IR-HIS. The Phillips Collection Historical Records
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Records of C. Law Watkins
The Phillips Collection Historical records, Series 3.6, Records of C. Law Watkins contain business and personal correspondence, artwork, photographs, financial records, and other documents created and collected by Watkins between 1910 and 1946. The bulk of the mterials are from his tenure at The Phillips Collection between 1929 and 1945.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1931 - 1944; 1940 - 1946; undated
Records of James McLaughlin
Scope and Contents Series 3.5 is comprised of correspondence files, arranged alphabetically, with letters received and unsigned typescripts of outgoing letters dated 1959-1980, most written between 1976 and 1977. The bulk of the documentation concerns requests and transactions with museums and galleries for borrowing works of art, sometimes accompanied by signed loan agreements, insurance papers, shipping documents, and object photography. The museum’s registrar, John Gernand, assisted McLaughlin in...
Dates: 1959 - 1980
Records of John Gernand
Scope and Contents The Phillips Collection Historical records, Series 3.3 Records of John Gernand is comprised of over 300 correspondence files, arranged alphabetically, with letters dated 1930; and 1961-1979; and a typescript statement written in 1967 by Gernand about the Braque inspired bird relief on the museum’s 1960 annex. The bulk of the correspondence in Series 3.3 was created during the mid-1970s, when Gernand served as the museum’s registrar and archivist. There are letters regarding...
Dates: 1930; 1961 - 1979
Records of Kevin Grogan
The Phillips Collection Historical records, Series 3.4, Records of Kevin Grogan contain correspondence generated by Grogan during his employ at The Phillips Collection between 1973 and 1979.
Dates: 1973 - 1979
Records of Willem de Looper
Scope and Contents The Phillips Collection Historical records, Series 3.1 Records of Willem de Looper is comprised of correspondence files, arranged alphabetically, with letters dated 1964-1983, most created during the mid-1970s. The vast majority of the documentation regards reproduction and rights requests received from publishers, scholars, museums, and universities. In response to a 1976 photography request from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for works by Kenneth Noland, de Looper provided provenance...
Dates: 1964 - 1983
Studio House and the art school records
Scope and Contents The Phillips Collection Historical records, Record Group 4 Studio House and the art school records pertains to Studio House, founded by C. Law Watkins in 1933 as an art school and exhibition and sales gallery that was affiliated with the Phillips Memorial Gallery (now The Phillips Collection)––with a complex history documented herein by nearly two decades of records from the 1930s to 1950. Charles Law Watkins (1886-1945), a close friend to Duncan Phillips and a gifted and admired teacher,...
Dates: 1931 - 1950