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Ivins family papers

Title
Ivins family papers, 1885-1961, bulk (1900-1946).
Author
Ivins family.
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Box 1Moving imageRequest in advance MssCol 1535 Box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
13.1 linear feet (22 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Maps.
  • Paintings.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Ivins, Barbara
Biography (note)
  • William Mills Ivins, Sr. (1851-1915) was a lawyer and municipal reformer in New York City.
  • William Mills Ivins, Jr. (1881-1961) was the first curator of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1917 to 1946, associate director of the museum from 1933 to 1938, and acting director from 1938 to 1940. He was the author of many articles and books on prints, printmaking and the book arts.
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Call Number
MssCol 1535
Author
Ivins family.
Title
Ivins family papers, 1885-1961, bulk (1900-1946).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats
William Ivins, Jr. diary, Apr.-Sept. 1934; available on microfilm; New York Public Library *ZL-391
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, notes, and legal and financial records of William Ivins, Sr.; correspondence, writings, notes, and diaries of William Ivins, Jr.; correspondence of other family members; family personal miscellany; photographs and graphic materials; and printed matter. Correspondence, 1886-1915, of William Ivins, Sr. concerns his activities in New York and South America, and includes letters related to his unsuccessful 1905 mayoral campaign in New York City, his work for the Brazilian government from 1886 to 1893, and his business ventures abroad. His writings are on subjects such as the history of diplomacy, philosophy and theory of the law, and South American and New York politics. Papers of William Ivins, Jr. mainly contain his articles, lectures, notes, and diaries on the subjects of art, mathematics and museum administration. Other Ivins family correspondence, ca. 1910-1960, is comprised of letters of Emma Yard Ivins, wife of William Ivins, Sr., and Katherine Ivins, their daughter, and concerns the career of William Ivins, Jr. as well as political and suffrage issues. Also, songbooks and lyric sheets, photographs, art work by family members, and printed matter.
Biography
William Mills Ivins, Sr. (1851-1915) was a lawyer and municipal reformer in New York City. He held several city offices, served as counsel for Brazil in a boundary dispute with Argentina, was a founder of the Reform Club, and wrote about municipal problems and the history and theory of the law.
William Mills Ivins, Jr. (1881-1961) was the first curator of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1917 to 1946, associate director of the museum from 1933 to 1938, and acting director from 1938 to 1940. He was the author of many articles and books on prints, printmaking and the book arts.
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Occupation
Art museum curators.
Lawyers.
Politicians.
Added Author
Easley, Ralph M. (Ralph Montgomery), 1858-
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
Ivins, Anthony.
Ivins, Emma Yard.
Ivins, Katherine.
Ivins, William Mills, 1851-1915.
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961.
Quinn, John, 1870-1924.
Joseph Flint Company.
W.R. Grace & Co.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1535
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