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MS Am 1857

Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993. Beaumont Newhall papers, 1947-1969: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1857
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993.
Title: Beaumont Newhall papers,
Date(s): 1947-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American art historian, writer, photographer and curator, Beaumont Newhall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-112. Gift of Ernst Halberstadt; received: 1969 August.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt.
This collection was recataloged in December 2013. When recataloged, the order of these papers was altered.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research. Collection was formerly restricted until the deaths of both Newhall (died 1993) and his wife, Nancy Newhall Wynne (died1974).

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Beaumont Newhall Papers, 1947-1969 (MS Am 1857.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993) was an art historian, writer, photographer, and curator 1948-1958, then director 1958-1971, of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and a visiting professor of art at various universities. Ferdinand Reyher (1889?-1967) was a novelist, newspaper correspondent, and playwright.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is correspondence between Newhall and his friend and colleague Ferdinand Reyher. The Newhall-Reyher correspondence discusses their research and writing on photography and early photographers. The compositions include articles and drafts for photography magazines, and bibliographies and notes on photography. Also contains an article by Berenice Abbott, "Photography today and tomorrow," correspondence of Newhall in his position as curator at the George Eastman House, a few letters to Reyher from third parties, a poem, and printed material. Includes one typescript 1969 letter from Beaumont Newhall to Ernst Halberstadt, concerning these papers and a typescript photocopy of a 1969 letter from Newhall to Houghton Library about the gift of these materials to Harvard.

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