Goodyear Archival Collection 1874-1940 1890-1923.


Goodyear Archival Collection 1874-1940 1890-1923.

The Goodyear Archival Collection documents the professional life of the Brooklyn Museum of Art's first Curator of Fine Arts and, according to some, America's first architectural historian. The collection provides information on his curatorial responsibilities at the Museum and traces the progress of his architectural research - research that was partly funded by the Museum but was separate from his role as curator. Materials stem almost exclusively from the years of his tenure at the Brooklyn Museum (1890-1923) although there is some earlier material relating to his scholarly work as well as records created after his death by friends and colleagues regarding posthumous publication of Goodyear's writings and a memorial to Goodyear. There is very little personal information regarding home life and nonprofessional or nonscholarly activities. A few references can be found to family in the collection, such as to his father Charles and his legacy, and obituaries of his wife Kate and cousin Nelson.

67 l.f.


SNAC Resource ID: 8267444

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