William Church Osborn records, 1904-1953.


William Church Osborn records, 1904-1953.

Records consist primarily of correspondence to and from William Church Osborn and relate to all aspects of Museum operations including acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, facilities, fundraising, relations with New York City, personnel and Trustee matters.

1.5 linear feet (5 boxes)

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

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The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a new art reference library, named the Thomas J. Watson Library, was designed by the architectural firm of Brown, Lawford and Forbes in consultation with the Museum. Severud-Elstad-Krueger were the structural engineers; Krey and Hunt were the mechanical engineers. The Library formally opened Jan. 26, 1965. It occupies three floors: the two lower floors comprise s...

Saxe, John Godfrey, 1877-

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Lawyer and politician, who was active in the Democratic Party; served in the New York State Senate, 1911-1912, representing part of New York County. From the description of Scrapbooks, 1907-1946. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 51515552 ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Board of Trustees

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Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948

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Henry Watson Kent served as the first professional librarian of the Grolier Club from 1903 to 1906 and originated its classification scheme. He continued to serve the Club during the following decades through its Library, Publications and House committees, and its Council. From 1906 until his retirement in 1940 Kent was Secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From the description of What I am pleased to call my education : typescript, 1948 / by Henry Watson Kent...

Taylor, Henry Francis, 1903-1957.

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Osborn, Wm. Church (William Church), 1862-1951

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William Church Osborn was a longtime trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art who also served as the institution's Vice President, President and Honorary President. From the description of William Church Osborn records, 1904-1953. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 537884005 ...

Winlock, Herbert E., 1884-1950

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Epithet: Egyptologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x0001a3 Epithet: of the Metropolitan Museum, New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000354.0x00017f ...

Redmond, Roland Livingston, 1892-1982

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Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928

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Dean was an alumnus of City College, Class of 1896, and Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. From the description of Memorabilia, 1910-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155502431 Bashford Dean was an ichthyologist, paleontologist and expert on arms and armor. Dean was a trustee of and affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History from 1903 until his death; he was curator and curator emeritus of fishes and reptiles in the AMNH ...

Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Lee Simonson and his wife, Carolyn Simonson. From the description of Letters, 1928-1962, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155876028 Simonson (1888-1967) was an American scenographer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1909. From the guide to the Papers, 1919-1938., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library) Simonson (1888-1967) was an Amer...

Bach, Richard F. 1888-1968

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Born in 1888, Richard F. Bach became known as a supporter of collaboration between museums and the industrial arts and as an advocate for value of aesthetics in industrial production, a concept he termed "Art in Industry." He received his A.B. from Columbia University in 1909, was the Acting Librarian of Avery Library from 1918 to 1920, and held curatorial and education positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1918 to 1952. During the latter 1940s, Bach corresponded with United Nations E...

Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966

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Museum director and art historian; New York City. Rorimer was the motivating force in the development of the Cloisters. Educated at Harvard University and the Ecole Gory in Paris, his employment by the Metropolitan Museum of Art began in 1927 and continued until his death. He was curator of the Department of Medieval Art (1934-1955), director of the Cloisters (1949-1966) and director and trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1955-1966). During WWII, Rorimer served i...

Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961

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American author who wrote about woodcuts and about the history of books. From the description of Letter, 1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480247 From the guide to the William Mills Ivins letter, 1925, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) William Mills Ivins, graduate of Harvard and Columbia Law School, Curator of Prints and Acting Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, recipient of an honorary degree from Yale in 1946, author of How Prints Loo...

De Forest, Robert W. (Robert Weeks), 1848-1931

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Moses, Robert, 1888-1981

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Robert Moses (1888-1981) was a public official in New York from 1919 to the mid-1970s. He held many offices, of which the most notable among them were: President, Long Island State Park Commission; Chairman, New York State Council of Parks; Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks; New York City Planning Commissioner and Construction Coordinator; and Chairman, New York State Power and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authorities. He was responsible for the construction of many major public pr...