Series III. Reference

1903, 1915-1986, n.d.

7 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The series consists primarily of newspaper clippings, periodical articles, and books about Thomas Eakins. None were written by Goodrich, but almost all are marked with his annotations. In most, Goodrich notes the referenced work of art, identifiying each with the number he assigned in his 1933 study of the artist. The documentation of these writings consists of original volumes and clippings as well as photocopied versions of complete writings or excerpts. There are also typescripts of lectures, disserations and other apparently unpublished studies. Some writings also include related correspondence, notes and ephemera. There are also a small number of x-rays of certain paintings by Eakins, which Goodrich collected in order to study the artist's techniques. The subseries related to specific writing formats generally reflect the bibliographic categories Goodrich followed in his 1982 study of Eakins as well as in the master notes to his catalogue raisonné. Those subseries are "Books," "Exhibition catalogs," and "Museum bulletins." Although the "Articles" subseries is similar in content to the writings Goodrich categlorizes as "periodicals," it also contains unpublished works, namely lectures and symposium papers. The files comprising the "Clippings" subseries, which Goodrich identified as such, cover various topics. While some relate to Eakins, particularly reviews of posthumous exhibitions of his work, other clippings are about Goodrich, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other issues regarding the contemporary art community.

See Also:
Lloyd and Edith Havens Goodrich, Whitney Museum of American Art, Record of Works by Thomas Eakins / VII. Catalogue raisonné / B. Research


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