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Meyer Schapiro collection, 1919-2006

Series I: Personal papers, 1919-2001

Materials in this series comprise records from Schapiro's personal and educational life and also include documentation from notable milestones in his career.

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Subseries: I.1: Awards, degrees, and prizes, 1959-1995

Records in this subseries reflect achievements that Schapiro was recognized for in the form of awards, degrees, and prizes. This includes awards such as Commandeur de l'Order des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, honorary doctorates from various universities and colleges, and prizes such as the CAA Special Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the College Art Association of America. Materials include actual degrees and certificates, correspondence relating to these achievements, and associated publicity material. The subseries is divided further into sub-subseries by the following title designations: Sub-Subseries: I.1.1: Awards, 1959-1995, Sub-Subseries: I.1.2: Degrees, 1966-1988, Sub-Subseries: I.1.3: Prizes, 1979-1985


Sub-Subseries: I.1.1: Awards, 1959-1995


Distinguished contribution to humanistic learning -- American Council of Learned Societies



Box 98 Folder 1 Correspondence and clippings, 1959-1960


Brandeis commission award for notable achievement -- Brandeis University


Box 98 Folder 2 Program, invitation, clippings, and photographs, 1966



Box 633 Folder 1 Certificate, 1966


Graduate Faculties Alumni (GFA)98 Awards for Excellence -- Columbia University



Box 98 Folder 3 Newsletter, 1972


Outstanding achievement in art history -- Art Dealers Association of America


Box 98 Folder 4 Acceptance speech (typescript), articles, clippings, invitations, and correspondence,, 1972-1973


Alumni Award -- Hebrew Educational Society


Box 98 Folder 5 Correspondence and invitations, 1974


Alexander Hamilton Medal -- Columbia College Alumni Association


Box 98 Folder 6 Program, invitations, and seating list, 1975


Box 98 Folder 7 Press release and correspondence, 1975


Box 98 Folder 8 Press release and clippings, 1975


Box 98 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1975


Distinguished work in the arts -- National Institute of Arts and Letters


Box 98 Folder 10 Certificate and program, 1976


Commendeur, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres -- France


Box 98 Folder 11 Correspondence, 1976-1977


The mayor's award of honor for arts and culture -- Commission for Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, Mayor Edward I. Koch


Box 98 Folder 12 Program and correspondence, 1978



Box 633 Folder 2 Certificate, 1978


Distinguished teaching of art history -- The College Art Association of America



Box 98 Folder 13 Correspondence, press release, and article, 1981


Governor's award for excellence in the arts -- Vermont Council on the Arts


Box 98 Folder 14 Correspondence, 1982


Box 98 Folder 15 Programs and invitations, 1982


Box 98 Folder 16 Articles and clippings, 1982


The Fellows award -- John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation


Box 98 Folder 17 Correspondence, 1987-1995


Box 98 Folder 18 Press releases and clippings, 1987


The Golden Rectangle: The annual IAD award to art educators for publications of extraordinary merit -- The Institute for Aesthetic Development


Box 98 Folder 19 Correspondence and certificate, 1990


CAA special award for lifetime achievement -- The College Art Association of America


Box 98 Folder 20 Certificate, 1995


Box 98 Folder 21 Correspondence and program, 1995


Box 98 Folder 22 Articles and clippings, 1995


Sub-Subseries: I.1.2: Degrees, 1966-1988


Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa -- The Jewish Theological Seminary of America


Box 98 Folder 23 Program, correspondence, and badge, 1966


Doctor of Letters (Honorary) -- Columbia University


Box 98 Folder 24 Program and seating lists, 1975


Box 98 Folder 25 Press release and clippings, 1975



Box 633 Folder 3 Degree, 1975


Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) -- Yale University



Box 98 Folder 26 Program and correspondence, 1978


Box 98 Folder 27 Photographs, 1978


Box 98 Folder 28 Articles, 1978



Box 633 Folder 4 Degree, 1978


Doctor of Fine Arts (Honorary) -- University of Hartford



Box 99 Folder 1 Acceptance speech (notes), 1983


Box 99 Folder 2 Commencement program, 1983


Box 99 Folder 3 Articles, 1983


Honorary degree -- Harvard University


Box 99 Folder 4 Dinner guest list and correspondence, 1983


Box 99 Folder 5 Photograph album, 1983


Box 99 Folder 6 Articles and clippings, 1983


Honorary degree -- The New School for Social Research


Box 99 Folder 7 Programs and invitations, 1984


Box 99 Folder 8 Clippings, 1984


Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) -- Bard College


Box 99 Folder 9 Correspondence, programs, and photographs, 1988


Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) -- Brandeis University


Box 99 Folder 10 Correspondence, 1995


Sub-Subseries: I.1.3: Prizes, 1979-1985


Untitled award for publication Modern art: 19th and 20th Centuries--The Mitchell Prize for the History of Art


Box 99 Folder 11 Acceptance speech (typescript), 1979


Box 99 Folder 12 Invitations and correspondence, 1979


Box 99 Folder 13 Clippings, 1979


National Book Critics Circle prize in the field of criticism -- The National Book Critics Circle, Inc.


Box 99 Folder 14 Correspondence and press releases, 1979


Box 99 Folder 15 Articles and clippings, 1979


Jerusalem Prize of Arts and Letters -- Friends of the Bezalel Academy of Jerusalem


Box 99 Folder 16 Programs and invitations, 1983


Box 99 Folder 17 Correspondence and clippings, 1983


Aby M. Warburg Prize -- City of Hamburg (Germany)


Box 99 Folder 18 Acceptance speech (notes and transcript), 1985


Box 99 Folder 19 Correspondence and notes, 1985


Box 99 Folder 20 Press releases and clippings, 1985


Subseries: I.2: Biography Files, 1927-2001

The bulk of this subseries includes Schapiro's collected articles and clippings that referenced him. Schapiro continually collected such material beginning in the late 1920s. Additionally, there are several of Schapiro's own auto-biographical writings relating to key events in his life. Also included are his daily diaries and biographies written by other scholars.



Box 100 Folder 1 Articles and clippings, 1927-1955


Box 100 Folder 2 Articles and clippings, 1955-1959


Box 100 Folder 3 to 4 Articles and clippings, 1970-1977


Box 100 Folder 5 to 7 Articles and clippings, 1978-1979


Box 100 Folder 8 to 9 Articles and clippings, 1979-1981



Box 101 Folder 1 to 3 Articles and clippings, 1982-1983


Article -- Epstein, Helen. 1983. Meyer Schapiro: a passion to know and make known. ArtNews, May.


Box 101 Folder 4 Correspondence, notes, and proofs, 1983


Box 101 Folder 5 Correspondence and slides, 1983


Box 101 Folder 6 to 7 Articles and clippings, 1984-1986


Box 101 Folder 8 Articles and clippings, 1987-1989



Box 102 Folder 1 Articles and clippings, 1987-1989


Box 102 Folder 2 to 3 Articles and clippings, 1990-1993


Box 102 Folder 4 to 5 Articles and clippings, 1994-1996


Box 102 Folder 6 Unpublished articles and clippings on or about Meyer Schapiro, 1980s-1990s



Box 653 Folder 1 Diaries, 1940s-1960s


Box 653 Folder 2 Autobiographical account of World War II -- Annotated typescript, 1941 December 7


Box 653 Folder 3 Who's who in America -- Applications, notes, and correspondence, 1955-1995


Box 653 Folder 4 Autobiographical questionnaire -- Annotated typescript, 1983


Box 653 Folder 5 Autobiographical notes on the class of 1929 -- Annotated typescript and notes, 1984, 1929, 1984


Box 653 Folder 6 Autobiographical notes on writings -- Annotated typescripts and notes,, 1993


Box 653 Folder 7 Interview with Ralph Hyams -- Annotated typescript, 1974 February


Box 653 Folder 8 Interview with Diana Loercher -- Annotated typescript and notes, 1978-1979


Box 653 Folder 9 Biography of Meyer Schapiro / Miriam Schild Bunim ; corrected by Meyer Schapiro -- Annotated typescript,, 1980s


Box 653 Folder 10 Notes on Meyer Schapiro's biography / Lillian Milgram Schapiro -- Annotated typescripts and notes,, 1990s-2000


Box 653 Folder 11 Biography of Meyer Schapiro / David Rosand, 1996


Box 653 Folder 12 Biography of Meyer Schapiro / David Craven, 2001


Subseries: I.3: Dedications and eulogies, 1980-1996

This subseries contains material pertaining to official recognitions bestowed to Schapiro and eulogies either delivered by him to fellow friends and those given during Schapiro's funeral. This subseries is divided into the following categories to facilitate the retrieval of records: Sub-Subseries: I.3.1: Dedications, 1980-1996, Sub-Subseries: I.3.2: Eulogies, 1996.


Sub-Subseries: I.3.1: Dedications, 1980-1996


Articles and published works dedicated to Meyer Schapiro



Box 103 Folder 1 Clippings, 1980-1990


25th anniversary honor -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture


Box 103 Folder 2 Correspondence, invitations, and clippings, 1990


Box 103 Folder 3 Oral history (annotated transcript and notes), 1990


Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing -- The Brooklyn Museum


Box 103 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1992-1994


Box 103 Folder 5 Press release and brochures, 1994


Box 103 Folder 6 Notes, 1994


Box 103 Folder 7 Articles and clippings, 1994


The significance of Meyer Schapiro : a symposium in honor of his 90th birthday. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,, 1994 September 24


Box 103 Folder 8 Programs and poster, 1994


Annual benefit honoring Meyer Schapiro -- Yaddo (artist's colony)


Box 103 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1995


Untitled honor -- Coalition for the Homeless, New York


Box 103 Folder 10 Correspondence and acceptance speech (typescript), 1996

(Acceptance speech given by Benjamin Grosof)


Sub-Subseries: I.3.2: Eulogies, 1996


Box 103 Folder 11 Eulogies given by Meyer Schapiro -- Annotated typescripts and clippings,, 1960s-1990s


Meyer Schapiro : eulogy / Wolf Kahn -- American Academy of Arts and Letters


Box 103 Folder 12 Transcript, correspondence, and publication, 1996


Meyer Schapiro memorial service


Box 103 Folder 13 Eulogies (transcripts), 1996

(includes those given by Marshal Berman, George Braziller, David Grosof, and Benjamin Grosof)


Box 103 Folder 14 Visitors' book, 1996


Meyer Schapiro memorial tribute


Box 103 Folder 15 Eulogies (transcripts), program, and invitations, 1996


Box 103 Folder 16 to 18 Obituaries -- Articles and clippings, 1996


Subseries: I.4: Exhibitions, 1950, 1960-1989

While Schapiro is well known for his art historical scholarship, he also curated art exhibitions and exhibited art works he himself created. This subseries includes materials from an exhibit he co-curated alongside Clement Greenberg in 1950 at the Kootz Gallery titled "Talent 1950: 23 artists receive a showing under the sponsorship of Meyer Schapiro and Clement Greenberg." There is also substantial material relating to the exhibition "Meyer Schapiro: works of art, 1919-1970" held at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery which showcased Schapiro's own art work. Consult Series VIII: Works of art, 1920s-1980s, for a full listing of works of art held in this collection. Additionally, this subseries includes materials relating to exhibits were portraits of Schapiro were included, where works of art dedicated to him were exhibited, or where exhibitions in his honor were curated.



Box 104 Folder 1 "Talent 1950 23 artists receive a showing under the sponsorship of Meyer Schapiro and Clement Greenberg" -- Kootz Gallery (New York, N.Y.) -- Announcements and flyers, 1950 April 25, 1950, 1950 April 25


Box 104 Folder 2 "Critic's choice" -- The American Federation of Arts -- Correspondence,, 1960 February 29

(Letter soliciting Schapiro to curate an exhibition)


Box 104 Folder 3 "For Meyer Schapiro:a portfolio of twelve graphic works" -- Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum-- Correspondence and brochures,, 1978


Box 104 Folder 4 Exhibitions dedicated to Meyer Schapiro -- Articles, clippings, and exhibition catalogs,, 1984-2000


Box 104 Folder 5 "Romanesque sculpture of Moissac" -- Curatorial notes and clippings, 1985

(Exhibition held at Columbia University's Low Rotunda featuring drawings from Schapiro's travel notebooks and photographs by David Finn. Published by George Braziller, Inc. in 1985)


Box 104 Folder 6 "Exhibition of the founding faculty" -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture -- Invitations and notes,, 1986


Box 104 Folder 7 "Malarei: Annalisse Hermes" -- Exhibition announcement, correspondence and transparency, 1986 --, 1986

(Exhibition includes a portrait of Schapiro)


"Meyer Schapiro: works of art, 1919-1970" -- Wallach Art Gallery Exhibition


Box 104 Folder 8 Invitations and exhibition catalogs, 1987


Box 104 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1987


Box 104 Folder 10 Visitors' book, 1987


Box 104 Folder 11 Articles and clippings, 1987


Box 104 Folder 12 to 13 Condition reports, 1987


Box 104 Folder 14 Slides, 1987


Box 104 Folder 15 "Field and frame: Meyer Schapiro's semiotics of painting" -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture -- Brochures and correspondence,, 1989


Subseries: I.5: Photographs, 1928-1990s

This subseries documents portrait photographs of Meyer Schapiro or those taken by him. This subseries is divided into two sub-subseries which reflects this arrangement. For photographs that were ordered, purchased, or collected for research purposes by Schapiro, consult Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.6: Reproductions. Photographs used or considered for use in publications are housed with their respective titles in Series IV: Writings, Subseries: IV.5: Publications.


Sub-Subseries: I.5.1: Portraits, 1928-1990s

The majority of this sub-subseries are photographs of Schapiro used for various publications and also includes photographs of his wife, Lillian Milgram Schapiro.



Box 105 Folder 1 Graduation portrait of Lillian Milgram Schapiro, 1928


Box 105 Folder 2 Photograph of Meyer Schapiro, 1949

(Image was used in an article for the publicationLife


Box 105 Folder 3 Photographs of Meyer and Lillian Milgram Schapiro, 1950s


Box 105 Folder 4 Photographs of Meyer Schapiro, 1960s


Box 105 Folder 5 Group portrait of fellows and staff of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,, 1962 September 25


Box 105 Folder 6 Photographs of Meyer Schapiro, 1980s

(Accompanied by a drawing of Schapiro by James Rosen)


Box 105 Folder 7 Photographs of Meyer and Lillian Milgram Schapiro, 1990s


Sub-Subseries: I.5.2: Travel photographs, 1927-1957

This sub-subseries contains photographs and negatives that document Schapiro's travels to Europe and the Near East from two trips taken in 1926 through 1927 and 1957. The 1926 trip was funded by the Carnegie Corporation to complete research on his doctoral dissertation relating to Romanesque sculpture. These photographs add a visual layer to the writings contained in his travel notebooks that are contained in Subseries: I.8. The images are chiefly composed of architecture and architectural details that Schapiro went overseas to study. While the positive prints are organized by country and city traveled, the negatives, with over 1,500 individual negatives, are unsorted due to the volume.


Egypt



Box 641 Folder 1 General, 1927

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints; black and white ; 4 x 6 inches


Box 641 Folder 2 Aswan, 1927

18 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 3 Cairo, 1927

42 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (35) and 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inches (7)


Box 641 Folder 4 Dayr al-Bahri, 1927

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (2) and 3 ½ x 5 ½ inches (2)


Box 641 Folder 5 Karnak, 1927

17 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (11) and 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inches (6)


Box 641 Folder 6 Luxor, 1927

18 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (11) and 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inches (7)


Box 641 Folder 7 Mit Rahina, 1927

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 8 Philae, 1927

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 9 Saqqâra, 1927

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 10 Thebes, 1927

29 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (27) and 3 ¼ x 5 3/8 inches (2)


England


Box 641 Folder 11 General, 1957

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 12 Burford, 1957

11 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches


Box 641 Folder 13 Canterbury, 1957

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 14 Lincoln, 1957

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches


France


Box 641 Folder 15 General, 1927

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 641 Folder 16 General, 1957

16 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches


France



Box 642 Folder 1 Abbeville, 1957

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 2 Aix-en-Provence, 1957

15 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ¼ inches


Box 642 Folder 3 Baux-de-Provence, Les, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 4 Beauvais, 1957

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 5 Chartres, 1957

44 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches (Bulk) (Accompanied by notes and a postcard)


Box 642 Folder 6 Cluny, 1927

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 7 Codalet, 1927

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 8 Dijon, 1957

8 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¼ x 3 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 9 Léon, 1927

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (3) and 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches (1)


Box 642 Folder 10 Le Puy, 1957

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ;6 7/8 x 4 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 11 Le Thoronet, 1957

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ;6 7/8 x 4 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 12 Moissac and region, 1927

59 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk) (Accompanied by hand drawn map of France)


Box 642 Folder 13 Moissac and region, 1957

17 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 14 Narbonne, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 15 Pommevic, 1927

6 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (4) and 5 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches (2)


Box 642 Folder 16 Moustiers-Sainte Marie, 1957

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 x 4 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 17 Nevers, 1957

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 7 x 4 ½ inches


Box 642 Folder 18 Nîmes, 1957

25 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 5 ½ inches


France



Box 643 Folder 1 Poitiers, 1957

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 2 Prades, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 3 Riez, 1957

9 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 4 ½ x 7 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 4 Sens, 1957

20 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 5 Souillac, 1957

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 4 ½ x 7 inches


Box 643 Folder 6 Toulouse, 1927

33 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)


Greece


Box 643 Folder 7 General, 1927

10 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 8 Athens, 1927

20 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 9 Corinth, 1927

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 10 Dhafní, 1927

10 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 11 Elevsís, 1927

14 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 12 Epídhavros, 1927

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 13 Olympia, 1927

8 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 14 Tírins, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Italy


Box 643 Folder 15 Assisi, 1927

6 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 16 Bari, 1927

6 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 17 Bologna, 1927

8 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 18 Civate, 1930

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 4 x 2 ½ inches


Box 643 Folder 19 Florence, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Italy



Box 644 Folder 1 Milan, 1927

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 4 x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 2 Naples, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 3 Orvieto, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 4 Ostia Antica, 1927

9 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 5 Parma, 1927

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 6 Perugia, 1927

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 7 Pisa, 1927

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 8 Pompeii, 1927

12 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 9 Ravenna, 1927

11 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 10 Rome, 1927

38 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 1/2 x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 11 Siena, 1927

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 12 Turin, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 644 Folder 13 Verona, 1927

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Jordan


Box 644 Folder 14 Amman, 1927

77 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)


Box 644 Folder 15 As-Salt, 1927

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Lebanon



Box 645 Folder 1 Ba'labakk, 1927

15 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 645 Folder 2 Beirut, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 645 Folder 3 Ra's Ba'labakk, 1927

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Palestine


Box 645 Folder 4 Bethlehem, 1927

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 645 Folder 5 Jerusalem, 1927

82 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 645 Folder 6 Kefar Nahum

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Spain


Box 645 Folder 7 Burgos, 1927 [?], 1927

12 photographs : gelatin silver prints, black and white ; 5 x 6 ½ inches (bulk) (Photographs are assembled in a handmade card)


Box 645 Folder 8 Gerona, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 645 Folder 9 Huesca, 1927

19 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)


Box 645 Folder 10 Santo Domingo de Silos, 1927

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Syria


Box 645 Folder 11 Damascus, 1927

34 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 645 Folder 12 Salahiyeh, 1927

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Turkey


Box 645 Folder 13 to 14 Istanbul, 1927

105 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)


Box 645 Folder 15 Izmir, 1927

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Negatives



Box 646 Folder 1 General-- Unsorted, 1926-1927

261 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 646 Folder 2 General-- Unsorted, 1926-1927

250 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches



Box 672 Folder 1 General-- Unsorted, 1926-1927

250 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Box 672 Folder 2 General--Unsorted, 1926-1927

262 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches


Europe



Box 647 Folder 1 Architecture, circa, 1926-1947

3 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 2 Architecture and sculpture, Gothic, circa, 1926-1947

5 gelatin silver negative strips


France


Box 647 Folder 3 Aix-en-Provence, circa, 1926-1947

6 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 4 Albi, circa, 1926-1947

3 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 5 Beauvais, circa, 1926-1947

5 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 6 Chartres, circa, 1926-1947

8 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 7 Moissac and region, circa, 1926-1947

3 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 8 Nîmes, circa, 1926-1947

4 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 9 Périgny, 1947 April-June

13 gelatin silver negative strips


Box 647 Folder 10 Poitiers, circa, 1926-1947

1 gelatin silver negative strip


Box 647 Folder 11 Sens, circa, 1926-1947

3 gelatin silver negative strips


Subseries: I.6: Private Collection, 1961-1998

Files in Subseries: I.6 document the management and administration of Meyer and Lillian Milgram Schapiro's private art collection, including lists, notes, appraisals, condition reports, exhibition loan agreements, and gifts given to assorted art and cultural institutions.



Box 106 Folder 1 to 2 Works of art in private collection. -- Notes and lists, 1960s


Box 106 Folder 3 Loan forms, 1961-1999


Box 106 Folder 4 Inventory of furnishings at Rawsonville home -- Sketchbook, 1972-1988


Box 106 Folder 5 Inventory of works of art at Vermont home. -- Lists, 1994-1996


Box 106 Folder 6 Gifts relating to correspondence -- Lists and notes, 1994


Box 106 Folder 7 Gifts to assorted institutions. -- Correspondence, 1963-1967


Box 106 Folder 8 Gifts to the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Correspondence and receipts,, 1968-1983


Box 106 Folder 9 Gifts to the Rudolf Wittkower Fellowship Fund -- Correspondence, catalogs, and receipts,, 1973


Box 106 Folder 10 Gifts to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture -- Correspondence and clippings,, 1973-1979


Box 106 Folder 11 Gifs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Correspondence, appraisals, and forms,, 1976-1998



Box 654 Folder 1 Gifts to Columbia University, Avery Library-- Lists, notes, and correspondence,, 1980s


Box 654 Folder 2 Gifts to Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library-- Correspondence, appraisals, and lists,, 1979-2002


Box 654 Folder 3 Gifts to the Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) -- Correspondence, lists, and receipts,, 1979-1996


Box 654 Folder 4 Bequests -- Lists and notes, 1980s-1990s


Box 654 Folder 5 Gifts to Columbia University -- Articles, 1981-1989


Box 654 Folder 6 Gifts to the Archives of American Art -- Correspondence, 1984

(Accompanied by photocopies of Forest Clemenger Bess letters)


Subseries: I.7: School Records, 1919-1929

Material in subseries I.7 includes Schapiro's earliest records in the collection, a 1919 student newsletter he edited for the Latin club at Boys High school Brooklyn. The bulk of this subseries, however, is focused on Schapiro's college days at Columbia University. This includes his student notes of college courses, notes and typescripts for his 1926 master's thesis ("The sculptures of Moissac"), and, finally, material focused on his doctoral dissertation which was completed in 1929 ("The Romanesque sculpture of Moissac"). Schapiro was one of the three first recipients to be awarded a masters degree in fine arts at Columbia University and his doctoral dissertation was the first in fine arts and archeology at the university. For further materials relating to Schapiro's doctoral dissertation, also consult Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.5 under the subject term Saint-Pierre (Abbey : Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France).



Box 107 Folder 1 "Forum latinum : Boys High school Brooklyn" -- Student newsletter, 1919 December 24

(Schapiro served as editor)


Box 107 Folder 2 Fine Arts 182: Spanish Art, Professor Professor Ernest T. DeWald -- Lecture Notes, Spring, 1925


Box 107 Folder 3 Lecture notes from university classes attended-- 1 notebook, 1924-1926

(Includes notes from the following classes followed by instructor: Medieval Art, Ernest T. DeWald ; Medieval Architecture, Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin ; Renaissance Architecture, William Bell Dinsmoor, Sr. ; and Roman and Early Christian Art, Steuben Butler Murray, Jr.)


Box 107 Folder 4 Course notes -- Holograph papers, 1924-1926


Box 107 Folder 5 Reproduction requests, 1924-1926


Box 107 Folder 6 Notes from Paul Pelliot lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1928 November 10


Box 107 Folder 7 Examinations, 1928

(Examinations from university classes relating to art and architecture)


Box 107 Folder 8 Library cards, 1930-1931


Box 107 Folder 9 Class of 1924 Columbia College 40th anniversary reunion -- Pamphlet, 1964, 1924, 1964


Box 107 Folder 10 Class of 1924 Columbia College: 65th reunion -- Directory, 1989, 1924, 1989


"The sculptures of Moissac" -- Masters thesis



Box 655 Folder 1 Annotated typescript, 1926 March


Box 655 Folder 2 Research notes, 1926


Box 655 Folder 3 Research file, 1926


"The sculptures of Moissac" -- Masters thesis



Box 639 Folder 1 Reproductions -- Moissac, 1926

133 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 x 7 inches (bulk)


Box 639 Folder 2 Reproductions -- Moissac, 1926

158 photographs : gelatin silver prints; black and white ; 5 x 7 inches (bulk)


"The sculptures of Moissac" -- Masters thesis



Box 640 Folder 1 Reproductions -- Toulouse, 1926

120 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 x 7 inches (bulk)


"The Romanesque sculpture of Moissac" -- Doctoral Dissertation



Box 108 Folder 1 Annotated typescript, 1929

(Part I of dissertation. Accompanied by editorial notes from 1986)


Box 108 Folder 2 Annotated typescript, 1929

(Part II and chronology of dissertation. Accompanied by editorial notes from 1986)


Box 108 Folder 3 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Includes pages 43-122 relating to capitals)


Box 108 Folder 4 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Carbon copy of pages 62-71)


Box 108 Folder 5 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Excerpts from Part I, pages 125-177, relating to tympanum)


Box 108 Folder 6 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Pages 172-202)


Box 108 Folder 7 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Pages 192-193, 203-221)


Box 108 Folder 8 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Pages257-271)


Box 108 Folder 9 Drafts and notes, 1929

(Pages 322-376)


Box 108 Folder 10 to 11 Drafts and notes, 1929


Box 108 Folder 12 Correspondence, 1935 December 20


Subseries: I.8: Travel notebooks, 1926-1990s

In 1926, Schapiro received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to research his doctoral dissertation on Romanesque sculpture. That trip, which lasted 15 months, provided Schapiro with first hand visual experience with architectural works he had only known through reproductions and texts. This subseries includes his complete travel notebooks and is organized by country and/or city.

Since these travel notebooks were compiled by Schapiro by region traveled, they are occasionally not individual, discrete notebooks and are therefore described by leave count and dimensions. In the event where an actual notebook is intact, it will be described as such. Consult Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.5: Research notes under the appropriate subject heading for other drawings and notes created during Schapiro's travels. Also consult Subseries: I.5: Photographs, Sub-Subseries: I.5.2: Travel photographs for photographs taken during his 1926 trip and that complement the notebooks in this subseries.

The 2007 publicationMeyer Schapiro abroad: letters to Lillian and travel notebooksreproduced several sheets of Schapiro's travel notebooks from the years 1926 through 1927. Items in that publication reproduced material in this subseries and also items from Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.5: Research notes, especially for notes relating to illuminated manuscripts.

In the 1980s and 1990s, several leaves were detached and placed on mats, these are also arranged by country and/or city.

This subseries is arranged as follows: Sub-Subseries I.8.1: Notebooks, 1926-1974, Sub-Subseries I.8.2: Detached leaves and tourist maps, 1927-1947.


Sub-Subseries I.8.1: Notebooks, 1926-1974



Box 634 Folder 1 Toulouse (France) and region, 1926-1927

165 leaves, 8 x 5 ½ inches (bulk) (Includes material from 1930-1931 and material relating to the Saint Pierre Abbey in Moissac, France)


Box 634 Folder 2 Poitiers (France), 1926 November and Dijon (France), 1927 January 22-29, 1926 November, 1927 January 22-29

17 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches (bulk)(Includes material from the following locations: Dijon ; Beaune ; Lyons ; Vienne ; Orange ; Avignon ; Arles ; and Genova)


Box 634 Folder 3 Moissac (France) and Toulouse (France), 1926-1931

150 card files, 4 x 6 inches ; 40 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches (bulk)(An inscription indicates that the small pages (index cards) date from 1931 and the large pages (leaves) date from 1926)


Box 634 Folder 4 France, Southwest, 1926

60 leaves, 8 x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)


Box 634 Folder 5 France, Romanesque architecture and sculpture, 1926-1931

47 leaves, 8 x 5 inches (bulk) (Includes material from Italy, Belgium, and England)


Box 634 Folder 6 Greece, Paris (France), Ghent (Belgium), and Berlin (Germany), 1926-1931

36 leaves, 7 x 5 inches (bulk)



Box 635 Folder 1 France, Southern, 1926

41 leaves, 7 ¾ x 5 inches (bulk) (Notes are chiefly relating to architectural illustrations attached to an A.K. (Arthur Kingsley) Porter publication. Notes also contain a draft letter to Jules Momméja)


Box 635 Folder 2 Normandy (France): Amiens, Caen, and Bayeux, 1926

1 notebook, 8 ¼ x 5 1/8 inches (Includes notes reflections on A.K (Arthur Kingsley) Porter )


Box 635 Folder 3 Moissac (France), 1926-1930

202 leaves, 8 3/16 x 5 ½ inches (bulk) (Schapiro referred to this notebook as "Moissac and Comparisons." For individual leaves placed in mats, refer to Box)


Box 635 Folder 4 Catalonia (Spain), 1927

39 leaves, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (bulk)


Box 635 Folder 5 Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Toledo (Spain), Madrid (Spain), and Burgos (Spain),, 1927 August

1 notebook, 8 x 5 ¾ inches ; 64 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 inches (bulk)


Box 635 Folder 6 Aragon (Spain), Navarra (Spain), Segovia (Spain), Ávila (Spain), Castile (Spain), and Galicia (Spain),, 1927

71 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 7/8 inches (bulk)



Box 636 Folder 1 Rome (Italy) and Bari (Italy), 1927 May

2 notebooks, 7 ½ x 4 inches


Box 636 Folder 2 Florence (Italy) and Ravenna (Italy), circa, 1927

1 notebook, 7 ½ x 5 3/8 inches


Box 636 Folder 3 Venice (Italy), Verona (Italy), Bologna (Italy), Padua (Italy), Ravenna (Italy), Milan (Italy),, 1927

1 notebook, 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches


Box 636 Folder 4 Vienna (Austria), 1927

1 notebook, 6 3/8 x 3 7/8 (inches)


Box 636 Folder 5 Greece and Egypt, 1926-1927

19 leaves, 7 x 5 ¼ (bulk)(Accompanied by correspondence)


Box 636 Folder 6 Damascus (Syria), Ba'labakk (Lebanon), and Beirut (Lebanon), 1927 -, 1927

35 leaves, 5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches (bulk)


Box 636 Folder 7 Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, 1927

100 leaves, 7 ½ x 4 7/8 inches (bulk)



Box 637 Folder 1 Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1931

1 notebook, 8 ¼ x 5 1/8 inches


Box 637 Folder 2 France, 1926

318 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 inches (bulk); board covers: 8 ¾ x 5 ¼ x 1 ¾ (Leaves are housed in a book stripped of pages)


Box 637 Folder 3 England, 1957 ; France, 1957 ; Brasília (Brazil), 1960s ; Japan, 1966-1967 ; Holland, 1957 ; Israel, 1961 ; Paris (France), 1974 May, 1957, 1957, 1960s, 1966-1967, 1957, 1961, 1974 May

1 notebook, 5 ¾ x 4 inches ; 185 leaves, 5 x 4 inches (bulk)


Box 637 Folder 4 Europe, 1954

1 notebook, 6 x 4 inches


Box 637 Folder 4 Istanbul (Turkey), Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and France, 1961

1 notebook, 5 ¼ x 3 ½ inches


Box 637 Folder 4 Jerusalem (Israel) and Paris (France), 1974

1 notebook, 4 ½ x 2 7/8 inches


Box 637 Folder 5 Administrative records, 1980s-1990s


Sub-Subseries I.8.2: Detached leaves and tourist maps, 1927-1947



Box 638 Folder 1 France, 1927

20 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 2 Bibliothèque nationale de France, circa, 1927

12 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 5/16 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 3 Cahors (France), 1927

6 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 4 Autun (France) and Charleville (France), 1926-1927

7 leaves, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 5 Europe, 1926 -1957, 1926

23 leaves, variable dimensions (Chiefly landscapes and church interiors)


Box 638 Folder 6 Lescure-d'Albigeois (France), 1927

7 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 7/16 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 7 Le Mans (France), 1927

1 leaf, 7 ¾ x 5 inches


Box 638 Folder 8 Lyon (France), 1927

1 leaf, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches


Box 638 Folder 9 to 10 Moissac (France), 1927

leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (leaf); 11 ½ x 9 inches (mat)(In 1985 Iinvidual leaves from the travel notebook in Box 635, enclosure 3 were placed in mats for the Columbia University exhibition "Romanesque sculpture of Moissac." See Box 104, Folder 3 for materials relating to this exhibition. Material relates chiefly to Saint-Pierre (Abbey : Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France), see below for further detached leaves on this structure)


Box 638 Folder 11 Nantes (France), 1927

2 leaves, 7 ¾ x 5 inches


Box 638 Folder 12 Palestine, 1926

1 sheet, 8 1/8 x 5 ¼ inches (Accompanied by a note from 1980)


Box 638 Folder 13 Pommevic (France), 1927

7 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 14 Rodez (France), 1927

2 leaves, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches


Saint-Pierre (Abbey : Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France)


Box 638 Folder 15 General, 1927

11 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 16 Tower, narthex, and porch, 1927

39 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 17 East gallery capitals, 1927

26 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 18 West gallery capitals, 1927

12 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 19 North and south gallery capitals, 1927

17 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 20 Pier reliefs, 1927

14 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 21 Porch, 1927

9 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 3/8 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 22 Trumeaux, 1927

leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 23 Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 1927

34 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 24 Spain, 1927

32 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 inches (bulk)


Box 638 Folder 25 Tourist maps, 1927-1947