Sub-subseries 2. Catalogue


Scope and Content Note

It became quite evident to the staff during the latter half of the 1960s that an updated catalogue of the Rodin collection in Philadelphia was in demand. Previous catalogues of the collection in Philadelphia had been produced starting in 1929 with Fridon G. Watkins who compiled a catalogue followed by 1930, 1933, and 1945 being the third edition. In 1969, John L. Tancock authored a Rodin Museum: Handbook, which was reprinted in 1969, 1985, and 1997. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The collection of the Rodin Museum was published in 1976 with a second printing in 1989. This sub-subseries reflects the impetus in managing such a project, negotiations between publishing houses, and the thank you letters received from the public after the publication of the catalogue are included here.