)

Clark, Ezra. (person)

Granger, C. H. (person)

University of Massachusetts. (corporateBody)

McNeill, Lloyd. (person)

Scott, Julian (person)

Granger, C. H. (person)

Browne, Henry Kirke (person)

Hatch, John Davis (person)

John Hatch, 1907-1996, art historian, collector, art consultant and museum director. From the description of Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397339 John Davis Hatch was an art historian, collector, art consultant and museum director in 1930s to 1950. Born 1907. Died May 30, 1996. From the description of John Davis Hatch collection on panoramas, circa 1814-1977. (National Gallery of Art Libr...

McNeill, Lloyd (person)

Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986 (person)

Painter; Pacific Northwest; d. 1986. From the description of Kenneth Callahan papers, 1932-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81903297 Painter, muralist, writer and curator; Long Beach, Wash.; d. 1986. From the description of Kenneth Callahan interviews, 1982 Oct. 27-Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007020 Painter; Long Beach, Wash. Died 1986. From the description of Kenneth Callahan interview, 1965 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Cranch, John, 1807-1891 (person)

Portrait painter; Washington, D.C. and Urbana, Ohio. From the description of John Cranch papers, 1831-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576655 John Cranch (1807-1891) was an American portrait painter. A Washington, D.C. native, he was in Italy from 1830-1834, and later worked in New York, Cincinnati, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Sketch book, 1833-1836. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 147439056 ...

Guy, Seymour Joseph, 1824-1910 (person)

Scott, Julian (person)

Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900 (person)

Artist commissioned by the Board of Regents to paint campus and the observatory of University of Michigan. From the description of Sketch book, 1855. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 83658068 From the description of Jasper Francis Cropsey sketch book, 1855. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778263 From the description of Sketch book, 1855. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419312 Painter; New York (N.Y.). ...

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778?-1860 (person)

Rembrandt and Harriet Peale (née Cany) were painters; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale papers, 1824-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81263030 From the description of Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80271418 Peale, from a family of artists, was a portrait, miniature and historical painter. From the description of Notes of the Painting Room. (Winte...

Clark, Ezra (person)

University of Massachusetts (corporateBody)

Darley, Félix Octavius Carr 1822-1888 (person)

American draftsman and illustrator. From the description of Felix Octavius Carr Darley sketchbooks, [ca. 1840-1860]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060713 Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Darley distinguished himself as an illustrator. In 1848, he moved to New York and became successful illustrating the works of Irving and Cooper. After his marriage in 1859, he and his wife moved to Claymont, Delaware. From the description of Mrs. Felix Octavius Car...

St. John's College Annapolis, Md (corporateBody)

Hatch, Olivia Stokes (person)

Olivia Stokes Hatch (née Olivia Egleston Phelps Stokes) was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1908, and attended Bryn Mawr College from 1925 to 1930. Active in the Christian Association, she served a term as president of the Self-Government Association. Her family, an illustrious group, include: her father, Anson Phelps Stokes, a respected theologian and author of Church and State in the United States; her brother, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., the Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts.; h...

Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852 (person)

John Vanderlyn was born in Kingston, New York, where he worked for a print shop; he displayed an early aptitude for art, and was able to study with Archibald Robinson and Gilbert Stuart. Under the patronage of Aaron Burr, Vanderlyn became the first American artist to study in France. He exhibited paintings to popular and critical acclaim in America, France, England, and Italy, returning to America in 1815. He painted portraits of several presidents, and created and exhibited panoramas, including...

Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938 (person)

Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) was a painter from South Braintree, Mass. and Germany. Born in Germany and trained as an architect. Became a painter and moved to the United States in 1892. Became associated with the group of advanced artists associated with Alfred Stieglitz. From the description of Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669909412 Painter; South Braintree, Mass. and Germany. Born in ...

Inman, Henry, 1801-1846 (person)

Painter, portrait painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Henry Inman letter to James McMurtrie, 1841 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355152 From the description of Henry Inman letter to James McMurtrie, 1838 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220209493 Henry Inman (1801-1846), son of William and Sarah Inman, was born in Utica, N.Y. After an apprenticeship with the portrait painter, John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), he became a painter of portra...

Trumbull, John, 1756-1843 (person)

American painter of historical subjects. From the description of ALS : New York, to James Madison, 1823 Oct. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580911 Painter; New York City. From the description of John Trumbull papers, 1787-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557315 John Trumbull (1756-1843) was an American painter and diplomat. From the guide to the John Trumbull papers, 1780-1840, (The New York Public Library...

University of Oregon. Center for Teaching Writing (corporateBody)

The Univeristy of Oregon was established on October 19, 1872 and began classes on October 16, 1876. In 1915 there were 119 professors and instructors; by 1934 that number had grown to over 174 faculty. From the guide to the Faculty bulletins and scrapbooks, 1914-1934, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries) The High School debating league was started by the Oregon Teacher Association. The University of Oregon contributed by publishing th...

Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928 (person)

Artist; painter and printmaker; b. Utica, New York. From the description of Arthur B. Davies collection, 1890-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70972386 Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Arthur B. Davies letters to Sally Lewis, 1919-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647988 ...

Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919 (person)

Painter; Ellenville, New York. E.L. Henry was an American genre artist, specializing in transportation subjects. His career is documented in the book, THE LIFE AND WORK OF EDWARD LAMSON HENRY by Elizabeth McCausland, 1945. From the description of Edward Lamson Henry letter to G.H. Buck, 1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122920 From the description of Edward Lamson Henry letters and envelope, 1869-1872 and [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355078 From...

Harvey, George W., 1855- (person)