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Calvin Sutliff Hathaway papers, 1941-1954

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0564
Bib ID 4078874 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hathaway, Calvin Sutliff, 1907?-1974
Title Calvin Sutliff Hathaway papers, 1941-1954
Physical Description 7 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged, listed and arranged.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

a Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Calvin Sutliff Hathaway papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Hathaway, Calvin Sutliff. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1962. Accession number--M-62.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-09-29 EAD document created by CCR.

2021-06-14 Added descriptive information for Box 14 to the container list. CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Art -- Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art treasures in war -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cultural property -- Protection (International law) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hathaway, Jean G Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, 1903-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mormon Church Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morse, Wayne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Museums -- Germany -- Berlin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. European Civil Affairs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitney Museum of American Art Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I: Correspondence


Series I.1: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Acheson, Dean


Box 1 Fulbright, J. William


Box 1 Kirstein, Lincoln


Box 1 Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut


Box 1 Morse, Wayne


Series I.2: Uncataloged Correspondence


Box 1 A-C, 1945-1952


Box 1 H-L, 1945-1952


Box 1 L-Z, 1945-1952


Box 1 Miscellaneous, 1941-1947



Box 2 Miscellaneous, 1948-1949


Box 2 Miscellaneous, 1950-1954

Series II: Other Files


Box 2 Juliana Force--Files on German Art in U.S. Protective Custody


Box 2 Correspondence


Box 2 Resolutions, Release Lists


Box 2 Scrapbook


Box 2 Printed



Box 3 U.S. Army Documents



Box 4 U.S. Control Group Council for Germany--Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Daily Record, 1949-1950

2 volumes.


Box 4 Custody Art--Scrapbook



Box 5 Notes, Manuscripts, Lists, Logs, and Miscellaneous Documents


Box 5 Photographs


Box 5 Printed Miscellany

Series III: Printed Materials



Box 6 Printed Materials



Box 7 Printed Materials



Box 8 Printed Materials



Box 9 Printed Materials



Box 10 Printed Materials



Box 11 Printed Materials



Box 12 Printed Materials



Box 13 Printed--Clippings--3 Scrapbooks



Box 14 Hathaway Family Scrapbooks--Mormonism, 2 Volumes

Clippings.