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Correspondence, military documents, manuscripts, notes, and printed material of Hathaway, relating to the measures taken to protect and salvage artistic and historic monuments, documents, and art objects during World War II and its aftermath. The collection is concerned almost entirely with German art collections, especially those of Berlin. The papers contain the files of Juliana Force. The printed material consists of books, manuals, catalogs, pamphlets, and reports, along with scrapbooks of clippings. Major correspondents include J. William Fulbright, Hellmut Lehman-Haupt, and Wayne Morse. Also included are two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on Mormonism belonging to one of Hathaway's ancestors, Jean G. Hathaway.
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The following boxes are located off-site: 2-14. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
a Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Calvin Sutliff Hathaway papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-09-29 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Hathaway served in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Service of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs/Military Government Section in the European Theater of Operations from Sept. 1943 to May 1946. Later, as head of the Cooper Union Museum, he was active in the campaign to return to Germany over 200 art works taken from Berlin museums.
Juliana Force, director of the Whitney Museum, was a leading opponent of American custody of German-owned art.