Finding Aids

Lists and descriptions are available to help users access research materials in the Gallery Archives. Selected finding aids described below are available as online PDFs.

Edward E. Adams Papers, 1945–1978
Photographs and printed material documenting Edward E. Adams’ World War II service as a captain with the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the United States Army in Germany during and immediately after World War II. (Less than 1 cubic foot)
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S. Lane Faison Papers, 1945–1986
Correspondence, OSS interrogation reports, and photographs primarily accumulated by Faison during his service in the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU), and during his activities overseeing the closing of the Central Collecting Point, Munich. (Less than 1 cubic foot)
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Walter I. Farmer Papers, 1935–2000
Files, recordings, photographs, and publications documenting Farmer's service as a Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives officer during World War II and his later research on World War II-era art looting and restitution. (7 cubic feet)
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David Finley Papers, 1910–1977
Correspondence, diaries, publications, scrapbooks, motion picture films, and photographs documenting the personal life, family, and activities of David E. Finley, including his close association with Andrew W. Mellon. (48 cubic feet)
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Frederick Hartt Papers, 1936–1990
Correspondence, reports, photographs, and publications relating to Hartt’s service as a Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) officer in Italy during World War II and his activities as a member of the Committee to Rescue Italian Art (CRIA) following the Florence flood in 1966. (8 cubic feet)
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E. Parker Lesley Jr. Papers , 1934–1969
Correspondence, reports, and publications documenting Lesley’s activities as a Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) officer during World War II and his subsequent professional career. (Less than 1 cubic foot)
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John Rewald Papers, 1922–1998
Files accumulated by art historian John Rewald during his lifetime of research on Cézanne and other impressionist and post-impressionist artists, including working files for his two major Cézanne publications:  Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors (1983) and The Paintings of Paul Cézanne (1996). (48 cubic feet)
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Charles Parkhurst Papers, 1937–1964
Correspondence, publications, reports, and photographs relating to Parkhurst’s service as a Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) officer during World War II. (3 cubic feet)
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Craig Hugh Smyth Papers, 1938–1989
Art shipment receipts, activity logs, correspondence, diaries, and photographs relating to Smyth’s activities as an officer with the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Section of the United States Army during World War II. (3 cubic feet)
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Edith A. Standen Papers, 1906–1998
Diaries, correspondence, publications, and photographs documenting  Standen’s life, in particular personal daily diaries that she kept from 1921 until her death, materials relating to the Widener Collection, and papers associated with her service in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and as an officer with the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Section of the United States Military Government in Germany immediately after World War II. (10 cubic feet)
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James J. Rorimer Papers, 1941–1989
Journals, reports, correspondence, and publications concerning Rorimer’s wartime activities as an officer in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Section of the United States Army during World War II. (7 cubic feet)
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