Finding Aid for the Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series VIII: University of Pittsburgh Fine Arts Department Files, 1925-1985, undated HCFF.2.8

 Part of the Frick Family Papers

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
 © 2015 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
Title
Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series VIII: University of Pittsburgh Fine Arts Department Files
ID
HCFF.2.8
Date
1925-1985, undated
Extent
16.5 Linear feet  (26 document boxes, 4 oversize boxes and 25 architectural drawings)
Abstract
Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick, helped to establish the Fine Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1920s, and was a major contributor to the Department through the mid-1960s. These files, including correspondence, printed material, notes, photographs, exhibition files, and architectural drawings, document Helen Clay Frick's support of the Department and her relationship with the University.

Preferred Citation

Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series VIII: University of Pittsburgh Fine Arts Department Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Historical Note

Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), devoted much of her adult life to research and education in the field of art history. In 1920, she established the Frick Art Reference Library in New York in memory of her father. Five years later, she provided funds to establish the Fine Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Frederick Mortimer Clapp served as founding head of the Department from 1926 until 1937, at which time he was succeeded by Walter Read Hovey. Virginia E. Lewis, another longtime faculty member, joined the Department in 1934. In addition to providing funds for faculty appointments, Helen Clay Frick also donated money for use in developing the University's Fine Arts Library and loaned pieces from her personal art collection for study and for use in the Department's art exhibition program.

In 1957, the University began discussing the possibility of a new building to house the Fine Arts Department, which Helen Clay Frick had offered to fund. Miss Frick had clear ideas of how the building should look and function, and was involved in all aspects of planning and decorating the new building. The Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, designed by Kenneth B. Johnstone, was completed in 1965, and reflects Helen Clay Frick's preference for art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance.

After forty years of close involvement with the Fine Arts Department, however, friction began to develop between Helen Clay Frick and university administrators. The University's Chancellor, Edward Litchfield, favored replacing Walter Read Hovey as head of the Department, and Hovey left the University in 1966. The University also opposed Helen Clay Frick's wishes regarding the appointment and/or retention of other faculty members, her preferences regarding policies of the departmental library, and her prohibition on the display of modern art within the Department.

This situation made it difficult to recruit new faculty members, and by 1967, relations between Helen Clay Frick and the University of Pittsburgh had reached a breaking point. Miss Frick withdrew all financial support, as well as the many art objects from her personal art collection deposited at the Department for teaching purposes. Having severed ties with the University, she established the Frick Art Museum on the grounds of her Pittsburgh residence in 1970. Much of Helen Clay Frick's personal art collection was installed at the Museum, which was headed by Virginia Lewis until Miss Frick died in 1984.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection, consisting of correspondence, printed material, notes, photographs, exhibition files, and architectural drawings, documents Helen Clay Frick's support of the Department and her relationship with the University. Materials are arranged in three subseries: I. Administrative Files, 1925-1967; II: Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, 1928-1970, undated (bulk 1957-1967); and III. Exhibition Files, 1933-1985, undated.

Subseries I: Administrative Files, 1925-1967, chiefly contains correspondence, but also includes budget information, notes, inventories, photographs, clippings, and other printed material regarding the establishment, administration, and activities of the Fine Arts Department. Files from the 1920s are of particular interest as they contain letters to and/or from prominent art historians and museum curators, as well as university officials during the time of the Department's founding. Correspondents include Richard Offner, Edward W. Forbes, John G. Bowman, Theodore Sizer, Paul J. Sachs, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and Walter Read Hovey. After Clapp's resignation from the University in 1937, Helen Clay Frick corresponded most frequently with Walter Read Hovey and Virginia Lewis about departmental matters, including budgets, course offerings, exhibitions, and special events. To a lesser extent, this subseries also documents Walter Read Hovey's own art collecting activities, and includes several folders of his correspondence with galleries and art dealers dating from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Subseries II: Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, 1928-1970, undated (bulk 1957-1967), contains correspondence, architectural specifications, photographs, printed material, and architectural drawings detailing the construction and administration of the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, which was finished in 1965. These materials document the design process, construction costs, furnishing, landscaping, and maintenance and repair of the building. Included in this subseries are files regarding the acquisition and display of a group of frescoes by the Russian artist Nicholas Lochoff. Files in this subseries also provide insight into Helen Clay Frick's conflicts with University administrators and faculty, as detailed largely through correspondence and clippings. Correspondents in this subseries include professors William C. Loerke and Walter Read Hovey; Dean Frank W. Wadsworth; Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield; Vice Chancellor Charles Peake; Trustees Richard K. Mellon and William H. Rea; National Gallery of Art Director John Walker; and Helen Clay Frick's legal counsel.

Subseries III: Exhibition Files, 1933-1985, undated, documents the exhibition program at the University of Pittsburgh's Fine Arts Department, which was overseen by Virginia Lewis and Walter Read Hovey. Folder contents vary from one exhibition to another, but may contain correspondence, loan documentation, checklists, photographs, notes, catalogs, and clippings. Information given about the exhibition may include the exhibition title, dates, names of organizers and lenders, events in connection with the exhibition, and attendance. Exhibitions vary widely in subject matter from ancient Chinese art to Western contemporary art, as well as decorative arts and crafts. Artists of note include Andrey Avinoff, Paul Klee, Charles-Alexander Lesueur, Jozsef Domjan, and Marc Chagall. Some exhibitions were organized locally and showed items from area collectors, while others were traveling exhibitions loaned by galleries or arts organizations, especially the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Exhibitions were held at the Cathedral of Learning until the completion of the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building in 1965. Virginia Lewis and Walter Read Hovey ended their involvement in the exhibition program in 1967, though a 1977 exhibition honored Hovey as the Department's chairman emeritus. Filed at the end of this subseries are two folders concerning loans of works from Virginia Lewis' personal art collection to museums in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio, and two folders documenting a wrought iron stand for the Book of Kells commissioned by Helen Clay Frick in 1981 for the Irish Room at the University's Cathedral of Learning.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged in three subseries:

I. Administrative Files, 1925-1967

II. Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, 1928-1970, undated (bulk 1957-1967)

III. Exhibition Files, 1933-1985, undated

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research by appointment under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Access Policy. For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives Department at archives@frick.org.

Provenance

Gift of the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2015.

Processing Information

Subseries I: Administrative Files and Subseries II: Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building arranged and described by Julie Ludwig, 2015. Subseries III: Exhibition Files arranged and described by Meredith Gramann, 2008; updated by Julie Ludwig, 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Frick Fine Arts Library.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts.
  • University of Pittsburgh. University Art Gallery.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Avinoff, Andrey, 1884-1949.
  • Clapp, Frederick Mortimer, 1879-1969.
  • Hann, George R.
  • Hovey, Walter Read, 1895-
  • Lewis, Virginia E., 1907-1995.

Subject(s)

  • Art historians as collectors.
  • Art historians--United States--20th century.
  • Art--Exhibitions--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.
  • Artists--Correspondence.
  • Traveling exhibitions.

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Collection Inventory

Subseries I: Administrative Files, 1925-1967
 

This subseries chiefly contains correspondence, but also includes budget information, notes, inventories, photographs, clippings, and other printed material regarding the establishment, administration, and activities of the Fine Arts Department. Files from the 1920s are of particular interest as they contain letters to and/or from prominent art historians and museum curators, as well as university officials during the time of the Department's founding. Correspondents include Richard Offner, Edward W. Forbes, John G. Bowman, Theodore Sizer, Paul J. Sachs, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and Walter Read Hovey. After Clapp's resignation from the University in 1937, Helen Clay Frick corresponded most frequently with Walter Read Hovey and Virginia Lewis about departmental matters, including budgets, course offerings, exhibitions, and special events. To a lesser extent, this subseries also documents Walter Read Hovey's own art collecting activities, and includes several folders of his correspondence with galleries and art dealers dating from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Box Folder Date
1 1

Budgets
 

1962-1967
1 2

Correspondence - "B" miscellaneous
 

Includes correspondence between Walter Read Hovey and Michael Brotman, Becky Beal (Mrs. James H. Beal), and Mrs. Eugene S. Bramer.

1965-1967
1 3-13

Correspondence - Frick, Helen Clay
 

Includes correspondence with Richard Offner, Edward W. Forbes, John G. Bowman, Theodore Sizer, Paul J. Sachs, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and Walter Read Hovey. Topics include establishment of the Department, expenditures (books, furniture, salaries, etc.), course offerings, and The Frick Collection folio catalog.

1925-1945
2 1-6

Correspondence - Frick, Helen Clay (continued)
 

Materials also housed in Oversize A, Oversize B, and Oversize D.

1946-1961
2 7

Correspondence - "F" miscellaneous
 

Includes correspondence with Robert Brank Fulton and Rift Fournier.

1965-1966
2 8-10

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from art dealers
 

Includes correspondence with the Rosenbach Co.; Ralph M. Chait; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.; Wells Objects of Art, Inc.; Kende Galleries, Inc.; C.T. Loo & Co.; Yamanaka & Co., Inc.; Newman Studio; Max Ernst; Felix Lackov; Persian Antique Gallery; The Old Print Shop, Inc.; An American Place; The Clay Club Sculpture Center; Grand Central Art Galleries; Leo Castelli; Charles D. Childs; Harry Eichleay; Howard Hollis & Co.; Madeleine Lonetto; R. Crawford Livingston; New York Graphic Society; Susette Khayat; Victor D. Spark; Ira Spanierman; Alfred Brod Limited; Castano Galleries; T.T. Kitagawa; Mrs. Frederic Schaefer; and Ets. J.E. Bulloz.

1941-1964
2 11-13

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from Helen Clay Frick
 

1936-1940, 1953-1959
3 1

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from Helen Clay Frick (continued)
 

Materials also housed in Oversize A.

1960-1965
3 2-11

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from others
 

Correspondents include Frederick Mortimer Clapp, departmental staff and officials at the University of Pittsburgh, art dealers and galleries; faculty at other universities, and staff at various museums; also contains some of Hovey's personal correspondence, his curriculum vitae, and photographs of Hovey.

1928-1951
4 1-7

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from others (continued)
 

1952-1960
4 8

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters re: purchases
 

Contains correspondence with galleries and shippers regarding Hovey's art purchases. Galleries include Kraushaar Galleries; Indian Arts Palace; C.T. Loo; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.; Susette Khayat Ancient Arts Gallery; French and Co., Inc.; Persian Antique Gallery; and The Curious House.

For additional information about Hovey's art purchases, see:

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from others

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters to/from art dealers

1953-1957
4 9

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read - Letters re: purchases from Japan not received
 

1955-1957
4 10

Correspondence - Lewis, Virginia E.
 

Miscellaneous correspondence, including departmental and personal matters.

1964-1967
4 11

Correspondence - "M" miscellaneous
 

Correspondents include Ruth Crawford Mitchell, A. Mamaux & Son, and Matthew Moss.

1965-1967
4 12

Correspondence - Rupp, Stanley G.
 

Correspondence with Rupp, Treasurer of the University of Pittsburgh, largely concerning gifts to the Fine Arts Department and scholarships.

1961-1966
4 13

Correspondence - "R" miscellaneous
 

Correspondents include A.R. Reed Jr. of the Navarro Corporation, Norman L. Rice, Raymond Brass and Mfg. Co., M.R. Rose, James H. Rogers, Charles C. Robb, and Mrs. Paul B. Rayl.

1965-1967
4 14

Exchange publications
 

Re: museums and libraries around the world interested in receiving publications by the Fine Arts Department, in exchange for their own publications.

1959-1961
5 1

Exhibition pamphlets and miscellaneous
 

Includes checklists and other printed material in connection with the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts; L'Exposition Internationale, Paris, 1937; College Art Association and the Society of Architectural Historians; and the American Ceramic Society.

1937-1966
5 2

Inventory of printing equipment
 

Inventory of equipment used in connection with the printing of the folio catalog of The Frick Collection.

circa 1940?
5 3

Pittsburgh Bibliophiles
 

1965-1966
5 4

"Pittsburgh Expression in the Arts, 1758-1958"
 

Proposed publication by Virginia Lewis re: 200 years of the arts in Pittsburgh.

1957-1966
5 5

Professorship for Mr. Hovey
 

Re: Henry Clay Frick Professorship of Fine Arts, endowed by Helen Clay Frick.

1962-1964
5 6

Sloane, Joseph C.
 

Re: Sloane as a prospective faculty member in the Fine Arts Department. Includes correspondence with John M. Walker, Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1964
5 7

Writings, notes, lists, etc.
 

Possibly for a publication concerning the Fine Arts Department.

circa 1950s?

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Subseries II: Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, 1928-1970, undated (bulk 1957-1967)
 

This subseries contains correspondence, architectural specifications, photographs, printed material, and architectural drawings detailing the construction and administration of the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building, which was finished in 1965. These materials document the design process, construction costs, furnishing, landscaping, and maintenance and repair of the building. Included in this subseries are files regarding the acquisition and display of a group of frescoes by the Russian artist Nicholas Lochoff. Files in this subseries also provide insight into Helen Clay Frick's conflicts with University administrators and faculty, as detailed largely through correspondence and clippings. Correspondents in this subseries include professors William C. Loerke and Walter Read Hovey; Dean Frank W. Wadsworth; Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield; Vice Chancellor Charles Peake; Trustees Richard K. Mellon and William H. Rea; National Gallery of Art Director John Walker; and Helen Clay Frick's legal counsel.

Box Folder Date
5 8

Agreement with the University
 

1965
5 9

Annual reports
 

1966-1967
5 10-11

Architects' specifications
 

1962
6 1

Architects' specifications - Addenda
 

1962
6 2

Attendance of visitors
 

1965-1966
6 3

Board of trustees
 

1966-1967
6 4-5

Building File #1
 

Begins with the proposal of the building in 1959 through the design process and groundbreaking, ending in January 1963. Building File #1 chiefly contains correspondence with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Edward Litchfield and architects Eggers & Higgins and B. Kenneth Johnstone & Associates.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1957-1963
6 6-7

Building File #2
 

Beginning in January 1963, Building File #2 chiefly contains communications between Helen Clay Frick and architect B. Kenneth Johnstone regarding construction costs, changes in design, furnishings, etc. Building File #2 concludes in August 1965.

1963-1965
6 8-9

Building File #3
 

Beginning in March 1965, Building File #3 concerns completion of the building, as well as ongoing maintenance issues and repairs.

1965-1967
7 1

City Council approval
 

Materials also housed in Oversize A.

1961-1962
7 2

Clippings
 

Oversize materials housed separately; see Oversize A, Oversize B, and Oversize C.

1959-1967
7 3

Cornerstone ceremony
 

1963-1964
7 4

Correspondence - A.J. Clemente Corp.
 

1965
7 5

Correspondence - Antiques Magazine
 

1965-1966
7 6

Correspondence - Arts Yearbook and Arts Magazine
 

1966
7 7

Correspondence - Cooley, Walter F.
 

1965
7 8

Correspondence - Eggers & Higgins
 

Includes proposed elevations, site plan, and floor plans.

Materials also housed in Oversize C.

1960
7 9

Correspondence - Fisher, William G.
 

1962-1966
7 10

Correspondence - The Frick Collection
 

1965-1967
7 11-17

Correspondence - Frick, Helen Clay
 

Materials also housed in Oversize A, B, C, and D.

1961-1965
8 1-4

Correspondence - Frick, Helen Clay (continued)
 

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1966-1967
8 5

Correspondence - Frinta, Mojmir
 

Re: restoration work on Lochoff frescoes.

1965
8 6-12

Correspondence - Hovey, Walter Read
 

Materials also housed in Oversize B, D and E.

1959-1967
8 13

Correspondence - Innocenti & Webel
 

See also: Landscaping

Materials also housed in Oversize E.

1964
9 1

Correspondence - Johnstone, B. Kenneth
 

Materials also housed in Oversize E.

1962-1966
9 2

Correspondence - Litchfield, Edward H.
 

1960-1962
9 3

Correspondence - Peake, Charles H.
 

1960
9 4

Correspondence - Walker, John
 

Walker was Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and advised Helen Clay Frick on matters relating to the Fine Arts Department.

1964-1965
9 5

Correspondence - Crank letters
 

Contains letters and clippings signed "A Friend" regarding the actions of university administrators.

Materials also housed in Oversize C and D.

1963
9 6

Correspondence - Miscellaneous letters from building visitors
 

1965-1966
9 7-9

Dedication and preview
 

Contains invitations, guest lists, text from the dedication service, clippings, telegrams, and correspondence.

Materials also housed in Oversize A, C, and D.

1965, 1967
9 10

Dispute with the University - Clippings, etc.
 

1967-1968
9 11

Dispute with the University - Correspondence
 

Contains correspondence with William G. Fisher, Director of the Physical Plant; Professors William C. Loerke and Walter Read Hovey; Dean Frank W. Wadsworth; Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield; Vice Chancellor Charles Peake; Trustees Richard K. Mellon and William H. Rea; National Gallery of Art Director John Walker; and Helen Clay Frick's legal counsel. Includes agreement between Helen Clay Frick and the University.

1963-1965
10 1-2

Dispute with the University - Correspondence (continued)
 

1965-1970
10 3-4

Dispute with the University - Letters of support
 

1966-1967
10 5

Exhibitions - Hallmark Cards, Inc.
 

Re: traveling exhibitions available for rental from the Fine Arts Department.

1965-1966
10 6

Exhibitions - International Exhibitions Foundation
 

Re: attempts to secure two traveling exhibitions for display at the Fine Arts Department.

1965-1967
10 7

Exterior lighting
 

1965-1966
10 8

French Room
 

Materials also housed in Oversize B and C.

1963-1966
10 9-11

Furniture and furnishings
 

Materials also housed in Oversize B, C, and D.

1963-1970
10 12

Groundbreaking ceremony
 

1962
11 1

Insurance
 

1965-1966
11 2-3

Landscaping
 

See also: Correspondence - Innocenti & Webel, as well as Plans and drawings - Innocenti & Webel.

Materials also housed in Oversize E.

1963-1966
11 4

Letters of authorization
 

Re: funds for the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building.

1959-1963
11 5

Library
 

1965-1966
11 6-7

Lochoff frescoes
 

1930, 1958-1966
11 8

Lochoff frescoes - Installation
 

1964-1965
11 9-11

Lochoff frescoes - Installation materials
 

Includes model and samples of various installation materials.

circa 1964-1965
12 1

Lochoff frescoes - Installation materials (continued)
 

circa 1964-1965
12 2

Lochoff frescoes - Programs and catalogs
 

1959, circa 1965
12 3

Organ
 

1962-1967
12 4

Payments toward annual operating costs
 

1965-1966
12 5

Photographs - Architects' renderings
 

1960, undated
12 6

Photographs - Building and grounds
 

circa 1965
12 7-8

Photographs - Construction
 

1963-1965
12 9

Photographs - Construction (slides)
 

1964-1965
13 1

Photographs - Dedication and preview?
 

1965
13 2

Photographs - Groundbreaking ceremony
 

See also: Frick Family Photographs.

1962
13 3

Photographs - Press packets?
 

circa 1965
13 4

Photographs - Publicity photographs
 

Materials also housed in Oversize B.

1965
13 5

Photographs - Proposed ceiling for the gallery
 

undated
13 6

Photographs - Sculpture
 

Bronzes on loan to the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building from Helen Clay Frick.

undated
13 7

Photographs - Works of art
 

1928-1963, undated
13 8

Plans and drawings - Grellou, R.H.
 

Oversize material housed separately; see Oversize C.

1960 or 1962?
13 9

Plans and drawings - Innocenti & Webel
 

Materials also housed in Oversize D and E.

1962, 1964
13 10

Plans and drawings - Johnstone, McMillin & Associates
 

Materials also housed in Oversize B, C, D, and E.

1962-1965, undated
13 11

Press releases
 

1965
13 12

Publicity re: dispute with the University
 

Materials also housed in Oversize A, B, C, and D.

1967
13 13-14

Publicity re: new building
 

Materials also housed in Oversize A, B, C, and D.

1959-1966
14 1

Publicity post-dispute
 

Materials also housed in Oversize B, C, and D.

1968-1983
14 2

Resolutions
 

Resolutions of Pittsburgh City Council and Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.

1965-1966
14 3

Security
 

1965-1967
14 4

United States Steel Corporation
 

Press release and correspondence re: steel for the new building.

1965

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Subseries III: Exhibition Files, 1933-1985, undated
 

This subseries documents the exhibition program at the University of Pittsburgh's Fine Arts Department, which was overseen by Virginia Lewis and Walter Read Hovey. Folder contents vary from one exhibition to another, but may contain correspondence, loan documentation, checklists, photographs, notes, catalogs, and clippings. Information given about the exhibition may include the exhibition title, dates, names of organizers and lenders, events in connection with the exhibition, and attendance. Exhibitions vary widely in subject matter from ancient Chinese art to Western contemporary art, as well as decorative arts and crafts. Artists of note include Andrey Avinoff, Paul Klee, Charles-Alexander Lesueur, Jozsef Domjan, and Marc Chagall. Some exhibitions were organized locally and showed items from area collectors, while others were traveling exhibitions loaned by galleries or arts organizations, especially the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Exhibitions were held at the Cathedral of Learning until the completion of the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building in 1965. Virginia Lewis and Walter Read Hovey ended their involvement in the exhibition program in 1967, though a 1977 exhibition honored Hovey as the Department's chairman emeritus. Filed at the end of this subseries are two folders concerning loans of works from Virginia Lewis' personal art collection to museums in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio, and two folders documenting a wrought iron stand for the Book of Kells commissioned by Helen Clay Frick in 1981 for the Irish Room at the University's Cathedral of Learning.

Box Folder Date
14 5

General Exhibition List
 

Contains lists of exhibitions held between 1937 and 1953.

1953
14 6

#1, Exhibition of Oriental Art
 

Exhibition held 9 May 1934.

Folder contains descriptive notes and printed material.

1934
14 7-8

#2, Exhibition of Contemporary American Ceramics
 

Exhibition held 8-26 February 1937.

Folders contain newspaper clippings, checklists, and other printed material.

Materials also housed in Oversize B.

1936-1937
14 9

#3, Exhibition of Chinese Album Paintings
 

Exhibition held 13 September-9 October 1937.

Folder contains seven ink sketches, exhibition labels, and typed draft of labels.

1937
14 10

[No number], Old Master Prints, 15th - 17th Centuries
 

Exhibition held 15 November-10 December 1937.

Folder contains exhibition labels and checklist.

1937
14 11

#9, Exhibition of Japanese Prints
 

Exhibition held 3-14 January 1938.

Folder contains exhibition labels and checklist.

1938
14 12

#10, Twelve Oil Paintings (Miss Helen C. Frick Collection)
 

Exhibition held 17 January-4 March 1938.

Folder contains sheet with exhibition information, but paintings are not listed.

1938
14 13

#20, Exhibition of English Present-Day Calligraphy and Illumination
 

Exhibition held 31 May-9 June 1938.

Folder contains checklist from the exhibition's installation at Rockefeller Center (2-26 February 1938), price list, and press release.

1938
14 14

#24, Paintings by Pittsburgh Artists of the 19th Century
 

Exhibition held 1-26 November 1938.

Folder contains checklists, labels, and registrarial documents.

1938
15 1

#26, Tibetan Banners and Ritual Objects
 

Exhibition held 12-17 December 1938.

Folder contains draft checklist with corrections.

1938
15 2

#29, Old Master Drawings from the 16th to the 19th Centuries, from the Collection of Sir Robert Witt, London
 

Exhibition held 28 January-11 February 1939.

Folder contains checklists and information sheet about the exhibition.

1939
15 3

#30, Exhibition of Russian Icons, Loaned by Mr. and Mrs. G. Hann
 

Exhibition held 13 February-4 March 1939.

Folder contains checklist, exhibition labels, and an invitation to a lecture on Russian icons by Andrey Avinoff.

1939
15 4

#31, Exhibition of Chinese Technique Painting, circulated by the American Federation of Arts
 

Exhibition held 6-21 March 1939.

Folder contains exhibition labels and copy of The Brooklyn Museum Quarterly from July 1938 with essay by Laurance P. Roberts entitled "Chinese Pictorial Arts."

1939
15 5

#33, French Painting in the 19th Century
 

Exhibition held 17 April-17 May 1939; included items from the Nuttall and Stimmel collections, as well as various dealers in New York.

Folder contains checklist and information sheet about the exhibition.

1939
15 6

#38, Exhibition of Pennsylvania Folk Art
 

Exhibition held 16 October-9 November 1939.

Folder contains exhibition labels, price list, and checklist.

Materials also housed in Oversize A.

1939
15 7-8

#39, Exhibition of Persian Art
 

Exhibition held 13 November-2 December 1939.

Folders contain price list, checklist, and exhibition labels.

1939
15 9

#41, Exhibition of Paintings and Photographs: The Classic and Romantic Traditions in Abstract Painting
 

Exhibition held 4-22 December 1939. Loaned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains installation list, packing instructions, and press release.

1939
15 10

#42, Photographs of the Life of the Blackfoot Indians by Walter McClintock
 

Exhibition held 2-5 January 1940.

Folder contains exhibition label and checklist.

1940
15 11

#43, Exhibition of Miniature Painting by Living Artists
 

Exhibition held 2-16 January 1940.

Folder contains list of lenders and printed material from the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters.

1933-1940
15 12-13

#44, Exhibition of Pittsburgh Architecture and Parallels in the Great Architectural Tradition
 

Exhibition held 6-27 January 1940.

Folders contain various drafts of the exhibition checklist.

1940
15 14

#4[?], Icelandic Art, Circulated by the American Federation of Arts
 

Exhibition held 6-30 March 1940.

Folder contains price list, packing list, and checklist from a related exhibition at Howard University.

1939-1940
15 15

#49, Lithographs
 

Exhibition held circa April 1940.

Folder contains price list from M. Knoedler & Co. and draft exhibition labels.

1940
15 16-17

#50, Exhibition of the Printed Book
 

Exhibition held 9 May-1 June 1940.

Folders contain drafts of checklist and exhibition labels.

1940
15 18

#53, Exhibition of Sculpture by Malvina Hoffman
 

Exhibition held 15 October-15 November 1940.

Folder contains exhibition labels, checklist, biographical information about Hoffman, and invitation to a reception in Hoffman's honor.

1940
15 19

#54, Exhibition of Spanish Painting and #55, Newspaper Award Photographs from Pittsburgh Press
 

Exhibition of Spanish Painting held 18 November-20 December 1940. Newspapers Award Photographs from the Pittsburgh Press shown 13-20 December 1940.

Folder contains drafts of checklist and insurance information.

1940
15 20

#58, Pictures of People Looking at Pictures: Prints and Paintings
 

Exhibition held 15 February-15 March 1941.

Folder contains exhibition checklists and presentation cards signed by Walter Read Hovey.

1941
16 1

#63, "Old Pittsburgh"
 

Exhibition held 6 May-12 June 1941.

Folder contains draft of checklist and notes.

1941
16 2

#65, American Watercolors
 

Exhibition held 15 September-15 October 1941.

Folder contains draft of checklist.

1941
16 3

#67, Weaving
 

Exhibition held 20 October-1 November 1941.

Folder contains draft of checklist.

1941
16 4

#68, Paintings and Drawings by Andrey Avinoff
 

Exhibition held 10 November-8 December 1941.

Folder contains notes and draft of checklist, along with information re: exhibit #89, Drawings by Andrey Avinoff (1943); and exhibit #134, Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh (1947).

1941-1947
16 5

#71, Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries
 

Exhibition held 12 January-3 February 1942.

Folder contains exhibition labels and drafts of checklist.

1942
16 6

#72, Old Master Drawings and #73, Wood Carvings of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries
 

Exhibitions held 6-27 February 1942.

Folder contains exhibition labels, drafts of checklist, and loan form for wood carvings; no checklist or labels for Old Master drawings.

1942
16 7

#74, Exhibition of Photographs of Murals and Sculpture
 

Exhibition held sometime in 1942 (exact dates not given.)

Folder contains catalog authored by the Public Buildings Administration of the Federal Works Agency.

circa 1942
16 8

#82, Czechoslovak Art, organized by the Czechoslovak student group of Pittsburgh
 

Exhibition held 4-30 January 1943.

Folder contains notes and lists in connection with the exhibition.

1943
16 9

#83, Art of Ancient, Colonial, and Modern South America, Mexico, and Easter Island
 

Exhibition held 8-23 March 1943

Folder contains exhibition labels, packing list, and installation photographs.

1943
16 10-11

#84, Early Chinese Ceramics (prehistoric through Sung Period)
 

Exhibition held 5 April-18 May 1943.

Folders contain draft of checklist, photographs, price list from C.T. Loo & Co. in New York, and exhibition labels.

1943
16 12

#86, Portraits of Artists
 

Exhibition held 24 May-22 June 1943.

Folder contains information sheet about the exhibition, but no list of works.

1943
16 13

#96, Portraits of Botanists and Their Works
 

From the collection of Mrs. Roy Arthur Hunt. Exhibition held 14 March-15 April 1944.

Folder contains invitations, drafts of the checklist, and installation photographs.

1944
16 14-15

#103, Exhibition of Paintings, Photographs, and Journals by John Donaghy
 

Exhibition held 15 January-17 February 1945.

Folders contain exhibition labels and drafts of checklist.

1945
16 16

#109, [Exhibition of Chinese Art]
 

Exhibition held circa September 1945.

Folder contains list of paintings loaned by C.T. Loo & Co., New York, N.Y.

1945
16 17

#111, Exhibition of Studio 5
 

Exhibition held 19 November-21 December 1945.

Folder contains exhibition labels and drafts of checklist.

1945
16 18

#113, Prints from the 15th to the 19th Centuries
 

Exhibition held 1 February-9 March 1946.

Folder contains exhibition labels and information sheet.

1946
16 19

#122, Contemporary Mexican Prints (50) and Ten Mexican Watercolors
 

Exhibition held 16-28 September 1946.

Folder contains checklists, press release, and photographs of selected works.

1946
16 20

#123, Nature and Art in Symbolism and Education
 

From the collection of Mrs. Fiske Warren. Exhibition held 8 November 1946-4 January 1947.

Folder contains drafts of checklist, insurance policy, letter of regret from the governor of Pennsylvania, and essays by Gretchen Warren (Mrs. Fiske Warren).

1946-1947
17 1

#128, Contemporary American Ceramics
 

Exhibition held 17 April-7 May 1947.

Folder contains list of ceramists, packing list, checklist, and loan documentation from the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts.

1947
17 2

#131, Pittsburgh and Its Rivers
 

Exhibition held 13 October-8 November 1947.

Folder contains draft of checklist, notes, and information sheet.

1947
17 3

#135, Exhibition of Blenko Hand Blown Glass
 

Exhibition held 7-31 January 1948.

Folder contains drafts of checklist, packing list, exhibition labels, and catalog published by the Blenko Glass Co.

1948
17 4

#137, A Cycle of Religious Paintings by Constantine Abanavas
 

Exhibition held 8-27 March 1948.

Folder contains photographs of selected works and copies of a checklist published by Contemporary Arts (New York, N.Y.)

1948
17 5

#141, Stained Glass Exhibition
 

Exhibition held Summer 1948.

Folder contains exhibition labels.

1948
17 6

#144, "Artists Look Like This"
 

Exhibition held February 1949.

Folder contains invitation to the exhibition and to an informal talk by Giovanni Romagnoli.

1949
17 7

#145, 13th National Ceramic Exhibition
 

Exhibition held 13 March-3 April 1949.

Folder contains installation photographs and exhibition catalogs.

1949
17 8-9

#150, Hayter's Five Personages
 

Exhibition held 9-26 November 1949.

Folders contain exhibition labels and printed material circulated by the American Federation of Arts, lender of the exhibition.

1949
17 10

#151, Religious Paintings and Sculpture, 15th-18th Centuries (Mrs. Eugene S. Bramer Collection)
 

Folder contains photographic negatives of the installation, faculty announcement by Walter Read Hovey, and checklists.

1949
17 11

#152, Exhibition of Paintings to Commemorate the Centenary of Henry Clay Frick
 

Exhibition held 19 December 1949-15 February 1950.

Folder contains checklists, correspondence, a typewritten essay, and 1951 lecture schedules for The Frick Collection.

1949-1951
17 12-14

#153, History of Enamels, VII to XX Century
 

Exhibition held 13 March-8 April 1950. Objects lent by French & Co. (New York, N.Y.).

Folders contain lists of objects, insurance information, correspondence, exhibition catalogs and printed material re: related exhibitions, invitation to a lecture by Dr. Marvin Ross and demonstration by Virgil Cantini, and installation photographs with accompanying negatives.

1950-1951
18 1-3

#153, History of Enamels, VII to XX Century (continued)
 

Folders contain press releases, draft of catalog, and installation photographs.

1950
18 4

#155, Drawings from the 1949 Whitney Annual
 

Exhibition held 6-30 May 1950.

Folder contains press releases and printed material circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

1950
18 5-6

#159, The Civilization of Angkor Vat
 

Exhibition held 17 November-6 December 1950.

Folders contain invitations to a lecture and reception for Sir Osbert Sitwell, photograph of Sitwell, exhibition labels, drafts of checklist, installation photographs with accompanying negatives, and essay published by Virginia Lewis in Womans City Club.

1950
18 7

#166, Religious Prints from Durer to Rouault
 

Exhibition held 7-28 May 1951.

Folder contains loan prospectus published by the George Binet Print Collection (Brimfield, Mass.) and newspaper clipping.

1951
18 8

#170, French Prints
 

From the Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art, and the George Binet Print Collection. Exhibition held 18 October-30 November 1951.

Folder contains exhibition labels.

1951
18 9-10

#176, Lithographs and Drawings by James F. Queen (1824-1877)
 

Exhibition held 29 April-21 May 1952.

Folders contain essay on James Queen by Carl M. Cochran, correspondence, insurance information, exhibition labels, and installation photographs.

1952
18 11

#180, [title unknown]
 

Exhibition held circa 1952.

Folder contains exhibition labels for works by artists ranging from Giorgione to Mary Cassatt.

[1952?]
18 12

#181, American Lithographic Music Covers
 

Exhibition held 14 January-4 February 1953.

Folder contains invitation, text for wall panel, notes, and price list from the George Binet Print Collection (Brimfield, Mass.)

Materials also housed in Oversize C.

1953
18 13

#182, The Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks
 

Exhibition held 14 January-4 February 1953.

Folder contains printed material circulated by the American Federation of Arts, photographs of selected objects, loan documentation, and exhibition labels.

1953
18 14

#183, Art and Magic in Arnhem Land
 

Exhibition held 1-22 March 1953.

Folder contains exhibition labels, packing list, loan documentation, and catalog circulated by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service.

1953
19 1-4

#184, History of Art from Private Collections in Pittsburgh
 

Exhibition held 30 April-16 May 1953.

Folders contain correspondence, clippings, press release, installation photographs, invitation to lecture by Kenneth J. Conant and dinner to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fine Arts Department, and checklists.

1953
19 5

#189, 15th to 18th Century European Drawings
 

Exhibition held 27 October-6 November 1953.

Folder contains only information sheet about the exhibition.

1953
19 6

#190, Painter-Potters of Vallauris
 

Exhibition held 9-27 November 1953. Lent by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folder contains photographs, packing list, and publicity materials.

1953
19 7-8

#191, Exhibition of the Work of Joseph R. Woodwell
 

Exhibition held 30 November 1953-4 January 1954.

Folders contain exhibition catalog, photographs of works, correspondence, and publicity about the exhibition.

1953
19 9

#191-A, An Exhibition of Andrey Avinoff: The Man
 

Exhibition held 4 December 1953-3 January 1954.

Folder contains invitation to a private viewing of the exhibition and exhibition catalog.

1953
19 10

#192, Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof
 

Exhibition held 7-16 January 1954.

Folder contains copy of Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof by Mark Van Doren, information about radio broadcasts of lectures in connection with the exhibition, photographs, and publicity materials.

1954
19 11

#193, American Craftsmen
 

Exhibition held 24 January-14 February 1954. Lent by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folder contains photographs, checklists, and publicity materials.

1954
19 12-13

#194, Architectural Models
 

Exhibition held 18 February-5 April 1954.

Folders contain exhibition labels, copies of checklists, installation photographs, draft essay, and publicity materials.

1954
19 14

#195, Bridges are Beautiful
 

Exhibition held 15 March-5 April 1954. Exhibition circulated by the American Federation of Arts, and supplemented by photographs of bridges in Pittsburgh.

Folder contains information sheet, catalog list, packing instructions, essay on bridges, and newsletter from the American Federation of Arts,

1954
19 15

#196, The Making of A Fine Book
 

Exhibition held 7-27 April 1954.

Folder contains information sheet about the exhibition and publicity materials.

1954
19 16

#200, The Skyscraper
 

Exhibition held 7 September-18 October 1954. Organized and circulated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Folder contains installation list and packing instructions from the Museum of Modern Art, newspaper clippings, and publicity materials.

1954
19 17

#202, Little Masters
 

Exhibition held 1-30 November 1954. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Folder contains newspaper clippings and other publicity materials.

1954
20 1

#203, Paul Klee Drawings
 

Exhibition held 11 January-1 February 1955. Circulated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Folder contains clippings and information sheet about the exhibition.

1955
20 2

#205, Southwestern Santos
 

Exhibition held 14 March-5 April 1955. Circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Folder contains exhibition labels, checklists, information sheet, pamphlet, newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials.

1955
20 3

#206, Kelly Fearing
 

Exhibition held 7 April-1 May 1955.

Folder contains copies of checklist, correspondence from the artist, newspaper clipping, and other publicity materials.

1955
20 4

#208, Electronic Abstractions, by Ben F. Laposky
 

Exhibition held 15 September-5 October 1955. Circulated by the Sanford Museum, Cherokee, Iowa.

Folder contains pamphlet and other publicity materials.

1955
20 5

#209, Paintings of New Mexico by Eleanor Williams
 

Exhibition held 24 October-12 November 1955.

Folder contains checklist of paintings and drawings, invitation to view the exhibition and meet the artist (a cousin of Helen Clay Frick), newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials.

1955
20 6

[No number], Indefinite Loan of Rare Chinese Art
 

Loaned by an anonymous collector.

Folder contains draft checklist and notes.

undated
20 7

#210, Chinese Porcelain as Mirrored in Europe
 

Exhibition held 15 November-15 December 1955. Objects principally lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and circulated through the American Federation of Arts.

Folder contains exhibition labels, pamphlet, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials.

1955
20 8

#211, Iranian Art and Some of Its Influences
 

Exhibition held 23 January-24 February 1956.

Folder contains insurance list for items lent by C.T. Loo, the Cooper Union Museum, Warren E. Cox & Associates, Downtown Gallery, Heeramaneck Galleries, Kraushaar Galleries, and Persian Antique Gallery.

1956
20 9

#212, Painters from Pittsburgh: The Frontier Settlement and the Industrial Development
 

Exhibition held 15 January-12 February 1956. Organized by the Fine Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh and on view at the Carnegie Institute.

Folder contains insurance list showing various lenders, exhibition catalog, and newspaper clippings.

Materials also housed in Oversize A.

1956
20 10

#214, Paintings by Children of 45 Countries Illustrating the Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
 

Exhibition held 15 April-15 May 1956. Sponsored jointly by the Danish Embassy and the organization Friendship Among Children and Youth; circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folder contains newspaper clippings and other publicity materials, checklist, and essay "Mermaids Are International" by Poul Trier Pedersen.

1956
20 11

#213, Three Renaissance Architects
 

Exhibition held 1-31 March 1956. Circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Folder contains checklist, descriptive information, and newspapers clippings.

1956
20 12

#217, Kokoschka's Magic Flute
 

Exhibition held 1-22 October 1956. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folder contains checklists, loan documentation, newspaper clippings and other publicity materials, and brochures for the 1955 and 1957 International Summer Academy for Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria.

1955-1957
20 13

#218, Poetry and Art
 

Exhibition held 25 October-21 November 1956.

Folder contains exhibition labels, checklist, and newspaper clippings.

1956
20 14

#219, UPA: Form in the Animated Cartoon
 

Exhibition held 26 November-17 December 1956. Circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Folder contains loan documentation, checklist, descriptive information, and newspaper clipping.

1956
20 15

#221, Theater Designs of Donald Oenslager
 

Exhibition held 4-23 January 1957. Organized by the Detroit Institute Arts and Yale University; circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Folder contains exhibition catalog, invitations to a lecture by Professor Michael J. McHale, loan documentation, and newspaper clippings.

1957
20 16

#222, Honors Majors Exhibition
 

Exhibition held 31 January-21 February 1957.

Folder contains newspaper clippings.

1957
20 17-18

#223, 19th Ceramic National Exhibition
 

Exhibition held 27 February-20 March 1957.

Folders contain exhibition and lecture announcements, exhibition catalog, loan documentation, press release, and newspaper clipping.

1957
20 19

#224, The Sacred and Mystic in Prints
 

Exhibition held 25 March-10 April 1957. Loaned by the George Binet Print Collection, Brimfield, Mass.

Folder contains press release, loan documentation, checklist, correspondence, and catalog of additional exhibitions available from the George Binet Print Collection.

1956-1957
21 1-2

#225, Calligraphy: The Symbolic Line in the Art of Writing and in the Arts of Form
 

Exhibition held 15 April-11 May 1957.

Folders contain loan documentation, exhibition catalogs, invitations to a lecture by Chiang Yee with guest lists, etc. regarding reception to follow, newspaper clippings, and one photograph.

1957
21 3

#227, Hungarian Freedom Photographs
 

Exhibition held 15 July-16 August 1957.

Folder contains correspondence, brochures, and other publicity materials.

1957
21 4

#228, Korean Art Exhibit
 

Exhibition held 11 October-2 November 1957. Circulated by the U.S. Department of State.

Folder contains exhibition catalog from the University Gallery at the University of Minnesota.

1957
21 5

#229, French Painting: XVII-XVIII Centuries
 

Exhibition held 5-30 November 1957. Lent by Wildenstein & Co., New York.

Folder contains notes, correspondence, checklist, and invitations and programs for the gala opening.

1957
21 6

#231, William Blake: Poet and Painter
 

Exhibition held 6 January-3 February 1958.

Folder contains descriptions of the exhibition.

1958
21 7

#232, Bruce Mitchell
 

Exhibition held 10 February-10 March 1958.

Folder contains invitations to the exhibition opening.

1958
21 8

#233, Animal Kingdom: Prints
 

Exhibition held 7-26 April 1958.

Folder contains press release.

1958
21 9

#234, Annual Studio Exhibition
 

Exhibition held 19 May-6 June 1958.

Folder contains press release.

1958
21 10

#235, Marc Chagall Illustrations of Fables of La Fontaine
 

Exhibition held 1-31 October 1958.

Folder contains press release.

1958
21 11-12

#236, "A Frenchman in America": Charles-Alexander Lesueur
 

Exhibition held 4-28 November 1958. Lent by the Museum of Natural History, Le Havre, France; circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folders contain exhibition announcements, correspondence, checklist and other loan documentation, and press release.

1958
21 13

#237, Color Woodcuts by Jozsef Domjan
 

Exhibition held 8 December 1958-8 January 1959.

Folder contains exhibition announcements, loan documentation with checklist, and press release.

1958-1959
21 14-19

#239, Everett Shinn (1876-1953) Paintings, Drawings, and Pastels
 

Exhibition held 25 February-28 March 1959.

Folders contain exhibition catalogs and announcements, installation photographs, program from the staging of one of Shinn's plays, loan documentation and notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and prints.

Materials also housed in Oversize B.

1959
22 1-3

#239, Everett Shinn - Correspondence
 

Additional correspondence regarding plans for the exhibition and a production of one of Shinn's dramatic works. Includes correspondence with Charles T. Henry, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, Davidson F. Shinn (son of the artist), Giovanni Castano, Emma Bellows (Mrs. George Bellows), George Chapellier, and various lenders to the exhibition, including James Graham and Sons Gallery, M. Knoedler & Co., and Ira Glackens.

1958-1959
22 4

#240, Fulbright Designers
 

Exhibition held 7-25 April 1959. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Institute of International Education and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York.

Folder contains exhibition catalogs, correspondence, press release, photographs, newspaper clipping, and descriptions of two additional exhibitions available for loan through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

1958-1959
22 5

[No number], Exhibition of French Tapestries
 

Exhibition dates unknown [April or May 1959?]

Folder contains checklist, proposed exhibition layout?, and press release.

1959
22 6

#242, Works from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Hann
 

Exhibition held 28 May-19 June 1959.

Folder contains exhibition announcements, correspondence, checklist, press release, clippings, notes, and photographs.

1959
22 7

#243, Wall Hangings by Elizabeth McClelland
 

Exhibition held September 1959.

Folder contains correspondence, biographical information about the artist, price list, newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials.

1959
22 8

#244, European Posters
 

Exhibition held October 1959.

Folder contains press release and newspaper clippings.

1959
22 9

#245, Italian Renaissance Drawings in Facsimile
 

Exhibition held 9-30 November 1959.

Folder contains press release and newspaper clippings.

1959
22 10

#246, Selection of Paintings and Sculptures from the Collection of Mrs. Eugene S. Bramer
 

Exhibition held 7 December 1959-13 January 1960.

Folder contains exhibition labels, correspondence, checklist, press release, and newspaper clippings.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1959-1963
22 11

#248, Japanese Prints (Oliver Statler Collection)
 

Exhibition held 7-25 March 1960.

Folder contains correspondence, checklist, notes, press releases, and newspaper clippings.

1960
22 12

#252, Liturgical Art
 

Exhibition held 15 August-15 September 1960.

Folder contains newspaper clippings and other publicity materials.

1960
22 13

#253, Norton Peterson - Drawings, Etchings, and Watercolors
 

Exhibition held 7 October-3 November 1960.

Folder contains press release, newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials.

1960
22 14-15

#254, Mildred T. Johnstone - Needlepoint: A Wonderland of Steel
 

Exhibition held 11 November-8 December 1960.

Folders contain invitations to a preview of the exhibition, correspondence, exhibition catalog, press releases, newspaper clippings and other publicity materials, and items used in labeling the exhibition.

1960-1961
22 16

#256, Watercolors of Orchids by Andrey Avinoff
 

Exhibition held 13 January-6 February 1961.

Folder contains invitations to a preview of the exhibition, correspondence, and clippings.

1961
23 1

#257, Evolution of a Form
 

Exhibition held 7-20 February 1961. On loan from the George Binet Print Collection, Brimfield, Mass.

Folder contains correspondence, checklists, press releases, and clippings.

1960-1961
23 2

#258, Paintings and Drawings by Tom Rowlands
 

Exhibition held 27 February-25 March 1961.

Folder contains correspondence, checklist, poster, and clippings.

Materials also housed in Oversize A.

1960-1961
23 3

#262, Drawing in San Francisco
 

Exhibition held September 1961. Lent by the San Francisco Art Institute.

Folder contains correspondence, loan and insurance documentation, checklist, poster, press release, and clipping.

1961
23 4

#263, Anatomy of the Canvas, an exhibition of paintings by Richard Gordon Wells
 

Exhibition held 1-31October 1961.

Folder contains flyer with checklist, press release, and clippings.

1961
23 5

#264, Exhibition Drawings from the 16th to the 20th Century
 

Exhibition held 1 November-9 December 1961. Lent by the Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pa.

Folder contains loan receipt, correspondence, press release, and clippings.

1961
23 6

#266, The Monolithic Churches of Lalibela
 

Exhibition held 28 February-27 March 1962. Circulated by the George Binet Print Collection, Brimfield, Mass.

Folder contains correspondence, press release, clippings, and 1958 exhibition catalog.

1958, 1962
23 7

#267, Frederick Franck Exhibition
 

Exhibition held 18 April-5 May 1962. Lent by the artist.

Folder contains correspondence, packing and price lists, checklist, (unrelated?) photograph, and clippings.

1962
23 8

#268, Exhibition of Chinese Painting
 

Exhibition held12 November-6 December 1962.

Folder contains slides of the exhibition installation, checklists, press release, and clippings.

1962
23 9

#276, Exhibition of Joseph Albers' Interaction of Color: Theories and Commentary
 

Exhibition held August 1963.

Folder contains only a brief description of the exhibition, which consisted of illustrations from Albers' books arranged by graduate students of the Fine Arts Department.

1963
23 10

#277, American Paintings
 

Exhibition held 18 October-14 November 1963. On loan from the Westmoreland Country Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pa.

Folder contains exhibition labels, correspondence, loan documentation, checklist, and clippings.

1963
23 11

[No number], The Romance of Shells - Nature and Art by Mrs. Louise A. Travers
 

Book lecture held 12 November 1963, with accompanying display of photographs of shells from the Boston Museum of Science.

Folder contains correspondence, checklist, press release, and clippings.

1963
23 12

#278, Embroideries and Needlepoints by Grace Hall Stratton
 

Exhibition held 20 November-18 December 1963.

Folder contains correspondence, loan documentation, checklists, exhibition announcements, and clippings.

1963-1964
23 13-14

#279, "None Can See the Limits of its Reach": An Exhibition of 86 Books from the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Library in memory of John Gabbert Bowman
 

Exhibition held March-April 1964.

Folders contain exhibition catalogs, acknowledgements from recipients of the catalog, press release, and clippings.

1964
23 15

[No number], Lecture - Russian Imperial Art at Hillwood, Washington D.C.
 

Lecture by Marvin C. Ross held on 12 March 1964.

Folder contains correspondence, lecture announcements, notes on Hillwood by Mrs. Herbert A. May (formerly Mrs. Merriweather Post), press releases, and clippings.

1963-1964
23 16

#280, Drawings from the Ecumenical Council by Frederick Franck
 

Exhibition held 21 April-4 May 1964.

Folder contains correspondence, checklists, packing lists, flyers and announcements, attendance sheet, press release, and clippings.

1964
23 17

#281, Student Exhibition
 

Exhibition held July-August 1964. Prepared under the direction of Fine Arts Department instructor George Nama.

Folder contains press release and clippings.

1964
24 1-5

#284, Medieval Frescoes from Yugoslavia
 

Exhibition held 10-30 September 1965. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folders contain correspondence, exhibition announcements, checklists, exhibition catalog, photographs, press release, clippings, and tourist map of Yugoslavia.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1965
24 6

#286, 50 Books of the Year - 1964
 

Exhibition held 15 November-15 December 1965. Circulated by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Folder contains correspondence, brochures, press release, and clippings.

Materials also housed in Oversize B.

1965
24 7

[No number], London As It Is (1842) by Thomas Shotter Boys
 

Exhibition held 20 December 1965-15 January 1966.

Folder is empty.

1965
24 8

#288, Paintings of Covered Bridges and Landmarks in Somerset County [works by Lila Hetzel]
 

Exhibition held 17 January-2 February 1966.

Folder contains correspondence, checklists, exhibition labels, biographical information about the artist, and clippings.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1963-1966
24 9-10

#289, The Fine Art of Calligraphy and Lettering on Stone
 

Exhibition held 24 January-12 February 1966, with lecture and demonstration on 24 January 1966.

Folders contain loan documentation, correspondence, checklists, invitations, press release, clippings, and announcement for an exhibition on letter forms at the In and Out Gallery on the premises of Herbert W. Simpson, Inc., Evansville, Ind.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1966
24 11

[No number], The Pittsburgh Madrigal Singers and the Colin Sternes
 

Re: concert held on 13 February 1966, and taping on 15 May 1966.

Folder contains program, correspondence, clipping, and information about some of the pieces performed.

1966
24 12

#290, Art and Treasures of Nineteen Nationality Groups
 

Exhibition held 24 February-7 April 1966.

Folder contains exhibition labels, invitation, correspondence, checklists, and clippings.

Materials also housed in Oversize B and D.

1966
24 13

[No number], Sample museum forms for Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building
 

Includes sample agreement form, loan receipt, etc.

1966
24 14

[No number], Special Illustrated Lecture on the Nicholas Lochoff Cloister
 

Re: lecture by Walter Read Hovey and organ recital by Robert Sutherland Lord, 13 May 1966.

Folder contains invitations, clipping, and faculty bulletin.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1966
24 15

#292, Oriental Rugs from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Nama
 

Exhibition held 10 June-8 July 1966.

Folder contains exhibition announcements, loan documentation, and clipping.

1966
25 1

#293, Old Master Prints
 

Exhibition held 1-23 October 1966. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folder contains loan documentation, correspondence, checklist, invitations, press release, and other publicity materials.

1966
25 2

#294, Old Master Drawings
 

Exhibition held 28 October-5 December 1966. Lent by the Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pa.

Folder contains correspondence, loan documentation, exhibition labels, and clippings.

1966
25 3

[No number], The Wonders of Organic Color
 

Re: lecture by Lady Margaret Meade Fetherstonhaugh, 10 November 1966.

Folder contains invitations and clippings.

1966
25 4-5

#295, Canaletto Etchings
 

Exhibition held 10 December 1966-8 January 1967. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folders contain correspondence, loan documentation, photographs, exhibition labels, press releases, and clippings.

1966-1967
25 6-7

[No number], Irish Architectural Drawings
 

Exhibition held 9 January-6 February 1967, with lecture by the Hon. Desmond Guinness on 26 January 1967. Exhibition circulated by the International Exhibitions Foundation.

Folders contains exhibition labels, invitations, correspondence, loan documentation, exhibition catalogs, and clippings.

1967
12 8-9

[No number], Calligraphy in Islamic Textiles
 

Exhibition held 18 February-12 March 1967. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Folders contain correspondence, loan documentation, checklists, photographs, and publicity materials.

1966-1967
25 10-11

[No number], Sketches by Frederic Edwin Church
 

Exhibition planned for 1-30 April 1967, but canceled.

Folders contain correspondence, loan documentation, photographs, exhibition catalog, and clipping.

1967
25 12

[No number], Italian Architectural Drawings
 

Exhibition planned for 13 May-11 June 1967, but canceled.

Folder contains correspondence and loan documentation.

1967
25 13

[No number], Four Centuries of French Prints
 

Exhibition planned for 16 June-16 July 1967, but canceled.

Folder contains correspondence and description of the exhibition.

1966-1967
25 14

[No number], Art in Nineteenth-Century Pittsburgh; and Selections from the Collection of Walter Read Hovey
 

Exhibitions ran concurrently 10 March-3 April 1977.

Folder contains exhibition catalog and checklist.

1977
26 1

[No number], Farm Scene, by David Gilmour Blythe
 

Re: Loan from Virginia Lewis' personal collection to the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

Folder contains correspondence, loan documentation, photograph and accompanying negatives, and newsletter.

1979-1981
26 2

[No number], View of Pittsburgh from the Salt Works on Saw Mill Run, by William Thompson Russell Smith
 

Re: Loan from Virginia Lewis' personal collection to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

Folder contains correspondence and loan documentation.

1980-1981
26 3-4

[No number], Ted Bowman Book of Kells Stand
 

Designed in 1961 by Theodore Bowman and executed by Samuel Yellin Metalworkers in 1981. Gift of Helen Clay Frick.

Folder contains correspondence, postcards, photograph, proposed drawings for the stand, clipping, and materials regarding a Samuel Yellin exhibition at the University Art Gallery in 1985.

Materials also housed in Oversize D.

1961-1985

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