Fiske Kimball Papers

Fiske Kimball Papers
1874-1957, n.d.
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Collection Summary


Title:Fiske Kimball Papers

Date:1874-1957, n.d.

Creator(s):Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955

Extent:101 linear feet

Code:FKP

Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:The Fiske Kimball Papers document the myriad interests and tireless professional pursuits of architect, scholar and museum director Fiske Kimball (1888-1955). The papers include professional and personal correspondence; architectural drawings; manuscript, typescript, and printed versions of articles, books, and reviews; photographs, including some personal snapshots and portraits of Kimball and his family; and research and reference material, particularly notes and clippings.


Information for Researchers


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Fiske Kimball Papers are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification and date], [Series info.], Fiske Kimball Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Separated Material

Selected manuscripts and photographs related to the history of art and architecture. Bequeathed by Fiske Kimball to Harvard University, 1955. Papers selected by John Coolidge and transferred, 1956. See "Papers of Sidney Fiske Kimball," Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).

Stratford Hall Restoration Papers. Transferred to the Archives of the Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library Stratford Hall Plantation (Stratford, VA 22558), Aug. 7, 1968. An inventory of this material is available in the Museum Archives.

Gunston Hall Restoration papers, 1946-1960. Transferred to Gunston Hall Plantation (10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA 22079), April 16, 1973. A folder-level inventory of this material is available in the Museum Archives.

Museum planning papers. Transferred to the Fiske Kimball Records ("Administrative" series, "Subjects" subseries), 2002.

Architectural products vendor catalogs. Given to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 2003.


Related Material

Fiske Kimball Records. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Kimball, Marie Goeble, 1889-1955. Papers, ca. 1920-1955. Special Collections, Alderman Library, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.


Administrative Information


Acquisition and Custody Information

Bequeathed by Fiske Kimball, 1955.

Accruals

June 20, 1977. Photograph album of Kimball family portraits received from University of Virginia Library, Manuscript Division (Ac. No. 10184).

Apr. 1984. Samuel T. Freeman & Co. 1957 auction catalogue received from Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr.

Processed By
Katherine Stefko, Bertha Adams, Adrianna Del Collo, Courtney Smerz, and Honor Keeler.


Historical Note


As a scholar and teacher, author, architect and museum director, Fiske Kimball had an insatiable desire to immerse himself in numerous and often simultaneous projects concerning art and architecture, and in turn, to educate and excite others in those pursuits. Best known for his thirty-year tenure as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kimball packed several prolific careers into his 66 years. Although he never attributed his motivation and drive to any individual or institution, Kimball's work ethic no doubt was cultivated during his early years, particularly by his father. Born December 8, 1888, in the Boston suburb of Newton, Massachusetts, Sidney Fiske Kimball was the second child of Ellen Leora (nee Ripley) and Edwin Fiske Kimball. The elder Kimball was an educator in the Boston school district, serving as headmaster of the Gilbert Stuart School in Dorchester from 1909 until his death in 1924. He lectured and wrote on educational and other social topics, such as scientific temperance and hygiene, and sat on several civic committees. While the younger Kimball was away at college and during his early career years, his father corresponded often, advising and encouraging his son to stay "on the road to even higher usefulness." Based on her accomplishments, Kimball's sister Theodora received similar encouragement from their parents and shared her brother's enthusiasm for scholarship. Born in 1887, Theodora Kimball was one of the first women to graduate from Simmons College with an advanced degree. She was an author, editor, and lecturer of landscape architecture and city planning, as well as librarian of the School of Landscape Architecture of Harvard University, where she worked with and later married Professor Henry Hubbard.

Coming from such a motivated environment, Fiske Kimball entered academia in 1905, attending Harvard University's Lawrence Scientific School, Department of Architecture. Upon earning an A.B. in Fine Arts from Harvard College in 1909, Kimball was accepted to Harvard's Graduate School of Applied Sciences to further his studies in architecture. During this time, Kimball was awarded the Sheldon Fellowship, which allowed him to travel and study art in Europe for approximately eight months. He also received several scholarships and prizes, including that awarded by the Boston Society of Architects in 1910. By the time he received his Master's degree in Architecture in 1912, Kimball had already gained experience in three professions--as a teacher, architect and author. While the latter two served as lifelong careers, Kimball used his early years of teaching as an opportunity to further his own graduate studies.

Although Kimball taught as an assistant in fine arts while studying at Harvard in 1909, his first full-time teaching position came in 1912, when he was appointed an instructor in architecture at the University of Illinois. While at Urbana-Champaign, Kimball took graduate courses. He also met Marie Goebel, daughter of Julius Goebel, a professor of Germanic languages at the university. They married the following June and moved to Michigan upon Kimball's appointment as instructor and later assistant professor of architecture at that university. As at Illinois, Kimball continued his own graduate studies while teaching at the University of Michigan. With a concentration in the history of architecture, he wrote his dissertation, "Thomas Jefferson and the First Monument of the Classical Revival in America," which was a study of the design of the Virginia Capitol. His degree of Ph.D. was conferred in June 1915, at which time Kimball also decided to use "Fiske" rather than "Sidney" as his first name. Kimball's study in early American architecture was further advanced the following year when he was named the first recipient of Harvard University's Sachs Research Fellowship. The research work and travel required Kimball to take a year's leave of absence from Michigan. Upon his return to the university, Kimball was offered the position of assistant professor of fine arts, which he held from 1918 to 1919.

The Kimballs next moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where in the fall of 1919, Kimball joined the faculty of the University of Virginia as a professor and head of the department of architecture and fine arts. He also served from around 1921 to 1923 as the university's supervising architect and as such, oversaw the design and construction of Memorial Gymnasium, McIntire Amphitheatre, and a faculty housing complex. In addition to his multiple responsibilities in Virginia, Kimball also began in 1919 to lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and in the summer of 1921 he taught two art history courses at the University of Chicago. In 1923, he and Marie made Manhattan their home when he accepted a position at New York University (NYU) to re-establish and serve as director of its Department of Fine Arts and as Morse Professor of the Literature of the Arts of Design, which included lecturing at the National Academy of Design. (The department's graduate program in the history of art later developed into the Institute of Fine Arts.) In 1924 he also was appointed the university's consulting architect. Kimball remained at NYU and continued lecturing at the Metropolitan until 1925 when he was appointed director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He retained his position as NYU's consulting architect until his death. Although Kimball's last formal teaching position was a 1940 summer session at the University of California in Berkeley, he continued to teach through his lectures and addresses given at Philadelphia Museum of Art and other museums and institutions, professional associations, and a variety of clubs and organizations.

While Kimball's first published article, concerning the arrangement of photographs and magazine plates, appeared in the April 1908 issue of Brickbuilder magazine, his long and prolific career as a writer began on a more regular basis in 1912. In addition to writing an article on the brick manor houses of France, Kimball was invited in the spring of 1913 to write a book on the history of architecture as part of a series of histories of art to be published by Harper. Over the next dozen years, Kimball continued to write on the history of architecture, particularly that of early America. In 1916, Kimball's first book, Thomas Jefferson, Architect was published privately. Sharing his interest in American Colonial and early Republic history, Kimball's wife Marie assisted her husband with his research of Jefferson and published her own studies of the period. After the Harper's project, published in 1918, Kimball's next book, Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies and of the Early Republic, appeared in 1922. He also wrote numerous reviews of publications on architecture. With Kimball's appointment as museum director in 1925, his subject matter broadened to include topics such as Philadelphia Chippendale furniture and other decorative arts, period rooms, collections of paintings, artists and special exhibits, and issues concerning the operation of art museums in America. From 1925 to 1955, Kimball wrote nearly 200 articles for literary and art magazines published in the U.S. and Europe, as well as six books, including his study of American carver and architect Samuel McIntire (1940) and his seminal study of the development of the Rococo (1943). Kimball served on several editorial boards, including a vice chairmanship on the board editing the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, and from 1920 to 1926 he was in charge of the American section of Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstler, a comprehensive dictionary of artists and architects known commonly as Thieme Becker.

As previously noted, Kimball's other lifelong career was his work as an architect, which he began practicing in 1910. Licensed to practice in several states, Kimball was appointed fellow of the American Institute of Architects and served as president of the Virginia chapter. Between 1906 and 1930, Kimball completed nearly twenty residential projects including several cottages at Christmas Cove, Maine, a colony of cottages at Onekema, Michigan, and the Scottwood subdivision in Ann Arbor. In addition, Kimball oversaw the renovation of several Colonial and early Republic houses, including most significantly that of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. In addition, Kimball, often along with his architectural colleague Erling H. Pedersen, worked on Dumbarton House, Gunston Hall, Moors' End, the Octagon, Stratford Hall, Tryon's Palace, Carroll Mansion at Homewood, and two Fairmount Park Houses, Lemon Hill and Mount Pleasant. Kimball's more personal architectural projects include his design for his in-laws' house at Castle Park, Michigan, and for his parents' home at Milton, Massachusetts. For himself and his wife Marie, Kimball in 1935 began designing Shack Mountain, their home near Charlottesville, Virginia. The house, a modern home that incorporated the "classical Jeffersonian model," represented the Kimballs' long-term attachment to the area, which began with their shared scholarly interest in Thomas Jefferson and Monticello and continued with Kimball's tenure at the University of Virginia. The Kimballs retained Shack Mountain throughout their lifetime. In 1992, the house was nominated as a National Historic Landmark.

Kimball also sat on several advisory boards, including many that fostered the nation's nascent historic preservation movement in the United States. He served for 25 years on the Advisory Committee of Architects overseeing the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. In this role, he provided guidance on the restoration of the Colonial city based upon his historical research and interpretation. In addition, he was a member of the Advisory Board of National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments that advised the National Park Service on the identification, restoration and management of historic sites. He also served as secretary of the Jefferson Bicentennial Commission, was a member of the jury for the Thomas Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and was a member of the Rockefeller Center Art Advisory Committee.

Already an established author, architect and professor, Kimball in 1925 accepted the position as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (operating at that time as the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art). As the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin noted at the time of his death, "few have ever made a greater contribution to Philadelphia's culture." When Kimball assumed his directorship, the Museum still operated in Memorial Hall, a Centennial Exhibition structure, and its collection focused on American-made objects with an emphasis on textiles and the industrial arts. Construction of the new building was underway. During his tenure, Kimball oversaw the completion of the building's exterior and a significant installation of its interior, most of which was accomplished with WPA-sponsored labor. Kimball filled the newly built Museum with several period rooms and architectural elements from Europe and Asia. For this and his own academic purposes, Kimball, always accompanied by Marie, traveled to Europe many times to meet with dealers, visit architectural sites of interest, and conduct extensive research in French archives. In addition, Kimball was responsible for bringing several major collections to the Museum, including the Foulc collection of Medieval and Renaissance sculpture, furnishings and artifacts, the Crozier collection of Oriental art, and the Arensberg and Gallatin collections of 20th century painting and sculpture.

To care for these collections, Kimball worked to develop a professional staff of men and women, some of whom went on to assume head positions at other major museums in the United States and in Europe. To all personnel, Kimball passed on his devotion to the Museum and a sense of fairness. As recalled in a Museum Bulletin, Kimball "was preeminent in his relationship with his staff...[giving] credit where credit was due." When writing to staff or colleagues, Kimball often animated his correspondence with a "Bully!" to signify his approval of a particular action or recommendation. Such commanding enthusiasm complemented his six-foot-one frame "of ample girth." According to PMA curator Carl Zigrosser, "Kimball was a titan of directed energy...[which] came from his sense of dedication to the Museum." Kimball's contribution to the Museum was publicly acknowledged when he was named the 1950 recipient of the prestigious Philadelphia Award. While serving as director, Kimball was also active in several related professional organizations, including the American Association of Museums, the Museum Council of Philadelphia, and the Association of Art Museum Directors.

In the end, according to his biographers George and Mary Roberts, Kimball's boundless energy and frenetic work habits apparently overwhelmed him, and in January 1955 he resigned as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On March 2, Kimball's wife Marie, to whom he was very devoted, died. Five months later, while traveling in Europe, Fiske Kimball suffered a heart attack and stroke. He died on August 14 in Munich.

Chronology
1888 (Dec. 8)Sidney Fiske Kimball born, Newton, Massachusetts.
1909A. B., Harvard University.
1909-1910Teaching assistant in Fine Arts, Harvard University.
1910-1911Travels in Europe as Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University.
1912M.Arch., Harvard University.
1913Instructor in Architecture, University of Illinois.
1913 (June 7)Marries Marie Goebel, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
1913-1915Instructor of Architecture, University of Michigan.
1915Ph.D., University of Michigan.
1915-1916Assistant professor in Architecture, University of Michigan.
1916-1917Sachs Research Fellow at University of Michigan.
1918-1919Assistant professor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan.
1919-1923Professor and head of Department of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of Virginia.
1923-1925Director of the Department of Fine Arts and Morse Professor of the Literature of the Arts of Design, New York University.
1924-1951Architect for New York University.
1925 (Sept.)-1955 (Jan.)Director, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1955 (Mar.)Death of Marie Goebel Kimball.
1955 (Aug.)Death of Fiske Kimball, Munich, Germany.
Works Consulted

Bober, Harry. "The Gothic Tower and the Stork Club." Originally published in Spring 1962 issue of Arts and Sciences. New York University. Institute of Fine Arts. 10 Sept. 2003.

Fiske Kimball Papers. Personal papers and records series. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes information on the estates of Kimball's parents and family correspondence.

Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts. An Exhibition Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, September 1995-July 1996. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). 23 Jan. 2003.

Kane, Mary Givens. A Bibliography of the Works of Fiske Kimball. Edited by Frederick Doveton Nichols. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1959).

"The New Director: Fiske Kimball, Ph.D." Bulletin (Pennsylvania Museum of Art) (Oct. 1925):2-3.

Papers of Sidney Fiske Kimball, 1918-1952. Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). 23 Jan. 2003.

"Review of the Year Presented at the Annual Meeting: June 13, 1955." Bulletin (Philadelphia Museum of Art) (Summer 1955):51-67.

Roberts, George, 1900- and Mary Roberts. Triumph on Fairmount: Fiske Kimball and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1959).


Scope and Content Note


The Fiske Kimball Papers document the myriad interests and tireless professional pursuits of architect, scholar and museum director Fiske Kimball. The papers include professional and personal correspondence; architectural drawings; manuscript, typescript, and printed versions of articles, books, and reviews; photographs, including some personal snapshots and portraits of Kimball and his family; and research and reference material, particularly notes and clippings. Note that the majority of material pertaining to Kimball's thirty year tenure as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are located in the Fiske Kimball Records, and the two collections should be consulted in tandem.

The "General correspondence and related material" series primarily documents Kimball's long-term association with organizations devoted to professional development and scholarship, such as the American Institute of Architects, the American Association of Museums, and the Association of Art Museum Directors. In addition, the series includes a significant amount of letters with journal editors. As documented by this and additional correspondence found in the "Writings and research" series, Kimball had long-standing relationships with many of these editors, as he frequently offered solicited and unsolicited contributions to a variety of art and literary magazines.

The "Personal papers and records" series documents the more personal aspects of Kimball's busy life, and includes correspondence with members of his family, including his wife Marie, his parents, his sister, and some of his in-laws and distant relatives. The series also includes Kimball's letterbooks and journals; snapshots and portraits; material regarding Kimball's estate and that of his parents; records of his European travels; financial, genealogical, and insurance information; documentation of Kimball's various residences; and his high school, college and graduate school records.

The next five series relate to specific aspects of Kimball's professional life. The "Architectural projects" series documents Kimball's various design/build, consulting and restoration projects, and includes correspondence with clients; architectural floor plans, elevations and renderings; ephemera; wallpaper and fabric samples; and research material. Of particular note is the material documenting Kimball's long-term involvement with the restoration of Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg. The "Historic preservation projects" series documents Kimball's role in a government and two private agencies focused on the identification, study, maintenance and preservation of America's historic buildings and monuments. Kimball's role as an advisor on a variety of art historical and historical projects is recorded in the "Art historical and historical projects" series. These projects range from planning festivities around the 200th aniversary celebration of Thomas Jefferson's birth to selecting an artistic program for the Rockefeller Center, and from planning a Festschrift in honor of an art historian friend to facilitating the publication of two important art historical reference works.

The "Teaching position" series includes correspondence, course assignments, exam questions, lecture notes, student records and other material related to Kimball's professorships at the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and New York University. Material about Kimball's temporary lecture posts at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley is also included. The "Writings and research" series documents Kimball's extensive published contributions to art historical scholarship, as well as some of the areas of interest on which he lectured, researched, or intended to publish. The series includes manuscript, typescript, and printed versions of his writings; correspondence with his editors, publishers, translators, co-authors, and others; photographs and negatives used by Kimball for study purpose and as illustrations; notes; and other associated material.

The final series, "Reference material" is comprised of clippings, photographs, glass and film negatives, lantern slides, post cards, and other material Kimball consulted for reference purposes, specifically in support of his art historical scholarship, and possibly also his work as an architect and architectural consultant. The series also includes his card file in which he kept bibliographic references, addresses, and personal information, including his dental X-rays.


Arrangement


According to Merle Chamberlain, the archivist who first processed the Fiske Kimball Papers in 1982, "Kimball's papers were found, helter-skelter, in a loft storeroom of the Museum. File drawers had been transferred carelessly into open boxes and other containers without identification....It was apparent that the Kimball papers had been shifted from pillar to post for twenty years after coming to the Museum. Even in 1975, they were not secure. A flood from the newly installed air-conditioning equipment soaked some of the boxes and produced mold. The papers were salvaged and moved to the present Archives...." The papers were initially processed into 19 series.

The current arrangement consolidates the collection into eight series, five of which focus on aspects of Kimball's professional life: "Architectural projects," "Historic preservation projects," "Art historical and historical projects," "Teaching positions," and "Writings and research." Of the remaining series, "General correspondence and related material" and "Personal papers and records" document multiple aspects of Kimball's life. "Reference material" consists of a mix of documentation Kimball used for multiple purposes.

Series I. General correspondence and related material

Date:
1908-1955, n.d.

Extent:
18 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

While this series includes Kimball's correspondence with many of the same individuals and institutions represented in the various subject-related series, the bulk of "General correspondence and related material" documents his long-term association with organizations devoted to professional development and scholarship. Kimball's most consistent correspondents include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Association of Museums (AAM), and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD). The earliest of Kimball's professional affiliations was with the AIA, and correspondence begins with his 1915 application as Junior Member of its Michigan chapter. The publication of his dissertation in the Institute's journal is another subject of his early correspondence. Later correspondence deals with Kimball's work on the Committee on Archives, including his suggestion of compiling a "Who's Who in Architecture" to document AIA members, and his participation in the Virginia and Philadelphia chapters. Kimball's membership in the AAM and AAMD corresponds with his tenure at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). Documentation of both organizations consists of general correspondence as well as annual meeting agendas and minutes and material relating to the various subgroups of committees and councils. Related material in the Fiske Kimball Records is cross-referenced at the file level. Much of Kimball's early AAM correspondence is with its director, Lawrence Vail Coleman, and pertains to a variety of issues concerning museums generally and to the PMA specifically, such as its progress on construction projects funded by the Works Progress Administration. Much of his correspondence of the 1940s pertains to the Committee on Association Policies. In the AAMD files, lists of exhibitions arranged by member museums and available for travel appear regularly within the correspondence files. The issue of overlapping AAMD and AAM agendas and meeting dates is another topic of regular discussion.

There is also substantial documentation with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which was established in 1925 to provide fellowships for advanced professionals in most fields of art. Kimball sat on its Education Advisory Board and was consulted regularly for his opinions and recommendations of fellow nominees. Kimball also corresponded regularly with the College Art Association, another institution devoted to the promotion of the visual arts, and with the Century Association, to which Kimball was elected a resident member in 1924. Located in New York City, the latter organization, also referred to as a club, was incorporated to promote the advancement of art and literature, and maintained a library, reading room and art gallery. The bulk of Kimball's correspondence with the Century relates to member recommendations. His memberships with the Philadelphia Art Alliance and with the prestigious American Philosophical Society are also well documented.

The individuals significantly represented in this series also exemplify the array of art experts Kimball cultivated. These include: New York collector of American art, Thomas B. Clarke; fellow author and staff member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Prints, Edna Donnell; and art historians Walter Cook and R. Meyer Riefstahl. Other organizational correspondents include Harvard University, New York University, the Frick Art Reference Library, and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, as well as the publications Architectural Record, Art Bulletin and Antiques Magazine.

Also of note is Kimball's twenty-year correspondence with the New York clothier Brooks Brothers. These letters give a personal picture of Kimball, including his stature, preferences in men's fashion, and his implicit expectation of nothing less than perfect customer service.

In addition to the minutes and agendas referenced above, many folders contain other material related to the correspondence, including clippings, ephemera, photographs and publications. Attachments have been retained with the appropriate correspondence as well as any reference material Kimball may have assembled with it, including his notes.

Arrangement

This series consists of papers originally processed as "Records of Kimball's Early Career, 1911-1923" and "Professional Correspondence, 1920-1955." The one exception is the material previously identified as Kimball's teaching records, and originally part of the "Early Career" series. These are now processed as a separate "Teaching positions" series. "General correspondence" is divided into three chronological subseries, in an arrangement that generally reflects the original order, without the overlap of dates. The subseries are 1908-1919, 1920-1942 and 1943-1955. Within each subseries, folders are arranged alphabetically with alphabetical-run folders (containing multiple personal or corporate authors) preceding individual author folders.

Subseries A. 1908-1919

Date:
1908-1919

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
11 American-Architectural.1919
12The American Architect. 1917-1919
13American Federation of Arts. 1915
14American Institute of Architects. General correspondence.1916-1919
15American Institute of Architects. Publications.1917
16American Institute of Architects. Journal. 1915
17American Institute of Architects. Journal. 1919
18Architectural Forum.. 1917-1918
19Architectural Record. 1913-1919
110Architectural Review.. 1912, 1917-1919
111Architecture (Journal). 1917-1918
112Art Institute of Chicago. 1912-1916
113 Barry-Butler.1909-1919
114Bates, Henry M. (Henry Moore), 1869-1949. 1917-1918
115The Brickbuilder. 1908-1913
116Brothers of Amicirclum.

1912-1917, n.d.
117 Carus-Crowell.1910-1919
118Century Magazine Co.. 1917-1918
119Chase, George Henry, 1874-1952.

1917-1919
120University of Virginia. Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. Re Jouett portrait of Thomas Jefferson.

1917-1919
121College Art Association (U.S.). 1912-1916
122Costikyan, Kevork. 1910-1916
123 Double-Fullum.

1912-1919
124Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Harvard University Chapter.

1914-1915
125The Dial. 1912-1918
126 Edgell-Foerster.1911-1912
127Frick Art Reference Library. 1919
128 G.-Guild.1912-1919
129 Haller-Hutchins.1912-1919
21Harper & Brothers. 1913-1919
22Harvard Club of New York City. 1909, 1917
23Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909.

1912
2391Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Sexennial report.1915
2392Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Tenth Anniversary Report.1919-1920
24Harvard University.

1912-1919, n.d.
25Harvard University. Committee on the Sachs Research Fellowship.

1916-1917
26Harvard University. Warren, H. Langford.

1912-1913
27Harvard University. Warren, H. Langford.

1914
28 Indiana-Lyndon.1912-1919
29Lewis, Edwin, 1881-. 1909-1914
210Library of Congress. 1912-1913
211 MacMillan-Nicolay.1910-1919
212Massachusetts Historical Society. 1915-1919
213Michigan State Board for Registration of Architects.. 1916-1917
214Millar, Donald MacDonald. 1919
215 Ollivier-Prudential.1910-1919
216Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933.. 1917-1919, n.d.
217 Rebilliau-Yapp.1910-1919
218Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. 1915-1919
219Spooner, Charles W..

1917-1919, n.d.
220United States. Washtenaw County, Mi. Local Draft Board. War Department bulletin.

1917
221University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus).

1912-1914
222University of Kentucky. 1918
223University of Manitoba. 1913
224University of Michigan. Kelsey, Francis W.

1914-1919
225 Unidentified friends and aquaintances and "psuedonyms".

1909-1914, n.d.
226 Unidentified. [Norman], [Michigan].1917, n.d.
227 Illegible letters.1914, 1916, n.d.

Subseries B. 1920-1942

Date:
1920-1942

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
31 A.-American.1920-1942
32 Anderson-Arts.1920-1942
33 Ashley-Avinoff.1920-1942
34Alderman, Bessie.. 1929-1940
35Alderman, Edwin Anderson, 1861-1931..

1923-1929
36Alpha Rho Chi (Fraternity). 1920-1922
37Altrocchi, Rudolph, 1882-1953.

1940
38American Association for Adult Education. 1931-1936
39American Association of Museums.

1925, 1926-1929, n.d.
310American Association of Museums. Jan.-July 1930
311American Association of Museums. Oct.-Dec. 1930
41American Association of Museums. Jan.-Apr. 1931
42American Association of Museums. May-Dec. 1931
43American Association of Museums. 1932-1936
44American Association of Museums. 1937-1938
45American Association of Museums. 1939
46American Association of Museums. 1940
47American Association of Museums. 1941-1942
48American Association of Museums. Agendas, reports, yearly council meeting minutes.1930
49American Association of Museums. Agendas, reports, yearly council meeting minutes.1931-1934
410American Association of Museums. Agendas, reports, yearly council meeting minutes.1935-1937
51American Council of Learned Societies.

1931-1940
52American Federation of Arts. 1929-1940
53American Historical Association. 1920, 1926-1935
54American Historical Review.

1921-1928, 1940-1942
55American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology.

1930-1935, n.d.
56American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology. 1936-1939
57American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology. 1940-1942
58American Institute of Architects. General correspondence.1920-1923
59American Institute of Architects. General correspondence.

1924-1939
510American Institute of Architects. Committee on Archives.June 1922-Jan. 1925, n.d.
511American Institute of Architects. Committee on Archives.Feb. 1925-Apr. 1926, n.d.
512American Institute of Architects. Committee on Archives.May 1926-1927, 1935, 1941
513American Institute of Architects. Philadelphia, Pa. Chapter.1933-1942
514American Institute of Architects. Publications.1921-1928
515American Institute of Architects. Virginia Society. Registration committee.1920-1922, n.d.
61American Institute of Architects. Virginia society. War memoiral commission.June-July 1921
62American Institute of Architects. Virginia Society. War Memorial Commission.Aug. 1921-1922
63American Institute of Architects. Virginia State Office Building.1922
64American Institute of Architects. Journal. 1920, 1923-1926
65American Olympic Committee. 1934-1936
66American Olympic Committee. Report.1932
67American Philosophical Society.

1937-1942
68American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. 1938, n.d.
69American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Jan.-Nov. 1939
610American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Dec. 1939-1940
611American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. 1941-1942
71American Society of Architectural Historians. 1941
72Antique and Decorative Arts League (New York, N.Y.). 1930-1931
73Antiques Magazine. 1928-1929
74Antiques Magazine. 1930-1942
Appleton, William Sumner.

75Architects' Emergency Committee.

1932-1940
76Architectural Book Publishing Company (New York, N.Y.). 1926-1936
77Architectural Record. 1920-1925
78Architectural Record. 1926-1928
79Architectural Record.

1929-1942
710Art Bulletin. 1940-1942
711Art Institute of Chicago.

1941-1942
712Artists and Writers Dinner Club.. 1934
713Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. 1923, 1942
81Association of Art Museum Directors. 1926-1929
82Association of Art Museum Directors. 1930-1936
83Association of Art Museum Directors. 1937-1940
84Association of Art Museum Directors. 1938 Meeting at PMA. Correspondence and planning notes.1938
85Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.

1927
86Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1928
87Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1929
88Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1930
89Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1931
810Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1932
811Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1933
812Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1934
813Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1935
814Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1936
815Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1937
91Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1938
92Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1939
93Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes.1940
94Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes. 1941 items. Dec. 1941
95Athenaeum Association (New York, N.Y.). 1937-1942
96 Babcock-Barton.1920-1942
97 Batcholder-Bayan.1920-1942
98 Beach-Betts.1920-1942
99 Biliotheque-Blumenthal.1920-1942
910 Boas-Bousios.1920-1942
911 Bowen-Boynton.1920-1942
912 Bray-British.1920-1942
913 Brockway-Bryan.1920-1942
914 Buckham-Butt.1920-1942
915Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-. 1933, 1939
916Bernard Quaritch (Firm). Dec. 24, 1926
101Bigelow, Francis Hill, 1859-1933. 1923-1931
102Bonsal, Mrs. Stephen. 1931-1942
103Bosworth, Welles, 1869-1966. 1920-1922, 1930, 1934-1941
104Bottomley, William Lawrence, 1883-1951.

1928-1931
105Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-.

1938-1942, 1943
106Brooks Brothers (Firm).

1933-1942
107Brooks, Roger. 1930-1941
108Brothers of Amicirclum.

1920
109 C.-Cawood.1920-1942
1010 Cecil-Chambers.1920-1942
1011 Charles-Church.1920-1942
1012 Citizen-Cluett.1920-1942
1013 Coburn-Columbia.1920-1942
1014 Committee-Conway.1920-1942
1015 Cook-Cooper.1920-1942
1016 Copper-Cortissoz.1920-1942
1017 Costikyan, Mihran-Curtis.1920-1942
111Campbell, Edmund S. (Edmund Schureman), 1884-1950.

1924-1940
112Carlhian, Andre. 1934-1942
Carnegie Corporation of New York

113Carnegie Institute.

1942
114Century Association (New York, N.Y.). Committee on Admissions.

1924-1935
115Century Association (New York, N.Y.). Committee on Admissions.1936-1942
116Chronicles of America Picture Corp.. 1924-1926
117Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931; Hann, Gelon, d. 1831. Re Jouett portrait of Thomas Jefferson.

1920-1922
118Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. 1923-1930
119Clifford, C. R. (Chandler Robbins), 1858-1935. 1924-1931
1110Codman, Ogden. 1921-1938
1111Coffin, William Sloane. 1920, 1922, 1924-1932
1112College Art Association (U.S.).

1926, 1931-1940
1113College Art Association (U.S.).

1942
1114Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-.

1931, 1939-1942
1115Cook, Walter W. S..

1924-1942
1116Coolidge, Harold Jefferson, 1870-1934. 1934-1935
121Costikyan, Kevork. 1921-1924, 1940-1942
122Country Life Limited. 1926-1939
123Coward-McCann, Inc.. 1928-1942
124Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945. 1925-1941
125Cummin, Hazel E., 1888-1944. 1930-1939
126Curtis Institute of Music. 1926-1928
127 Dana-Day.1920-1942
128 De-Dewart.

1920-1942
129 Dickerman-Disston.1920-1942
1210 Dockstader-Drewry.1920-1942
1211 Duggan-Duren.1920-1942
1212Damon, Frank C.. 1933, n.d.
1213Decorator's Club, Inc.. 1935-1941
1214Delta Epsilon.

1920-1923, 1925, 1935, n.d.
1215Dictionary of American Biography. 1930-1941
1216Dircks, Rudolf.

1924-1927
1217Donnell, Edna.

1926-1928
131Donnell, Edna.

1929-1930
132Donnell, Edna. 1931-1942
133Duell, Prentice. 1925-1942
134 E.-Eggers.1920-1942
135 El-Exiles.1920-1942
136Edgell, Dr. George Harold.

1922, 1927, 1933-1940
137Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc..

1928-1935
138Everhart, Eccles D.. 1925-1933
139 F.-Fenway.1920-1942
1310 Fickenscher-Flower. 1:2.1920-1942
2351 Fickenscher-Flower. 2:2.1920-1942
1311 Focillon-Foster.1920-1942
1312 Foulkrod-Fuller.1920-1942
1313Finley, David E. (David Edward). 1937-1941
141Forbes, Edward Waldo.. 1921, 1932-1939
142Forum. 1925-1928
143Franklin Inn Club, Philadelphia.. 1926-1931
144Frary, I. T. (Ihna Thayer), b. 1873.

1924-1940
145Fred T. Ley & Co.. 1922
146Frick Art Reference Library. 1921-1922, 1938-1942, n.d.
147Friedlaender, Walter F., 1873-1966.

1938-1941
148 G.-Gazette.1920-1942
149 Gebelein-Glendon.1920-1942
1410 Godwin-Gray.

1920-1942
1411 Greeley-Gwathmy.1920-1942
1412Gallagher, H. M. Pierce (Helen Mar Pierce), d. 1942. 1926-1935
1413Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937.

1920-1934
151Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 1927-1942
152Gilchrist, Agnes Addison, 1907-. 1938-1942
Goebel, Julius

153Goodwin, William Archer Rutherfoord, 1869-1939. 1927-1931
154Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour), 1905-1982. 1933-1938
155Griggs, Maitland. 1926-1937
156 Haddon-Hartman.1920-1942
157 Harvard-Haynes.

1920-1942
158 Heasman-Hess.1920-1942
159 Hibben-Hitchcock.1920-1942
1510 Hobart-Holton.1920-1942
1511 Honish-Hoxton.1920-1942
1512 Hubbard-Hyperion.1920-1942
1513Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942. 1925-1937
1514Hamlin, Talbot, 1889-1956. 1924-1943
1515Harper & Brothers. 1920, 1924-1933, 1940
1516Harvard Club of New York City.

1920, 1923-1931
2393Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Quindecennial Report.1924
2394Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Vicennial Report.1929
2395Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report.1934
2396Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Thirtieth Anniversary Report.1939
2403Harvard University. Alumni of Architecture. First Report.1932
2404Harvard University. Alumni of Architecture. Bulletin.1934
Harvard University. Department of Landscape Architecture.

161Hathaway, Calvin S.. 1941, 1942
162Head, Clarence E.. 1923-1942
163Hegemann, Isabelle. 1936-1941
164Hegemann, Werner, 1881-1936. 1923-1935
165Hipkiss, Edwin J..

1923-1939
166Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903-. 1931-1941
167Hoopes, Thomas T., 1898-1981. 1926-1942, n.d.
168Hornor, W. M. (William Macpherson), 1897-. 1927-1940
169Howard, Rossiter.

1924-1926
Howe, Winifred E. (Winifred Eva), b. 1876

1610Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959.. 1925-1940
1611Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968. 1922-1941
1612Huth, Hans, 1892-. 1938, 1940
1613 Illman-Isbell.1920-1942
1614Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis) b. 1891. 1940-1942
1615Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. 1927-1931
1616 J.-Johns.1920-1942
1617 Johnson-Jusserand.1920-1942
1618J.B. Lippincott & Co.. 1927-1928
171John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1925-1929
172John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1930
173John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1931
174John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1932-1933
175John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1934-1935
176John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1936-1937
177John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1938-1939
178John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1940-1942
179 Kaempffert-Kent.1920-1942
1710 Keppel-Keyes.1920-1942
1711 Kimball-Kirkland.1920-1942
1712 Kleeman-Kuper.1920-1942
181Karl W. Hiersemann (Firm). 1921-1923
182Karolik, Maxim. 1935-1942
183Kent, Henry W..

1921, 1926-1938
184Kidd, Hari, b. 1899.

1938-1942
185Kimball, LeRoy Elwood, b. 1888. 1928-1938,1942
186Kocher, A. Lawrence (Alfred Lawrence).

1924-1927, 1938
187Krautheimer, Richard, 1897-. 1939-1940
188Kunkel, Elizabeth B..

1938-1941
189 Ladoue-Lay.1920-1942
1810 Leaders-Lemoisne.1920-1942
1811 Lenox-Lewisohn.1920-1942
1812 Liang-Littleton.1920-1942
1813 Loane-Lowry.1920-1942
1814 Lublow Ave-Lythgoe.1920-1942
1815Labastille, Ferdinand Meyer.. 1928-1933
1816Lambeth, W. A. (William Alexander), b. 1867.. 1922, 1924-1928, n.d.
1817Lee, Robert E.. 1935, 1940-1942
1818Library Company of Philadelphia. 1929-1941
1819Littleton, Frank C.. 1926-1932
1820Lo Nano Ernest. 1926-1933
191 Maag-Marr.1920-1942
192 Marscano-Mayo.1920-1942
193 McAdie-McNamara.1920-1942
194 Medary-Mitre.1920-1942
195 Moise-Murdock.1920-1942
196 Muller-Myer.1920-1942
197Makielski, Stanislaw J..

1923-1928, 1937
198March, Walter.

1923-1924
199Martineau, Lyman Royal.. 1925-1941, 1943
1910Mayer, Oscar G. (Oscar Gottfried), 1888-1965. 1934-1942
1911McMahon, A. Philip (Amos Philip), 1890-1947. 1924-1937
1912Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953. 1928-1941
1913Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).

1920-1942
1914Millar, Donald MacDonald. 1920-1929
1915Millar, Donald MacDonald.

1930-1942
1916Moore, Charles, 1855-1942.. 1920-1931
201Morey, Charles Rufus, 1877-1955..

1925-1942
202Municipal Art Society of Baltimore. 1920-1922
203Museum Council of Philadelphia.

1940-1942
204Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.).

1937-1940
205 Nag-Nevins.1920-1942
206 New-Nuneham.1920-1942
207Nash, Philip Curtis, b. 1890. 1926-1941
208Needle and Bobbin Guild.. 1928-1929
209New York Building Congress.. 1925
New York Graphic Society

2010New York University. 1924, 1926-1933
2011New York University. 1934-1942
2012New York University. Misc.n.d.
2013New York University. Institute of Fine Arts.

1925-1933
2014New York University. Institute of Fine Arts. 1934-1941
2015New York University. Institute of Fine Arts. Correspondence with Wolf, Gertrude.

1926-1932
2016New York University. Institute of Fine Arts. Wolf, Gertrude.1933-1938
2017New York University. Institute of Fine Arts. Office of the Secretary. Re faculty bibliography.

1929-1941
2018Newcomb, John Lloyd, 1881-1954.. 1930-1936
211Noland, William C. (William Churchill), 1865-1951. 1923-1928, 1933, 1937
212Northam, John L.. 1926-1935
213 Oakley-Osborne.1920-1942
214Offner, Richard, 1889-1965.

1926-1942
Olmsted Brothers.

215Osten, Hans Henning von der, 1899-1960. 1924-1928
216 Packard-Patton.1920-1942
217 Pearson-Pettus.

1920-1942
218 Phelps-Philobiblon.1920-1942
219 Pickard-Power.1920-1942
2110 Pratt-Public.

1920-1942
2111Pach, Walter, 1883-1958. 1925-1929
2112Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. 1938-1942
2113Parker, DeWitt Henry, 1885-1949.. 1920, 1924-1942
2114Pedersen, Erling H..

See Also:

Fiske Kimball Papers / I. General correspondence and related material / C. 1943-1955 / f. Pedersen, Erling H.

Fiske Kimball Records / III. Administrative issues / A. Personnel / f. Pedersen, Erling H.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / C. Subjects / f. Residences. Lemon Hill. Philadelphia, Pa. Correspondence. Various.

Fiske Kimball Records / IX. PMA-related facilities / A. Fairmount Park Houses / f. Lemon Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.). Correspondence and other papers.

Fiske Kimball Records / IX. PMA-related facilities / A. Fairmount Park Houses / f. Mount Pleasant (Philadelphia, Pa.). Correspondence.

Fiske Kimball Records / III. Administrative issues / B. Subjects / 1. Construction projects / f. Post-WPA. Arensberg Galleries (section 7). Correspondence and other papers.

Fiske Kimball Records / III. Administrative issues / B. Subjects / 1. Construction projects / f. Post-WPA. Other projects by Pedersen and Richards. Correspondence and other papers. 1:2.

Fiske Kimball Records / II. Officers and other overseers / A. Fairmount Park Commission / 1. Personnel / f. Belmont office personnel.
1926-1942, n.d.
2115Peets, Elbert, 1886-1968.. 1927-1930
2116Pennington, Pleasants.. 1923-1941
2117Pennsylvania Historical Association. Committee on conservation of cultural resources.1941-1942
2118Pennsylvania Railroad. 1924-1936
2119Pennsylvania. State Board of Examiners of Architects. 1927-1939
221Phi Beta Kappa. Massachusetts Alpha. (Harvard University).

1940
222Philadelphia Art Alliance. 1924-1929
223Philadelphia Art Alliance. 1930-1934
224Philadelphia Art Alliance. 1935-1942
225Philadelphia Art Alliance. Meeting agendas, announcements, minutes and by-laws.1927-1942
226Philadelphia Art Alliance. Operations statements.1926-1932
227Philadelphia Museum of Art. Anderson-Woodhouse.

1925-1942
228Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. 1931-1934
229Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969.

1923-1938
2210Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933..

1921, 1928-1931
2211Prothmann, Konrad S..

1939
2212Pullman Company. 1929-1931, 1938-1942
2213Quinn, Henrietta C..

1926, 1927
2214 Rading-Rhode.1920-1942
2215 Rice-Riverside.1920-1942
2216 Robb-Rockefeller.1920-1942
2217 Rogers-Ruthven.1920-1942
231Reifsnyder, Howard. 1926-1929
232Richards, Charles R. (Charles Russell), 1865-1936. 1922, 1924-1934
233Richardson, A. E. (Albert Edward), Sir, 1880-1964.

1924-1931
234Riefstahl, R. Meyer (Rudolf Meyer), 1880-1936. 1926-1931, n.d.
235Riefstahl, R. Meyer (Rudolf Meyer), 1880-1936. 1932-1936, n.d.
236Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. 1932-1942
237Roos, Frank J. (Frank John), 1903-1966. 1935-1942
238Rowland, Stanley J., 1929-.

1927-1938
239Royal Institute of British Architects.

1922, 1932-1938
2310Rusk, William Sener, b. 1892. 1931-1940
2311 Sachs-Sawyer.1920-1942
2312 Scalamandre-Seyffert.1920-1942
2313 Shack-Shurtleff.1920-1942
2314 Simons-Smith, William.1920-1942
2315 Social-Sprague.1920-1942
2316 St.-Strickland.1920-1942
2317 Stites-Stotz.1920-1942
2318 Sullivan-Symonds.1920-1942
241Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. 1929-1939
242Saylor, Henry H. (Henry Hodgman), b. 1880.

1925-1939
243Schwartz, Morris. 1925-1929, 1933
244Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960. 1924-1925, 1941
245Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-.

1931-1942
246Sellers, Horace Wells.. 1926-1933
247Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. 1921-1922, 1924-1934
248Shapley, John.

1920, 1923-1937
249Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965.

1927
2410Shurtleff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957. 1929-1936
2411Simons, Albert, 1890-.
Sloan, John.

2412Society of American Historians. 1939-1941, n.d.
2413Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. 1920-1923
2414Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. 1924-1930
2415Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. 1931-1942
2416Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949.. 1:2.

1933-1941
2351Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949.. 2:2.1933-1941
2417Stokes, J. Stogdell.

1926, 1939-1942
2418Straus, Percy S..

1932-1940
2419 T.-Terry.1920-1942
2420 Thomas-Tipping.1920-1942
2421 Todd-Tout.1920-1942
251 Tremoille-Tyler.1920-1942
252Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957. 1935-1940
253Thomas, Ada Lowndes.. 1926-1928
254Tietze, Hans, 1880-1954. 1920-1923
255Tietze, Hans, 1880-1954. 1927-1928
256Tietze, Hans, 1880-1954.

1939-1942
257Tilghman, J. Donnell.. 1926-1942
Trinkle, E. Lee (Elbert Lee), 1876-1939.

258 U.-Upjohn.1920-1942
10021 U.-Upjohn. University of Virginia. Blueprint.n.d.
259United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Re. Murals on public buildings.1934-1937, n.d.
United States. Works Progress Administration of Virginia

2510University of Michigan.

1921, 1940-1942
2511University of Pennsylvania.

1939-1940
2512University of Pennsylvania. University Museum.

1925-1928, 1941-1942
2513 Valentine-Virginia Historical.1920-1942
2514 Virginia Museum-Voorhees.1924-1941, n.d.
2515Van Doren, Irita Taylor, 1891-1966.

1924-1926, 1934-1935
2516Venturi, Lionello, 1885-1961. 1936-1942
Virginia Art Commisssion.

2517Virginia Craftsmen, Inc. (Harrisonburg, Va.).

1929-1932
2518Virginia Writers' Project. 1937-1940
2519Voorhees, Louis F.. 1921, 1924-1937
261 W.-Wayne.1920-1942
262 Wearne-Wetherell.1920-1942
263 Whicher-Wiener.1920-1942
264 Wildenstein-Wyllie.1920-1942
265Warrenton Country School. 1921
266Waterman, Thomas Tileston, 1900-.

1927-1942
267Watts, Harvey Maitland, 1864-1939. 1925-1939
268Wendell, W. G. (William Greenough). 1939-1942
269Weyhe Gallery. 1926-1940
2610White, Eleanore. 1924-1925
2611William Helburn, Inc.. 1925-1942
2612Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1890-1978. 1926-1942
2613 Yale-Zucker.

1926-1935
2614Yale University Press. 1923-1934
2401Harvard Club of New York City. Constitution By-laws, Rules and List of officers and Members.1927
2402Harvard Club of Philadelphia. Annual Report.1928

Subseries C. 1943-1955

Date:

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
271 '48 Magazine-Agriculture.1943-1955
272 Albany-American Association.1943-1954
273 American Collector-Ames.1944-1955
274 Anderson- Art Week.1944-1955, n.d.
275 Asia-Aydelotte.1945-1955, n.d.
276Adams, Ansel, 1902-. 1949
277Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.. 1944-1955
278American Association of Museums.

1943-1944
279American Association of Museums. 1945-1948
2710American Association of Museums. 1948-1950
2711American Association of Museums. 1951-1954, n.d.
2712American Association of Museums. Meeting Minutes.1943-1949
2713American Association of Museums. Meeting Minutes.1949-1955
281American Association of Museums. Reports and programs.1944-1953, n.d.
282American Council of Learned Societies. 1943-1950, n.d.
283American Federation of Arts. 1943-1953
284American Institute of Architects. 1943-1945
285American Institute of Architects. 1946
286American Institute of Architects. 1947-1952
287American Institute of Architects. 1953-1955
288American Institute of Decorators. 1944-1952
289American Institute of Decorators. 1953
2810American Philosophical Society. 1943-Aug. 1944, n.d.
2811American Philosophical Society.

Sept. 1944-Apr. 1946
2812American Philosophical Society. Apr. 1946-May 1949
291American Philosophical Society. 1948-1949
292American Philosophical Society. 1:2.1950-1952
10021American Philosophical Society. 2:2.1950-1952
293American Philosophical Society. 1953
294American Philosophical Society. 1954-1955
295American Philosophical Society. Robert Sturgis Ingersoll and Henri Marceau candidacy.1948-1950
296American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. 1944-1955, n.d.
297American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Meeting minutes and financial reports.1944-1951
298Andrews, Wayne. 1947-1954
299Antiques Magazine. 1944-1953
2910Art Bulletin.

1943-1955
2911Art Institute of Chicago. 1945-1955
2912Artists Equity Association. 1954-1955, n.d.
301Association of Art Museum Directors.

1941, 1949-1955
302Association of Art Museum Directors. Annual meeting material. Announcement. Agenda. Notes.1950
303Association of Art Museum Directors. Meeting minutes and related material and membership lists.1952-1954
304Athenaeum (Pasadena, California). 1947-1950
305 Bach-Baszanger.1943-1955
306 Beale-Blum.1943-1955
307 Boas-Byford.1943-1955
308Baltimore Museum of Art. 1943
309Barnette, Stuart Moffet. 1944-1953
3010Baroque Society. 1953
3011Bayley, John Barrington, 1914-1981. 1951-1954, n.d.
3012Berger, Klaus, 1901-. 1943-1950
3013Bloch, Julius T. (Julius Thiengen), 1888-1966. 1952-1953
3014Bonsal, Mrs. Stephen; Bonsal, Philip W. (Philip Wilson), 1903-1995. 1943-1954
3015Born, Wolfgang. 1947-1949
3016Brooklyn Museum of Art. 1943-1949
3017Brooks Brothers (Firm).

1943-1954
3018Burke, Joseph. 1953-1954
311 Cadwalader-Catholic.1944-1955
312 Central-Church.1943-1955
313 Citizens-Clothier.1943-1955
314 Cocke-Columbus.1943-1955
315 Comings-Cooper.1943-1955
316 Cope-Cultler.

1943-1955
317California Institute of Technology. 1948-1954
318Canaday, John, 1907-.

1949-1953, n.d.
319CARE (Firm).

1947, 1948, 1951, n.d.
3110Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation.

1943-1951
3111Carlhian (Firm : New York, N.Y.). 1947-1955
3112Carlhian, Andre.

1944-1955
3113Carlhian, Jean Paul. 1945-1953
3114Carlhian, Robert. 1946-1954
3115The Carlton. 1943-1953
321Century Association (New York, N.Y.). 1943-Jan. 1947
322Century Association (New York, N.Y.). Feb. 1947
323Century Association (New York, N.Y.). Mar. 1947-1952
324Century Association (New York, N.Y.). 1953-1955, n.d.
325Chadbourne, William M.. 1948-1954
326Chanticleer Press, Inc.. 1948
327Claiborne, Herbert A..

1943-1955
328College Art Association (U.S.).

1944-1947, n.d.
329College Art Association (U.S.). 1948-1949, n.d.
3210College Art Association (U.S.).

1950-1954
3211Columbia University.

1943-1951, 1954
3212Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978.

1951
3213Conference Board of the Associated Research Councils. Re Fulbright scholars.

1948-1953
331Cook, Walter W. S..

1943-1945
332Cook, Walter W. S.. 1947-1954, n.d.
333Coward-McCann, Inc.. 1943-1955
334 Daniels-Dewees.1943-1955
335 Dickinson-Drey.1943-1955
336 Driscoll-Dwier.1943-1955
337Dartmouth College. 1947-1952
338DuPont, Jessie Ball, 1884-1970. 1943-1953
339 E.-Elevator.1943-1955
3310 Elfreths-Evening.1943-1955
3311Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc..

1944-1952
3312Eno, Irene R.. 1949-1952
3313 Fahnestock-Florida.1943-1955
3314 Fogg-Furst.1943-1955
341F.S. Crofts & Co.. 1945-1951, n.d.
342Fairmount Park Commission (Philadelphia, Pa.). 1945, 1948, n.d.
343Fogg Art Museum. 1945-1955, n.d.
344Folk Arts Center. 1943-1948
345Francis Bacon Foundation. 1955
346Fraser Morris and Company, Inc..

1945, 1951, 1952, n.d.
347Frick Art Reference Library. 1943-1950
348Frick Collection. 1943-1955
349 G.-Girard.1943-1955
3410 Goeth-Gwinn.

1943-1955
3411Gazette des Beaux-Arts.

1943-1955
3412Gimbel Brothers. 1943-1954
3413 Hackney-Harvard.1943-1955
3414 Haskell-Held.1943-1955
3415 Henderson-Holsinger.1943-1955
351 Hooper-Huth.1943-1955
352Harvard Alumni Bulletin. 1951, 1954
2397Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Fortieth Anniversary Report.1949
2398Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Forty-fifth Anniversary Report.1954
353Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1909. Reunion. 1954-1955
354Harvard Foundation for Advanced Study and Research.

1951-1952
355Harvard University. 1946-1953
356Harvard University. Board of Overseers.

1948-1953
357Head, Clarence E.. 1943-1955
358Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. 1946-1947
359Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. 1948-1949
3510Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. 1950-1954
3511Heydenreich, Ludwig Heinrich, 1903-. 1949-1955
3512Historic St. Luke's Restoration.

1954-1955
3513Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 1944-1946
3514Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles, Calif.). 1950-1953
3515Hotel Weylin. 1944-1954
3516Hubbard, Isabel F..

1947-1951
3517Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968.

1943-1952
3518Huth, Hans, 1892-. 1943-1945, 1948
3519Hyde, James Hazen, 1876-1959. 1944-1954
3520 Indemnity-Ittleson.1943-1955
3521Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.). 1943
361 J.-Jussel.1943-1955
362Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-.

1946-1953, n.d.
363John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1943-1946
364John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1947-1951
365John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1952-1953
366John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1954-1955
367 Kallen-Kennedy.1943-1955
368 Kent-Kuper.1943-1955
369Kane, Mary Givens.

1943-1949
3610Kane, Mary Givens.

1950-1955
3611Kane, Mary Givens. Correspondence w/ Marie Goeble Kimball.

1946-1954
3612Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950..

1943-1950
371Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Posthumous. American-Ohio.

1955-1956, n.d.
372Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Posthumous. Phi-Wright.1955, n.d.
373Kimball, Marie Goebel, 1889-1955. Posthumous. American-Pantheon.

1955-1957
374 La-Lemoisne.1943-1955
375 Lenygon-Livermore.1943-1955
376 Lo Nano-Ludington.1943-1955
377Library of Congress. 1943-1947
Lynch, Dorothea Thomas.

378 M.-Manning.1943-1955
379 Marceau-Mayo.1943-1955
3710 McAneny-Meyers.1943-1955
3711 Mick-Meyers.1943-1955
3712Magazine of Art.

1946-1953
3713Margon, Lester. 1943-1954
381Marie, Alfred.

1947-1955
382Marie, Jeanne. 1949-1951
383Marshall House Committee. 1946-1948
384Mayer, Oscar G. (Oscar Gottfried), 1888-1965. 1944-1955
385McCormick, Thomas J..

1952-1955
386McMahon, A. Philip (Amos Philip), 1890-1947. 1943-1946
387Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). 1943-1955
2351Millar, Donald MacDonald. 1:2.1943-1955
388Millar, Donald MacDonald. 2:2.1943-1955
389Musee du Louvre. 1947-1955
3810Musee national des chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon. 1946-1954
3811Museum Council of Philadelphia. 1944-1955, n.d.
3812Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1943-1954
3813 N.-National.1943-1955
3814 Needle-Newton.1943-1955, n.d.
3815 Nichols-Numismatic.1943-1955
3816National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings..

1947-1948, n.d.
3817National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings.. 1948-1949, n.d.
3818National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings.. 1950-1951, n.d.
3819National Gallery of Art (U. S.). 1943-1954
391New York University. General correspondence.

1943, 1947-1951, n.d.
392New York University. General correspondence.1952-1955
393New York University. Office of the Vice Chancellor. Re. Faculty bibliography.

1950-1953
394New York University. Institute of Fine Arts.

1943-1944, n.d.
395New York University. Institute of Fine Arts.

1945-1954
396New York University. Institute of Fine Arts. Advisory Committee.1947-1955
397Newton, Roger Hale. 1946
398 Oakley-Ozinga1943-1955
399 P.-Pauling.1943-1955
3910 Peaslee-Pillman.1943-1955
3911 Platt-Pyramid.1943-1955
3912Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968.

1943-1949
3913Paton, R. Townley. 1945-1953
3914Pedersen, Erling H..

1943-1953
3915Pennsylvania Railroad. 1943-1955
401Peterson, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1906-. 1946-1955, n.d.
402Phi Beta Kappa. 1946-1952
403Philadelphia Art Alliance. 1944-1954
404Philadelphia Museum of Art.

1946-1954
405Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969. 1943-1954
406Prentice, Joan.

1951-1955, n.d.
407Price, Vincent, 1911-. after 1954
408Princeton University. 1943-1953
409Princeton University. Bicentennial Conference on Scholarship and Research in the Arts. 1947.1946-1947
4010Princeton University. Library. 1945-1953
4011Princeton University Press. 1949-1953
4012 Queens-Quynn.1945-1946
4013 R.-Rhode Island.1943-1955
4014 Rice-Rodell.1943-1955
4015 Roger-Royal.1943-1955
4016 Rusk-Ryan.1945-1946
4017 Recipients of Fiske Kimball's published works.1942-1955
4018Rincon Annex Post Office. 1953
4019Rittenhouse Club of Philadelphia.. 1944-1954
411 S.-Saylor.1943-1955
412 Scarlett-Seymour.1943-1955
413 Shack-Smyth.1943-1955
414 Snead-Southworth.1943-1955
415 Spackman-Stevenson.1943-1955
416 Stokes-Syracuse.1943-1955
417Scalamandre Silks. 1946-1951
418School District of Philadelphia, Pa. Board of Public Education. 1944-1953
419Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-.

1943-1952
4110Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967.. 1945-1950
4111Society of American Historians. 1943-1950
4112Society of Architectural Historians. 1943-Dec. 1950, n.d.
4113Society of Architectural Historians. 1951-1955
4114Society for the Preservation of Landmarks in Western New York. 1952-1953
4115Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. 1943-1951
4116Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949.. 1943-1946
421 Taliaferro-Test.1943-1955
422 Thomas-Town.1943-1955
423 Tradesmen-Tyson.1943-1955
424Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. 1943, 1947-1954
425Thorton Society of Washington. 1943-1944
426Tichy, Jean. 1949-1954
427Tietze, Erica. 1954
428Tietze, Hans, 1880-1954. 1943-1954
429Tunnard, Christopher.

1951-1954
4210 Ullom-University of Illinois.1943-1955
4211 University of Kansas City-Urban.1943-1955
4212United States. President. 1947-1948
4213United States Quarterly Book Review. 1944-1954, n.d.
4214University of Chicago. 1946, 1952, 1953, n.d.
4215University of North Carolina. 1944-1954
4216University of Pennsylvania. 1943-1953
4217University of Virginia.

1943-1945, n.d.
4218University of Virginia.

1946, 1953
4219 Vallery-Voorhees.1943-1955
431Venturi, Lionello, 1885-1961.

1947-1953
432Virginia Historical Society.

1950-1953
433Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 1948-1955
434Vollmer, Hans, 1878-. 1947-1950
435 W.-Walsh.1943-1953
436 Wanamaker-Watson.1943-1955
437 Webb-Weyhe.1943-1955
438 Wheelwright-Who.1947-1955
439 Wickes-Wiesenberger.1946-1954
4310 Wilde-Wilson, Peter.1943-1955
4311 Winsor-Wittlin.1944-1954
4312 Wolf-Wurts.1943-1955
4313War Memorial Advisory Council. 1946
4314Waterman, Thomas Tileston, 1900-.

1943-1955
4315Watkins, Charles Hadley. 1940, 1946-1947
4316Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.). 1945-1948
Williams, Dr. Henry Ward.

4317Wittkower, Rudolf.

1946-1949
4318Wood, Beatrice. 1955
4319Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1890-1978. 1946, 1947, 1948, 1953
4320Yale University. General correspondence.1943-1955
4321 Ziegut-Zucker.1943-1955
4322Zerbe, Jerome, 1904-. 1950-1952
4323Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-.

1945-1952

Series II. Personal papers and records

Date:
1907-1957, n.d.

Extent:
6.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises materials and subjects that document the more personal aspects of Kimball's busy life. The "Family correspondence" and "Letterbooks and other journals" subseries document his close relationship with his parents and sister. The"Subject" subseries includes Kimball's records as a grammar school graduate, as well as information about his estate. Kimball's life is also chronicled from childhood to adult in many of the photographs comprising the final subseries, "Photographs, artwork and artifacts." Images of his wife Marie at various ages are also included as are photographs of other family, friends and a few places to which Kimball was attached personally and professionally.

As with many of his relatives, Kimball's relationships with other individuals often mixed business with pleasure. For that reason, his correspondence with such people and with other non-family acquaintances has been retained in the "General Correspondence" series. Similarly, correspondence with businesses concerning personal matters, such as letters to a moving company or retailer, also remains in "General Correspondence," with the exception of certain corporate correspondence files included in the "Subject" subseries.

Subseries A. Family correspondence

Date:
1907-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists primarily of letters between members of the Kimball family, although a few folders of correspondence with Fiske's in-laws, the Goebels, are also included. Letters between Kimball and his parents, Edwin and Ellen Leore, comprise the bulk of the correspondence, covering a span of twenty years. These letters also offer the most detailed description of some of Kimball's earliest activities, professional and personal. His discussions of his European travels while a Sheldon Fellow in 1911 and of his research in the south as a Sachs Fellow in 1916 read like journals, recording his daily routines of work and occasional play. The letterbooks discussed in the next subseries contain copies of a few additional letters Kimball sent to his mother and sister from Europe, the originals of which are missing from this subseries.

Other activities highlighted in the correspondence with his parents include Kimball's oral defense given as a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan. In a May 23, 1915 letter to his father Kimball concludes his account noting that after the two-and-a-half-hour exam, his committee needed only 15 minutes to deliberate and offer their congratulations. In a letter written approximately two weeks later, Kimball explains to his parents his preference to be referred to professionally as "Fiske" rather than "Sidney." His involvement in designing the home on Spafford Road in Milton, Massachusetts for his parents and sister is also discussed in several letters written between 1914 and 1916. In addition to detailing academic pursuits, career choices, and the writing projects pursued by both Kimball and Marie, these letters also focus on domestic issues. As a young married couple starting out on a limited budget, Kimball and Marie corresponded regularly with his parents, making obvious a bond of love and respect as well as financial dependence. Kimball's parents often sent checks and a variety of items, including clothing, housewares, chocolates and home-grown pears. Kimball's correspondence with his sister Theodora also reveals a close relationship strengthened not only through familial ties but from a shared passion for scholarship. Theodora came to Harvard University as a librarian in the School of Landscape Architecture during Kimball's last year there. While at Harvard, both Kimballs became associated with the landscape architect and faculty member Henry Hubbard, whom Theodora married in 1924. Her changing relationship with Hubbard occasionally comes to surface during the course of her correspondence with her brother. Most often in their letters, Kimball and his sister discuss the progress of their respective research projects and call on each other for advice or assistance. Also included are a few letters between Kimball and Theodora's physician and nurse, discussing her failing health.

The folder of correspondence from Marie Kimball to her husband consists of five letters, most written during the earlier days of their marriage. In addition to giving detailed accounts of her days apart from Kimball, this small cache of intimate letters underscores Marie's devotion to her husband. Even the latest-dated letter, written after 32 years of marriage and focusing on Marie's handling of two wandering steers on the lawns of Shack Mountain, ends on a note of affection. Letters from Kimball to his "Mia" are scattered throughout various folders, such as the correspondence files of the "Teaching Positions" series. Those folders also contain letters from other parties written to Marie Kimball, usually in response to her request for their assistance in securing a position for her husband. The largest collection of letters between Kimball and his wife are those concerning the construction of their Virginia home, Shack Mountain, and are housed in the "Architectural projects" series.

Other correspondents represented in individual files are: Emma Fullam, a cousin of Kimball's maternal grandmother; Marie's father Julius and her mother; her brothers Julius and Walter and their wives; Henry Hubbard; Kimball's aunt Harriet Ripley Kimball; a cousin Katherine Kimball, who was also an artist living in Europe; and Marguerite Kimball, daughter of Harriet. His dealings with each varied. For Emma Fullam, who made numerous requests for his assistance, Kimball oversaw the sale of many of her antiques. His correspondence with various dealers regarding these sales and valuations are also included. With his in-laws, Kimball often discussed career matters, as well as some personal issues, such as Hubbard's marriage to his childhood friend Isabel Gerrish, which was Theodora's dying wish according to his June 22, 1937 letter.

Arrangement

Because the subjects of their letters often overlap, correspondence written by Kimball and by Marie, while in separate folders, are grouped together by recipient so that Kimball's letters to his father, arranged chronologically, are followed by those written to Edwin by Marie. Letters to Ellen Kimball and to Theodora are similarly arranged. Letters addressed to both parents or to "family" are filed with Edwin Kimball correspondence. The file of Marie Kimball's letters to her husband precedes the third-party correspondence of Edwin and Theodora. The remaining files are arranged alphabetically, by relative's name, ending with a folder of "Other relatives."

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
441 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

1907-1911
442 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.1913-May 1914, n.d.
443 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

June-Oct. 1914
444 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.Nov. 1914-Apr. 1915, n.d.
445 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.May-Oct. 1915
446 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.Nov. 1915-Mar. 1916
447 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

Apr.-Sept. 1916
451 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.Oct.-Dec. 1916
452 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.Jan.-Apr. 1917
453 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

June-Oct. 1917
454 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

Nov. 1917-May 1918
455 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

June-Dec. 1918
456 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

Jan.-July 1919
457 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.Aug. 1919-Mar. 1920
458 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.Apr.-Dec. 1920
461 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

Jan.-Aug. 1921
462 Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

1922-1924
463 Marie Goebel Kimball to Edwin Fiske Kimball.

1913-June 1914
464 Marie Goebel Kimball to Edwin Fiske Kimball.July 1914-May 1915
465 Marie Goebel Kimball to Edwin Fiske Kimball.June 1915-May 1916
466 Marie Goebel Kimball to Edwin Fiske Kimball.July 1916-June 1918
467 Marie Goebel Kimball to Edwin Fiske Kimball.Oct. 1918-Aug. 1921
468 Marie Goebel Kimball to Edwin Fiske Kimball.1924
469 Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.

1909-Aug. 1911
471 Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.Sept.-Dec. 1911
472 Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.1913-1915
473 Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.1916-Apr. 1917
474 Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.

July 1917-1918
475 Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.1919-1922, n.d.
476 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.

1913-May 1914
477 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.June 1914-June 1915
478 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.July 1915-Mar. 1916
481 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.Apr. 1916-1917
482 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.Jan.-Aug. 1918
483 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.Sept. 1918-July 1919
484 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.Sept. 1919-1920
465 Marie Goebel Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.1921
486 Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1908-1911
487 Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1912-1917
488 Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1918-1922
489 Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.[1912-1922?]
4810 Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1923-1928
491 Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1929-1935
492 Various correspondents re health of Theodora Kimball Hubbard.1934-1935
493 Marie Goebel Kimball to Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1913-1917
494 Marie Goebel Kimball to Fiske Kimball.

1914, 1945, n.d.
495 Edwin Fiske Kimball w/ other correspondents.

1916-1918
496 Theodora Kimball Hubbard w/ parents.1915, n.d.
497 Theodora Kimball Hubbard w/ others.

1917
498Fullam, Emma M.. 1939-1942
499Fullam, Emma M..

1943-1945
4910Fullam, Emma M.. 1946-1947
4911 Correspondence w/ others re Emma M. Fullam and sale of antiques.

1944-1947
4912Goebel, Julius.

1913-1926
4913Goebel, Julius Jr.. and Dorothy. Incl. third-party correspondence.

1917-1918, 1926, 1933-1940, 1951-1955, n.d.
4914Goebel, Kathryn Vreeland. 1914-1917, 1925
4915Goebel, Walther Frederick. and Cornelia.1921-1924, 1930-1953, n.d.
4916Hubbard, Henry Vincent, 1875-1947.

1925-1936
4917Hubbard, Henry Vincent, 1875-1947.

1937-1947
4918Kimball, Harriet Ripley.

1935
2291Kimball, Harriet Ripley. Drawing of Ripley plantation, Savannah, Ga. Attachment to Feb. 16, 1935 letter[?]n.d.
4919Kimball, Katharine. Incl. her correspondence to Marguerite Kimball.

1940-1945
4920Kimball, Marguerite.

See Also:

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Kimball, Harriet Ripley.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Kimball, Katharine. Incl. her correspondence to Marguerite Kimball.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Hubbard, Henry Vincent, 1875-1947.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Correspondence w/ others re Emma M. Fullam and sale of antiques.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / C. Subjects / f. Genealogy. Correspondence from Marguerite Kimball to Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / C. Subjects / f. Genealogy. Correspondence and notes from Harriet Ripley Kimball to Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

Fiske Kimball Papers / I. General correspondence and related material / B. 1920-1942 / f. Stokes, J. Stogdell.
1928, 1934-1954, n.d.
4921 Correspondence w/ Rev. Henry K. Sherrill re Marguerite Kimball.1939
4922 Other relatives.1909, 1936-1937

Subseries B. Letterbooks and other journals

Date:
1909-1911, 1954

Scope and Content Note

Dating from 1909 and 1954, the two appointment books in this subseries are like bookends to the career of Fiske Kimball, chronicling some of his youngest days as an undergraduate at Harvard as well as his final days as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Notations in the 1909 book include academic activities, such as architectural lectures, tests and "all day sketch[es]" and occasional social dates for tea, the opera and the symphony. Perhaps even more personal is his entry for February 12 in which he reminds himself to "send Helens Val." (Based on comments Theodora makes in several letters to her brother in the summer of 1911, the full identity of this woman is probably Helen L. Ely.) Another appointment regularly entered is "Amicirclum." Kimball, along with a few of his fellow undergraduates, apparently established their own informal fraternity, which they referred to as "Brothers in Amicurclum" and "Brother Amicocks." The group kept in touch other over the years, even holding a reunion in 1920. Processed as "Brothers in Amicurclum," their correspondence is filed in the "General Correspondence" series. Kimball's 1954 appointment book includes entries indicative of an established scholar and director of a major museum. His year begins with a Van Gogh opening, and continues with numerous luncheons, meetings, speaking engagements, and by the middle of summer, another trip to Europe, simply notated as "to Versailles."

The letterbooks pertain to Kimball's Harvard days, particularly his 1911 trip to Europe as a Sheldon Fellow. Kimball used part of the earliest book as a diary, beginning with the summer of 1909 and his school commencement. Following several blank pages, he makes one more entry, dated June 27, 1911, which was his first day en route to Europe. The rest of the journal is used as a letterbook, containing copies of letters to his parents and sister. Most of the original letters are part of the "Family correspondence" subseries. However, the letterbook contains copies of additional letters not included in the correspondence subseries, such as those to his sister Theodora dated July 16, 23 and August 8. There are also copies of letters to other individuals, including his cousin Marguerite Kimball, a "Mrs. Moore," and an apparent friend addressed as "Lawrence." Kimball kept a tally of all the letters and cards he wrote while in Europe. Based on his calculations, which are inserted in this letterbook, Kimball wrote 149 letters and 61 cards over a 165-day period, and spent $7.00 in postage. The second letterbook, covering September 8 to November 12, 1911, also contains copies of letters to other individuals, including several Harvard professors, his Amicurclum brother Norman Foerster, and "Helen." The third letterbook concludes Kimball's European travels. This letterbook also appears to include copies of family letters for which there are no corresponding originals, such as the one to his mother dated December 14, 1911.

Arrangement

Chronological.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
639 Appointment books.1909, 1954
501 Letterbook/diary.

1909-1911
511 Letterbook.Sept.-Nov. 1911
521 Letterbook.Nov.-Dec. 1911

Subseries C. Subjects

Date:
1899-1957, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of materials that highlight several aspects of Kimball's private life--from his young ideas on improving the image of the scholar to his choices in automobiles and stocks. Most of the documentation pertains to Kimball's "European travels." Kimball made several overseas trips for a variety of reasons that were often combined into one tour. He came as a scholar, museum director scouting for acquisitions, and with his wife, as a couple of tourists. This material primarily documents the travel arrangements, expenses and sometime cancellations of Kimball's trips, rather than describe his activities and dealings. Based on the amount of correspondence in these travel records, Kimball made most of his travel arrangements through the Philadelphia agency, Geylin & Frank, and he and Marie were frequent guests at the Hotel Lotti in Paris. Also included are passports and foreign driver's licenses for Kimball and his wife, as well as printed material regarding the importation of art objects. One folder of correspondence and other papers documents their preparations to host a cocktail party while in Paris in 1949 and 1952.

Other substantially-documented subjects are "Estates" and "Student Records." Affairs relating to the estates of several relatives, as well as of Marie and Fiske, make up the "Estate" files. Kimball served as executor of his parents' estates and that of his sister. In addition to his correspondence with the family attorney, there are also several drawings for the gravestone inscriptions for his mother and father. Most of the material documenting Kimball's own estate consists of memorial tributes, including resolutions made by the Museum's Board of Governors, obituaries, and magazine clippings. Marie Kimball's estate documentation consists of a program from her funeral services. Kimball's successor at the Museum, Henri Marceau, apparently drew the layout for the gravestone inscription for Kimball and his wife. Documentation of Kimball's school years, filed here as "Student records," begins with his elementary school days and the commencement program of the Class of 1900 from Belcher School in Milton, Massachusetts. At that graduation, Kimball, not quite 12 years old, presented "The Progress of the World in the Last Decade." Also documenting Kimball's early scholastic ability are three postcards notifying him of winning small prizes in competitions sponsored by the St. Nicolas League, a one-time popular children's magazine. These are followed by a few records of his high school years. Most of the remaining papers pertain to Kimball's studies at Harvard College and University, as an undergraduate and graduate student. Material includes notices of scholarships, architectural problems and exams, student portraits, and Kimball's thesis design of a palace for the governor of the Panama Canal. There are also files pertaining to architectural competitions sponsored by Harvard and other institutions, notes for writings on various architectural and academic topics, a play put on by the students of the Architecture Departments, and a few papers pertaining to Kimball's 1911 appointment as a Sheldon Fellow for travel and study in Europe. During his tenure as an instructor and assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Kimball also pursued graduate studies. A folder of architectural assignments, which appear to pertain to those studies, is included. There are no records here of his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, although some description is provided in Kimball's letters to his parents, which are included in the "Family Correspondence." Kimball's work from 1916 to 1917 as a Sachs Fellow for the study of Early American architecture is also described there and in the "Harvard University' files in the "General Correspondence" series, 1911-1919 subseries.

More than half a document case of files pertain to Kimball's "Insurance" matters. With the number and types of claims documented, Kimball's insurance files give an overview not only of that industry, but a hint as to the personality of a man incapable of staying idle. Whether reckless and headstrong or merely accident prone and unlucky, Kimball submitted more than 20 automobile accident claims in as many years. In most of these cases, he insinuated that the other party was at fault. The other driver was either a "wretched cowboy" or an "old maid" who had "suddenly shot out" while Kimball was "barely crawling around the corner." His wife Marie was also involved in at least two auto incidents, not including the one in which her parked car was hit by another or the times she was run down as a pedestrian--once by a car in Philadelphia and years later by a checkered cab in New York City. Kimball was also fastidious in the claims he submitted for loss or stolen property. Some pertained to the smallest of items, such as two ties, valued at $6, a cigar lighter from his car or a flashlight worth $1.50. Others were more valuable, such as pieces of silver and pewter as well as the bronze medal he received as recipient of the distinguished Bok (Philadelphia) Award, all lost when his Lemon Hill residence was burglarized. Although filed with the architectural projects, correspondence with Hanckel-Citizen, the insurance carrier for his Shack Mountain home in Charlottesville, Virginia, documents similar claims. For example, with the kitchen fire that damaged the countertops, Kimball also requested and received $25 as compensation for a toaster. In another claim resulting from an alleged break-in, Kimball was reimbursed not only for the broken doors and windows, but also for the 9 bottles of whiskey and carton of cigarettes he reported as stolen. In addition to giving glimpses into Kimball's life style, these papers also make reference to related social issues, such as the availability of residential bombardment coverage offered in 1943 by the War Damage Corporation, and the 1946 rate increase for automobile insurance resulting from the lifting of gas rationing.

Other subjects documented include the Kimballs' art collections and finances, the latter of which includes papers regarding their banking and investments, tax returns and miscellaneous receipts. "Genealogy" folders consist of materials collected by Kimball and his sister Theodora to document their family history. Their most prolific source of such information was their aunt Harriet Ripley Kimball. According to Kimball's notations made on the reverse of a photograph of Harriet as a young woman, she not only was sister to Kimball's mother Ellen Leora, but was also married to Frederick Gray Kimball, the brother of Kimball's father. That photograph is included in the "Photograph" subseries. In addition to her letters, "Aunt Hattie" also sent Kimball a few artifacts, including two buttons from the coat her father wore as a captive northern soldier at Libby Prison in Tennessee during the Civil War. According to Kimball's aunt, Theodore Ripley sold some of the buttons while in prison in order to buy bread made from corncobs. A certified copy of Kimball's birth certificate and several versions of his curriculm vitae are also included. Most of the material filed under "Residences" pertains to Lemon Hill, the historic home offered by the Fairmount Park Commissioners when Kimball accepted the position in 1925 as director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in which the Kimballs resided for the next 30 years. Most of these papers pertain to later improvements Kimball made to the house, specifically the installation of an elevator, which was necessitated by Marie's ill health. Much of his correspondence is with Erling Pedersen. Other residences documented here include the Kimballs' first home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, "The Cutting," which was a rental house, and their later home on East 61st Street in New York City, purchased in 1923. Photographs document the former address, while the latter is referenced in several letters. In 1946, Kimball purchased the Rose Lane property, which they used as a seasonal getaway from their Philadelphia home. Sketches and floor plan drawings document the extensive renovations Kimball, again with the assistance of Erling Pedersen, made to the 1928 structure. Documentation of Shack Mountain, the one residence Kimball designed and built for himself in Viriginia, is processed in the Architectural Projects series.

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Papers / I. General correspondence and related material / B. 1920-1942 / f. Brooks Brothers (Firm).

Fiske Kimball Papers / I. General correspondence and related material / C. 1943-1955 / f. Brooks Brothers (Firm).

Arrangement

Alphabetical, by subject. Within the "Estate" subgroup, files are arranged in chronological order of the date of death of the individual. Files within the "Residences" and "Student records" subgroups are further identified, respectively, by residential address and institution, with each subset of files arranged in the chronological order of Kimball's years of residence or school attendance.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
531 Art collections. Burton, S. Chatwood. Untitled plaster bas relief. Christmas card w/ photo of relief.

1913?
532 Art collections. Chagall, Marc. "To my betrothed." 1911 (gouache). Correspondence and other material.

1940, 1950-1952
533 Art collections. Eakins, Thomas. "The Wrestlers." Correspondence w/ Susan Macdowell Eakins.

1929
534 Art collections. Eakins, Thomas. "The Wrestlers." "A Note on Thomas Eakins." Artwork 6 (1930): 196-99.1930
535 Art collections. Eakins, Thomas. "The Wrestlers." Photograph.n.d.
536 Art collections. Eakins, Thomas. "The Wrestlers" and other works on loan to Kleemann Galleries. Correspondence.

1939-1940
537 Art collections. Makielski, Leon A. [?] Portraits of Fiske and Marie Kimball. Photographs.

n.d.
538 Art collections. Philadelphia Museum of Art gift acknowledgements and loan receipts.

1931-1932, 1944-1950, n.d.
539 Art collections. Smibert, John. Unidentified portrait. Correspondence and other material.1949, n.d.
5310 Estate of Ellen Leora Kimball (d. 1922). Correspondence, incl. condolence letters.

1922-1925
2352 Estate of Ellen Leora Kimball (d. 1922). Headstone incscription. Drawings, incl. blueprints. [oversize D]ca. 1922-1923
5311 Estate of Ellen Leora Kimball (d. 1922). Other material, incl. copy of will and pressed leaves from cemetery planting.1922-1923, n.d.
5312 Estate of Edwin Fiske Kimball (d. 1924). Correspondence. B-H.

1922-1926, n.d.
5313 Estate of Edwin Fiske Kimball (d. 1924). Correspondence. J-U.1924-1926
5314 Estate of Edwin Fiske Kimball (d. 1924). Other material.1924, n.d.
5315 Estate of Theodora Kimball Hubbard (d. 1935). Correspondence w/ attorney.

1935-1938
5316 Estate of Theodora Kimball Hubbard (d. 1935). Other material, incl. copy of will.1930-1935, n.d.
5317 Estate of Henry Vincent Hubbard (d. 1947). Bank transfer advice.

1948
5318 Estate of Emma M. Fullam (d. 1947). Correspondence and notes.

1947
5319 Estate of Marguerite Kimball (d. 1954?). Correspondence.1955
5320 Estate of Marie Goebel Kimball (d. 1955). Funeral program.

1955
5321 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Clippings.1955-1956
5322 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). "Fiske Kimball. Biographical Memoir." Reprinted from Year Book of the American Philosophical Society (1956): 466-69.1956
10022 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Grave marker inscription. Drawing.

1956
5323 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Memorandum to executors. Attachment to Feb. 16, 1942 letter to Girard Trust Company.

1942
5324 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Minutes of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Board of Governors re memorial service and bequests. Photocopies.1955
5325 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Philadelphia Museum of Art Annual Report, 1954-1955. Incl. Kimball's resignation and death, and related excerpt of Board meeting minutes. Printed version and Ts.1955
5326 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Samuel T. Freeman and Co. auction catalogue re Kimball library.1957
5327 Estate of Fiske Kimball (d. 1955). Will. Photostat.1955
5328 European travels. Sheldon Fellowship trip. Travel documents and receipts.

1911, n.d.
5329 European travels. Passport and related notice.1925
541 European travels. 1928 trip. Correspondence and other papers, incl. passports.

1928, n.d.
542 European travels. 1928 trip. Directory of European dealers, collectors, et al. Prepared by Paul J. Sachs.1928
543 European travels. 1932 trip. Photograph of Kimball and other passengers dining aboard oceanliner, Ile de France.1932
544 European travels. 1932 and 1935 trips. Correspondence and other papers, incl. pamphlet re importation of art objects.1930, 1937, n.d.
545 European travels. 1932 and 1935 trips. Travel documents, incl. French driver's licenses and passports.1932-1935
546 European travels. 1936 and 1937 trips. Both cancelled. Correspondence and draft 1936 itinerary.1936-1937, n.d.
547 European travels. 1938 trip. Correspondence and other material, incl. "US duties on modern objects" report.1934-1938
548 European travels. 1938 trip. Receipts.1938
549 European travels. 1938 trip. Travel documents, incl. Italian driver's licenses and passports.1938
5410 European travels. 1947 trip. Correspondence and other material.

1947-1948, n.d.
551 European travels. 1949 trip. Correspondence.

1949
552 European travels. 1949 trip. Other material, incl. receipts.1949, n.d.
553 European travels. 1949 and 1952 trips. Cocktail parties hosted by the Kimballs in Paris. Correspondence and other materiall.1949-1952, n.d.
554 European travels. 1951 trip. Cancelled. Correspondence and other material.1950-1951, n.d.
555 European travels. 1952 trip. Correspondence and other material.1951-1952, n.d.
556 European travels. 1952 trip. Receipts.1952
557 European travels. 1953 trip. Cancelled. Correspondence and notes, incl. itinerary.

1953, n.d.
558 European travels. 1954 trip. Correspondence and other material.

1953-1954
559 European travels. 1955 trip. Correspondence.1954
5510 European travels. Miiscellaneous guidebooks and brochures of Germany.1911, 1952, n.d.
5511 Finances. 1928 tax returns. Correspondence and forms.1929
5512 Finances. 1947 and 1948 tax returns. Correspondence and other material.

1947-1950
5513 Finances. 1950 and 1951 tax returns. Correspondence and other material.

1950-1955, n.d.
5514 Finances. 1954 tax returns. Form 1040 and other papers.

1954-1955
5515 Finances. Correspondence. Girard Trust Company.

1929-1942, n.d.
561 Finances. Correspondence. Girard Trust Company.1944-1953
562 Finances. Correspondence w/ others.1918-1919, 1924-1955
563 Finances. Memos and notes re expenses.

1943-1944, 1951, n.d.
564 Finances. Receipts.

1950-1954, n.d.
565 Genealogy. Alexander family homestead. Winchester, N.H. Photographs and note.

1933
566 Genealogy. Birth certificate of Fiske Kimball and sworn certification.1923-1925
567 Genealogy. Correspondence from Marguerite Kimball to Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

n.d.
568 Genealogy. Correspondence and cartes de visite from Emma Fullam re Fullam and related families.

1944, n.d.
569 Genealogy. Correspondence and notes from Harriet Ripley Kimball to Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

1927, n.d.
5610 Genealogy. Enclosures to Harriet Ripley Kimball's correspondence, incl. wedding dress swatches, tin types and uniform buttons.

ca. 1927
5611 Genealogy. Curriculm vitae of Fiske Kimball.

ca. 1915-1951
5612 Genealogy. Notes and other material re Fullam and related families.n.d.
5613 Genealogy. Research material re Col. Theodore Ripley and Libby Prison (Richmond, VA).

1929, n.d.
5614 Genealogy. Research material re Tufts, Peter Jr. and Charles W.n.d.
5615 Genealogy. Solicitations from various genealogical organizations.1930-1937
2232 Genealogy. Somerset Pedigree Form [family history chart] and clippings. [oversize 17x21]n.d.
5616 Insurance. Automobile accident claims. Correspondence and other papers [arranged by date of accident].

1923-1924, 1930-1935, 1941-1953
5617 Insurance. Corresondence. Aetna Life and Casualty.

1923, 1933-1936
5618 Insurance. Correspondence. Haseltine Smith and Company.1933-1941
5619 Insurance. Correspondence. Haseltine Smith and Company.

1942
5620 Insurance. Correspondence. New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.1931-1932, 1942, 1952-1954
5621 Insurance. Correspondence. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association.

1924-1942
5622 Insurance. Correspondence. Van Buren Company.

1923-1924, 1936-1942
571 Insurance. Correspondence. Van Buren Company.

1943-1947
572 Insurance. Correspondence. Van Buren Company.

1948-1949
573 Insurance. Correspondence. Van Buren Company.1950-1951
574 Insurance. Correspondence. Van Buren Company.1952-Mar. 1953
575 Insurance. Correspondence. Van Buren Company.

Apr. 1953-1955
576 Insurance. Correspondence. Various.

1916-1924, 1932, 1946-1951
577 Residences. No. 13 The Cutting. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photographs of interior [and exterior?]1913, n.d.
Residences. 55 West Range. Charlottesville, VA. Photographs.

578 Residences. 246 East 61st Street, New York, NY. Correspondence.1924-1925
579 Residences. Lemon Hill. Philadelphia, Pa. Correspondence. French & Co. (New York, NY) re Shippen-Burd furniture suite.1929-1932
5710 Residences. Lemon Hill. Philadelphia, Pa. Correspondence. Various.

1927, 1940, 1945-1951
10022 Residences. Lemon Hill. Philadelphia, Pa. Plans for residential elevator. Five drawings. [flat file]1946, [1951?]
5711 Residences. Lemon Hill. Philadelphia, Pa. Proposal and notes for residential elevator.1951, n.d.
5712 Residences. Lemon Hill. Philadelphia, Pa. Sketch of weather vane re restoration of house.n.d.
5713 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Agreements of sale and settlement sheets.1946-1951
5714 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Correspondence. A-High.

1947-1951
5715 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Correspondence. Homer-Warder.

1946-1951
5716 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Floor plans, incl. furniture placement, by Fiske Kimball. Three sketches and draft letter on reverse.1946, n.d.
10022 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Floor plans of second floor, incl. furniture placement, by Fiske Kimball. Three sketches. [flat file]n.d.
10022 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Floor plans and elevations of living room and driveway, by E. Pedersen. Three drawings. [flat file]1946-1948
10022 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Map of property of Edw. W. Law. [flat file]1945
5717 Residences. Rose Lane. Haverford, Pa. Notes, receipts and township brochure.1946-1951, n.d.
581 Student records. Belcher School (Milton, MA). Commencement program and attendance card[?].1899-1900
582 Student records. St. Nicholas League. Prize winner notices.[1901-1904?]
583 Student records. Milton High School (Milton, MA). Grade reports and ephemera.1901-1904, n.d.
584 Student records. Mechanic Arts High School (Boston, MA). Transcript and commencement program.1904-1905
585 Student records. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Entrance examination and report.1903-1905
586 Student records. Lawrence Scientific School and Harvard College. Correspondence and scholarship notices.1905-1908
587 Student records. Lawrence Scientific School and Harvard College. Grade reports.1905-1907
588 Student records. "The Architecture of Harvard: A rejoinder". Ms.

1909
589 Student records. Harvard Advocate 89 (June 1910).1910
2405 Student records. Harvard Club Book.1908-1909
5810 Student records. Harvard Monthly 50 (July 1910).1910
5811 Student records. Harvard University. Advocate Prize. "How Harvard can do better." Notes.n.d.
5812 Student records. Harvard University. Architectural exams and problems.

1908-1912
5813 Student records. Harvard University. Architectural problems and unidentified assignments.n.d.
5814 Student records. Harvard University. Architectural Quarterly (March 1912). Incl. drawings by travelling fellows.1912
5815 Student records. Harvard University. Bowdoin Prize. Correspondence and related notes[?] re principles of aesthetics.1910, n.d.
5816 Student records. Harvard University. Clippings.1910-1911, n.d.
5817 Student records. Harvard University. Competition sponsored by Boston Sorority of Architects. Correspondence and flier.1910
5818 Student records. Harvard University. Correspondence

1910-1911
5819 Student records. Harvard University. Dept. of Architecture. Student play, "The Mummy and the Lulu Bird." Committee meeting minutes and other material.1907-1908
5820 Student records. Harvard University. Ephemera.

1907-1911, n.d.
5821 Student records.Harvard University. Notes re architectural development of Harvard and related[?] material.

1909-1911, n.d.
5822 Student records. Harvard University[?]. Notes re assistant instructors of English composition.n.d.
5823 Student records. Harvard University. Notes re Moore, Charles Herbert. Development and Character of Gothic Architecture. New York: 1899[?].n.d.
5824 Student records. Harvard University. Other notes.n.d.
5825 Student records. Harvard University. Sheldon Fellowship. Appointment certificate and correspondence.

See Also:

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Fiske Kimball w/ Edwin Fiske Kimball.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Fiske Kimball w/ Ellen Leora Kimball.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / A. Family correspondence / f. Fiske Kimball w/ Theodora Kimball Hubbard.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / B. Letterbooks and other journals / f. Letterbook/diary.

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / D. Photographs, drawings and objects / f. Drawings. Three European architectural studies. [By Kimball during Sheldon Fellowship travels?]

Fiske Kimball Papers / II. Personal papers and records / C. Subjects / f. European travels. Sheldon Fellowship trip. Travel documents and receipts.
1911
5826 Student records. Harvard University. Sheldon Fellowship. Photographs taken in France[?]

ca. 1911
5827 Student records. Harvard University. Student portraits[?]. Albumen prints and ephemera.ca. 1908
5828 Student records. Harvard University. "Team play in college studies: submitted as a commencement part by Sidney Fiske Kimball '09." Ms.1909
5829 Student records. Harvard University. "Team play" related correspondence and other material.1908-1909
5830 Student records. Harvard University. Thesis design. Architectural Quarterly (Sept. 19130. Incl. drawings of Palace for the Governor of Panama Canal.1913
5831 Student records. Harvard University. Thesis design. Palace for the Governor of the Panama Canal. Floor plans and elevations. Photographs.ca. 1919
5832 Student records. Harvard University. Thesis design. Palace for the Governor of Panama Canal. Ms.ca. 1912
5833 Student records. Harvard University. Thesis design. Reference photographs[?].n.d.
5834 Student records. Harvard University. "Twenty-nine." Group portrait.

1909
5835 Student records. Harvard University. "Twenty-nine." Illustration [bookplate board?] by Kimball and poem.

1909, n.d.
5836 Student records. Harvard University and other institutions. Programs of competitions and related papers.1908-1913, n.d.
5837 Student records. University of Illinois. Architectural problems [assignments] and related notes[?].1911-1913, n.d.
Student Records. University of Michigan. Dissertation.

Subseries D. Photographs, drawings and objects

Date:
[ca. 1850?] 1893-1894, 1904-1937, 1948-1952, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Captured in formal portraits and candid snapshots, family members are the primary subject of the photographs processed in this subseries. A few tintypes, postcards, a carte-de-visite, lantern slides and glass plate negatives are also included. A photograph album of portraits begins this series and includes early photographs of Kimball's parents, his sister as a youngster, and other Kimball and Ripley relatives of his parents' generation and earlier. Based on the style of clothing depicted, these portraits probably date from the mid- to late-19th century. Approximately half are unidentified. The folders of photographs are arranged by individual family members, beginning with Kimball's parents. Next are early and later photographs of Kimball, followed by those of his sister, and in a separate folder, a few tintypes, circa 1893, of the young brother and sister. The folder of photographs of Theordora includes two with her husband Henry Hubbard and a few with other individuals. Portraits of Marie Kimball offer glimpses of her from what appear to be her schoolgirl to midlife years. Photographs of Kimball and his wife together are in a separate folder and include candid shots of them with others at a summerhouse in New Jersey. The "Other individuals" folder includes images of family members and acquaintances, all of whom are identified. Most of the images in the "Unidentified individuals" folder are formal portraits, including what appears to be a school group of young men and their instructors, dated 1907. Photographs of places in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia and Christmas Cove, Maine that Kimball may have taken are filed in the "Geographic file" subseries of the "Reference material" series.

The next group of photographs focuses on scenic views, although people appear in many of the images. Within a small photograph album, neither the location nor individuals are identified. The album appears to document a vacation or some type of social outing, and includes a few sprigs of foliage pressed between some of the pages. The folder of photographs identified as Christmas Cove, Maine document a place very familiar to Kimball and his sister. To Theodora, Christmas Cove was a place to vacation with friends. To Kimball, the site also offered architectural commissions. Their ties to the site are documented, respectively, in the "Family Correspondence" subseries of this series and in the "Residential" subseries of the "Architectural Projects" series. Depicted in these photographs are various groupings of young men and women in leisure settings. None are identified or dated although the costumes suggest turn of the century. The final set of photographs pertains to the house on Spafford Road in Milton, Massachusetts that Kimball designed for his parents and sister. Most of the images, notated on the reverse, are of the gardens. Kimball's parents are seen in some of the views.

Drawings consist of original artwork drawn by Kimball or his friends. Although the bookplate designs are undated, all the drawings appear to date from Kimball's student days. Kimball probably drew the three studies of European architecture while in Europe as a Sheldon Fellow. What remains unclear, however, is why he dated his sketch of Beauvais as July 1911 on the verso. Kimball was still in England at that time.

"Objects" refer to any three-dimensional items not created by Kimball. These include the two books he owned and later gave to the library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Being a collection of honorary addresses and a teacher's bible, both volumes were transferred to the archives. The third volume is in French, and there is no indication of how it came in Kimball's possession. The remaining objects are unidentified and consist of a small block of marble with an inlay center, and two fragments of granite. Kimball did request a granite gravestone in his memorandum to executors, which is processed as part of his "Estate" papers. Perhaps the granite fragments were collected as reference samples.

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Papers / VIII. Reference material / G. Geographic file

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
591 Photograph album of portraits.

[1850-1900?]
621 Photographs. Kimball, Edwin Fiske.

n.d.
622 Photographs. Kimball, Ellen Leora (nee Ripley).

n.d.
623 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Early years.

1894, ca. 1908-1913
624 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Later years.

ca. 1925-1928
625 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Later years, incl. portrait by Truitt of WPA.

ca. 1933-1937
626 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Later years.

ca. 1943?
627 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Later years.

ca. 1950-1954
22910 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Later years. Oversize.

[1933], 1951
628 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. Portrait bust sculpted by Jo Davidson for PMA "Fun for Art" series. Photographs of bronze cast.

1949
629 Photographs. Hubbard, Theodora Kimball, 1887-1935. Incl. portraits w/ Henry Hubbard and w/ others.[ca. 1905-1931?]
6210 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955 and Theodora.1893-1894, 1916
6211 Photographs. Kimball, Marie Goebel, 1889-1955.ca. 1904-1935
6212 Photographs. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955 and Marie. Incl. shots w/ others.ca. 1913, 1948-1952
6213 Photographs. Goebel, Julius, Jr. [?].n.d.
6214 Photographs. Kimball, Frederick Gray.n.d.
6215 Photographs. Kimball, Harriet (nee Ripley).

n.d.
6216 Photographs. Ripley, Harriet Sophia (nee Fullam). Incl. portraits w/ daughters.

n.d.
6217 Photographs. Ripley, Theodore.n.d.
6218 Photographs. Other individuals.1915, n.d.
631 Photographs. Unidentified individuals.1907, 1915, 1934, n.d.
Photographs. Alexander family homestead.

632 Photographs. Christmas Cove, Maine. Group shots.n.d.
633 Photographs. 15 Spafford Rd. Milton, MA. Exterior views and gardens, incl. shots w/ parents [and Theodora?]1919-1922, n.d.
611 Photograph album [of vacation?].n.d.
634 Drawings. Bookplate designs by Kimball. Incl. sketches and reference material.n.d.
2293 Drawings. Three European architectural studies. [By Kimball during Sheldon Fellowship travels?]

1911, n.d.
635 Drawings. "Sketchbook of Sidney F. Kimball: 1907-1908: With many drawings by his friends."1907-1908
636 Objects. Teachers' Bible. London and New York: James Pott & Co., 1898.1898
637 Objects. Elihu Root: President of the Century Assocation, 1918-1927. Addresses made in his honor.1937
638 Objects. Les 32 Propositions. Paris.n.d.
601 Unidentified object. Granite fragments.n.d.
602 Unidentified object. Marble w/ inlay.n.d.

Series III. Architectural projects

Date:
1874, 1906-1956, n.d.

Extent:
18 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Records in this series document the various facets of Kimball's work as practicing architect and architectural advisor. The series includes material on the many historical restoration projects with which Kimball was involved, including most significantly Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg. In addition, there is material on the restoration of several Colonial and Early Republican homes, specifically Dumbarton House, Gunston Hall, Moors' End, the Octagon, Stratford Hall, Tryon's Palace, and Carroll Mansion at Homewood. Kiimball undertook most of these projects with the assistance of his long-time architectural partner, Erling H. Pedersen. The series also includes Kimball's architectural drawings and other documents for various design-build projects, including his own home Shack Mountain and several early cabins and homes for individual clients. Kimball served for four years as Supervising Architect for the University of Virginia, and for nearly thirty years as University Architect for New York University. His work in these capacities is also documented here. Finally, the series documents Kimball's advisory role on two national monuments, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis.

Arrangement

Two alphabetical groupings, with general subseries preceding those identified by individual project.

Subseries A. General office records

Date:
1910-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This small subseries contains the general records Kimball generated or collected while working as a practicing architect, including standard American Institute of Architects forms and manuals; blank time sheets; sample contracts; and color charts. It also includes product information, as well as guidelines for historic restoration projects.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by title.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
641American Institute of Architects. Manual, directories, and other standard documents.1919, 1924-1930, 1937, 1954
642 Blank time sheets and certificates of payments.ca. 1923-1925
643 Casings.1926
644 Color charts. 1:2.n.d.
2261 Color charts. 2:2. [Oversize].n.d.
645 Contracts, fees, and specifications. Notes and samples.ca. 1910, 1932
646 Cubic foot cost of buildings.n.d.
647 Lighting and electrical fixtures.n.d.
648 "Office Principles, Policies and Practices." A manual by H. van Buren Magonigle.1917
649 Portland cement, stucco, and concrete.1917-1920
6410 Principles of restoration.

1950
6411 Screens and siding.1910

Subseries B. Residential projects

Date:
1906-1930, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is comprised of correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, specifications and other material pertaining to approximately twenty residential architectural projects completed or planned by Kimball primarily during the very early years of his career. Of particular note are the records regarding Dunewood, a cottage community near Traverse City, Michigan, where Kimball designed affordable cottages for professorial colleagues from the University of Illinois. The subseries also includes material on the interior furnishing of Creek Club and the Women's National Golf and Tennis Club, which appear to be part of or related to Francis Garvan's estate on Long Island.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by client.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
651 Alvord, C. W. Cottage. Unbuilt?1913
652 Bogart, E. L. Cottage. Unbuilt?

1913
653 Clarke, Mrs. Cottage. Christmas Cove, Maine. Sketch.n.d.
654 Dexter, Mary. Residence. Charlottesville, Virginia. Contract and specifications.ca. 1922
655 Dunewood [cottage community]. Onekema, Michigan. Correspondence, photos and sketches.

1912-1922, n.d.
656 Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937. Interior decoration of Creek Club and Women's National Golf and Tennis Club. Long Island, N.Y.? Correspondence.

1929-1930
657 Godfrey, May L. Gateway. Castle Park, Michigan.1917-1918
2201 Goebel, Mrs. Julius. Cottage. Castle Park, Michigan. Glass plate negatives.n.d.
658 Goebel, Mrs. Julius. Cottage. Castle Park, Michigan. Specifications and photos.

ca. 1913-1919
659 Karolik, Martha Catherine Codman. Summer house, garden house, and trellis house. Newport, Rhode Island. Correspondence, sketches and notes.

1924-1926, n.d.
2262 Karolik, Martha Catherine Codman. Summer house, garden house, and trellis house. Newport, Rhode Island. Photographs.1924-1926, n.d.
2263 Karolik, Martha Catherine Codman. Summer house, garden house, and trellis house. Newport, Rhode Island. Sketches and plans.1924-1926, n.d.
6510 Lambeth, William A. Residence. Virginia? Correspondence, sketches.1921, n.d.
6511 Savage, Edwin W. Residence. Unknown location. Correspondence, plan and sections.1922-1923, n.d.
6512 Spooner, Charles W. Scottwood Development. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Correspondence and reports.

1914-1916, n.d.
6513 Spooner, Charles W. Scottwood Development. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photos and negatives.

ca. 1914-1916
2264 Spooner, Charles W. Scottwood Development. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rendering.n.d.
6514 Thach, A. T. Residence. Unknown location (Christmas Cove, Maine?). Correspondence.1906
6515 Thomas, James Bishop. Cottage. Christmas Cove, Maine. Contract and specifications.1910
2371 Turner, E. Raymond and Eleanor. Residence. Baltimore, Maryland. Architectural drawings and site plans.n.d.
6516 Turner, E. Raymond and Eleanor. Residence. Balitimore, Maryland. Correspondence.1923-Sept. 1927, n.d.
6517 Turner, E. Raymond and Eleanor. Residence. Balitimore, Maryland. Correspondence.Oct. 1927-1928
6518 Turner, E. Raymond and Eleanor. Residence. Balitimore, Maryland. Vouchers, brochures photos, specifications and plans.1913, 1921, 1926-1927, n.d.
6519 Yerkes, Robert. Cottage. Woods Hole, Massachusettes. Specifications.ca. 1912
6520 Unidentified client(s) Cottages. Rendering and photos.n.d.
6521 Unidentified client (or student project?). Mediterranean style house. Floor plans and elevations.ca. 1913-1919

Subseries C. Restoration projects

Date:
1874, 1922-1952, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes correspondence, architectural drawings, research material, and other documentation pertaining to a variety of restoration projects Kimball undertook alone or with the help of his assistant, Erling H. Pedersen. The majority of the projects concern the restoration of Colonial and Early Republic homes, including Dumbarton House, Gunston Hall, Moors End, the Octagon, Stratford Hall, Tryon's Palace, and Carroll Mansion at Homewood.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by building name.

Sub-subseries 1. Dumbarton House (Washington, D.C.)

Date:
1930-1935

Scope and Content Note

Dumbarton House was built around 1800 in the Federal style, and is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The house was purchased in 1928 by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America to serve as the association's headquarters. The Society hired local architect Horace W. Peaslee to renovate the house to its early 19th century appearance, and contracted Kimball to serve as their architectural advisor. In this capacity, Kimball reviewed Peaslee's architectural plans, and made suggestions for their modification based on his extensive research on domestic architecture of the period. The records are comprised primarily of correspondence with Peaslee and Mrs. Joseph R. Lamar of the Colonial Dames; some architectural plans are also included.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
10026 Architectural plans and elevations.[1931-1932]
661 Correspondence. Lamar, Mrs. Joseph R.1930-1935
662 Correspondence. Peaslee, Horace W.1931-1932

Sub-subseries 2. Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Va.)

Date:
1946-1952, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-suberies contains material pertaining to the renovation of Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which was constructed circa 1755-1760 in the Georgian style. Kimball completed the restoration in conjunction with his partner Erling H. Pedersen. Correspondence with the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall pertains to Kimball's contract as architectural advisor and his recommendations for the building's restoration. Research material documents the building's history.

Note that on April 16, 1973, the Philadelphia Museum of Art transferred the majority of papers pertaining to this project to the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
2372 Architectural drawings. Reception building.Apr.-Oct. 1948
663 Correspondence.1946-1947, n.d.
664 Correspondence.1948-1952
665 Principles of restoration.

1948
666 Research material.1946-1951, n.d.

Sub-subseries 3. Moors' End (Nantucket, Massachusetts)

Date:
1925-1929, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball, along with his architectural partner, Erling H. Pedersen, undertook extensive alterations and an addition to Moors' End, a Colonial home on Nantucket owned by Edward F. Sanderson. In addition, Kimball assisted with the furnishing of the home in period antiques. The sub-subseries contains correspondence, contracts, specifications, and photographs, including several of the house and outbuildings under construction. There are also seven oversize photographs of this project which Kimball exhibited in the 1927 Architectural Exhibition of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
667 Contract and specifications.1925
668 Correspondence.

1927
669 Furnishings. Acquisitions and disposition.1925, 1928, n.d.
6610 Photos. Construction.1925, n.d.
6611 Photos. Exterior. 1:2.1925-1929, n.d.
2265 Photos. Exterior. 2:2.

[1927]
6612 Photos. Interior. 1:2.1925-1929, n.d.
2266 Photos. Interior. 2:2.[1927]
6613 Photos. Furnishings.ca. 1925

Sub-subseries 4. Octagon (Washington, D.C.)

Date:
1922-1930, 1945-1950, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These records document Kimball's involvement as first Chair (1945-1947), and later Member (1948-1950), of the American Institute of Architect's Committee on Restoration of the Octagon. The Octagon (1799-1801) was designed by William Thorton as a residence for Col. John Tayloe III and in 1899, became the Institute's headquarters. Kimball's committee was charged with restoring the building as a historic monument, refurnishing its interior appropriately, and raising the necessary funds. The records are comprised primarily of correspondence, much of it with architect and author Thomas Waterman who served as restoration consultant, other members of the Committee, and directors of the Institute. Also includes some ephemera, photographs, and notes, as well as a small amount of material documenting Kimball's earlier role as a member of the Building Committee which oversaw the development of the Octagon and related property in the 1920's.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
671 Correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and architectural drawings regarding the Octagon development. 1 of 2.

1922-1930, n.d.
10027 Correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and architectural drawings regarding the Octagon development. 2 of 2.1922-1927, n.d.
672 Correspondence.1945
673 Correspondence.Jan.-June 1946
674 Correspondence.July-Dec. 1946
675 Correspondence.1947
676 Correspondence.

1948-1950
677 Ephemera.1927, 1947-1950, n.d.
678 Notes.n.d.
679 Photographs.n.d.

Sub-subseries 5. Stratford Hall (Stratford, Va.)

Date:
1874,1925-1940, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, was built between 1730 and 1738 in the Georgian style. In 1929, the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization and purchased Stratford, with the intent of restoring the Great House and outbuildings to create a memorial for the General of the Conferderate Army. The Association retained Kimball as restoration architect, a commission he completed with the assistance of Erling H. Pedersen.

The files are comprised primarily of Kimball's research on the house and its outbuildings and gardens, as well as a manuscript and typescript version of Kimball's report on the property. Also preserved are Ethel Armes comments on this report; Armes was a central force behind the home's restoration and author of "Stratford Hall," published in 1936.

Note that the majority of material related to this restoration, including all correspondence, were transferred to Stratford Hall on August 7, 1968.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
681 Analysis of architect's report by Ethel Armes.n.d.
682 Architects report. "Stratford: Yesterday and Tomorrow." Ms.ca. 1932
683 Architect's report. "Stratford: Yesterday and Tomorrow." Ts, corrected.1932-1934
684 Architects report. "Stratford: Yesterday and Tomorrow." Ts, revised.1939
685 Articles about the history of Stratford Hall.1874, 1925-1928
686 Book announcement and order form for Ethel Armes, "Stratford Hall: The Great House of the Lees."1935
687 Brochures, clippings and postcards regarding Stratford Hall and its restoration.1933-1946, n.d.
688 Brochures regarding historic homes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC. 1:2.1932-1949, n.d.
689 Brochures regarding historic homes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC. 2:2.1932-1949, n.d.
6810 Elevations of East and North sides of Stratford Hall.n.d.
Expenses (miscellaneous) of Fiske Kimball.

6811 Furnishing schedules.1932-1937, n.d.
6812 List of restoration work. Completed and planned.n.d.
6813 Photographs. Fiske Kimball lecture.May 1940
6814 Photographs. Exterior details of Stratford Hall and related structures.n.d.
6815 Photographs. Interior of Stratford and related homes.n.d.
6816 Photographs and negatives. Exterior of Stratford Hall and environs proir to renovation.1932
6817 Photographs. Exterior of Stratford hall before and after renovation.n.d.
6818 Photographs of historic views of Stratford Hall.n.d.
691 Research material. Gardens and tomb.1931-1933, n.d.
692 Research material. History of the Lee family.1934, n.d.
693 Research material. History of Stratford.1932-1934, n.d.
2267 Research material. History of Stratford. OVERSIZE.1932-1934, n.d.
694 Research material. Interior and furnishings.1932-1935, n.d.
695 Research material. Parlors.1937-1938
696 Research material. Roof construction, birth chamber, and court room.1933
697 Research material. Slaves quarters.n.d.
698 Research material. Stable and coach house.1934-1936, n.d.
699 Restoration plans for exterior, interior and gardens. 1:2.1931-1935, n.d.
10028 Restoration plans for exterior, interior and gardens. 2:2.1931-1935, n.d.
6910 Site plan.n.d.

Sub-subseries 6. Tryon's Palace (New Bern, N.C.)

Date:
1938-1944

Scope and Content Note

This small sub-subseries is comprised of correspondence detailing Kimball's involvement with an unrealized plan for the restoration of Tryon's Palace. The Georgian style palace, designed by English architect John Hawks as the Colonial Capitol of North Carolina and built between 1767-1770, had burned to the ground in 1798. Gertrude Carraway, a resident of the city and the vice-regent of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina, contacted Kimball in 1938 with the hopes of locating the original drawings for the building and raising interest in its restoration. Together, Carraway and Kimball located and publicized the architectural drawings, raised funds and WPA labor for an archaeological investigation of the site, and succeeded in having the property designated as a Historic Site by the National Park Service. Kimball also wrote a study of the building, which was published in the journal of the New York Historical Society. Also included is a small amount of correspondence with William Perry of Perry, Shaw and Hepburn detailing their disagreement over each other's involvement with the restoration. Kimball's participation ended abruptly in 1942 after this exchange with Perry and when World War II disrupted fundraising for the actual restoration work.

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Papers / VII. Writings and research / D. Articles / f. "Tryon's Palace." New York Historical Quarterly Bulletin. (Jan. 1940). Ts. Co-author Gertrude S. Caraway.

Fiske Kimball Papers / IV. Historic preservation projects / C. National Park Service / 3. Buildings and sites / f. North Carolina, New Bern. Tyron Palace.

Arrangement

Chronological.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
6911 Correspondence re: architectural drawings and their publication and excavation of site with help from WPA.Jan. 1938-June 1939
6912 Correspondence regarding publication and distribution of article, archaeological excavation, and fundraising.July-Dec. 1939
6913 Correspondence regarding excavation and reconstruction of mansion, fundraising and other topics.Jan. 1940-Oct. 1941
6914 Correspondence regarding chosen architect for restoration.Dec. 1941-July 1944

Sub-subseries 7. Other projects

Date:
1922-1936, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries contains material related to a handful of restoration projects Kimbal was involved with as either architect or advisor. Specifically, there is information about Kimball's role as advisor on the renovation of Carroll Mansion, a historic home owned by Johns Hopkins University; the proposed restoration of Main Street in Andover, Massachusetts commissioned by Francis Garvan on behalf of Phillips Academy; the planning of Woodberry Forest School, located on the original estate of William Madison, brother of President James Madison, with a home designed by Thomas Jefferson; and the renovation of a Y.M.C.A. building in Changsha, China.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by client.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
6915 Johns Hopkins University. Restoration of Carroll Mansion at Homewood. Baltimore, Maryland. Correspondence and reports.1929-1930
6916 Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Proposed restoration of Faculty Row, Main Street campus. Correspondence, photos, architectural drawings, site plans and ephemera. 1:2.

1929-1931, 1933, 1936, n,d,
10029 Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Proposed restoration of Faculty Row, Main Street campus. Correspondence, photos, architectural drawings, site plans and ephemera. 2:2.1929-1931, 1933, 1936, n,d,
6917 Woodbury Forest School. Campus planning. Woodbury Forest, Virginia. Correspondence, report and sketches.1922, n.d.
6918 Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. Building renovations. Changsha, China. Correspondence.1923

Subseries D. Colonial Williamsburg

Date:
1927-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These records document Kimball's work on the Advisory Committee of Architects for Colonial Williamsburg, Incorporated, a non-profit institution dedicated to the restoration of the colonial and historic buildings of Williamsburg, Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg, Incorporated was founded in 1926 by Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church of Williamburg, and received financial support from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. The Boston architectural firm of Perry, Shaw & Hepburn was appointed to oversee the restoration work. In late 1927, William Perry contacted Fiske Kimball to make arrangements to show him restoration plans for the main building at College of William and Mary, the first structure to undergo renovation. A year later, Kimball along with several other noteworthy architects was appointed to a newly created Advisory Committee of Architects, a position he held until at least 1952.

As an Advisor, Kimball participated in annual meetings to discuss the progress of the restoration, and sometimes served as Secretary. Between meetings, he corresponded regularly with Perry, Shaw and Hepburn as well as with various staff members of Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. in order to keep abreast of developments. Comrpised of correspondence and enclosed meeting minutes, architectural drawings, and ephemera, the records document Kimball's strong interest in the project and his support of a historically accurate renovation. For example, Kimball wrote to Perry, Shaw and Hepburn on March 13, 1929, criticizing a proposal to widen the pavilion on the main building of William and Mary College to make it more visually pleasing, "To take an old building, and under the guide of restoration, change a surviving feature into something entirely different, seems to me wholly unjustifiable...."

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Papers / VII. Writings and research / I. Memoirs / 1. Reminiscences / f. "Williamsburg." [Advising on resotration of the "Wren" building, and Carter's Grove house. ca. 1925?-1933]. Ms.

Fiske Kimball Papers / VII. Writings and research / D. Articles / f. "Restoration of Williamsburg." Architectural Record. (Dec. 1935). Printed version.

Arrangement

Organized into three subseries based on type of material: Correspondence, Ephemera and Photographs, and Architectural Drawings.

Sub-subseries 1. Correspondence

Date:
1927-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries is comprised primarily of Kimball's correspondence with Perry, Shaw and Hepburn regarding their restoration work at Williamsburg. Most letters concern the clarification of architectural details for specific structures, although in some letters Kimball provides more general advice, such as on roofing material and heating and ventilation systems. Many letters contain enclosures, such as minutes from the annual meeting of the Advisory Committee of Architects. In addition, Kimball wrote extensively to Harold Shurtleff, head of the Research and Record Department at Perry, Shaw and Hepburn, which later became the Department of Research and Record of Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. With Shurtleff, Kimball discussed his own historical research, as well as that conducted by Shurtleff on behalf of the Williamsburg restoration. Kimball's other correspondents include Alvin Duke Chandler, the President of the College of William and Mary; W.A.R. Goodwin, Kenneth Chorley, A. E. Kendrew, A. Lawrence Kocher, and other staff members of Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.; and members of the Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by correspondent.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
701Chandler, Alvin Duke, 1902-1987. 1951
702Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.. 1930-1940
703Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.. 1941-1942
704Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.. 1943-1947
705Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.. 1948-1949
706Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.. 1950-1954
707French & Company (New York, N.Y.). 1932
708Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour), 1905-1982. 1933-1934, n.d.
709Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.). 1945-1950
7010Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.). 1951-1953
7011Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. 1927-1928
7012Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. Jan.-June 1929
7013Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. July-Dec. 1929
7014Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. Jan.-Apr. 1930
7015Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. May-Dec. 1930
711Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. 1931
712Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. 1932
713Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. 1933-1934
714Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. 1935-1945
715Shurtleff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957. 1931
716Shurtleff, Harold R.. 1931-1936

Sub-subseries 2. Ephemera and photographs

Date:
1931-1953, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries contains brochures, clippings, maps and reports related to the restored buildings of Colonial Williamsburg, and more generally, to the town's restoration. Of particular note is the 1931 brochure "The Williamsburg Restoration" and the 1951 report "Colonial Williamsburg: The First Twenty-Five Years," which provide historical background to the Foundation and its work. A handful of photographs of the advisory group are also included.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by building name.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
717 Advisory group photographs.Before 1933-1948
718 Bruton Parish Church. Brochure and clippings.n.d.
719 Goodwin Building. Brochure.1941
7110 Governor's Palace. Brochure.1935
7111 Travis House. Brochures.1931-1932
7112 Williamsburg Gardens. Brochures.1933
7113 Williamsburg. Maps of the city.1933-1939
7114 Williamsburg restoration. Reports, brochures and clippings.1931, 1951-1953, n.d.

Sub-subseries 3. Architectural drawings

Date:
n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Architectural drawings of many of the buildings restored by Colonial Williamsburg, Incorporated are located here. Most of the drawings are by Perry, Shaw and Hepburn and were sent to Kimball for his review and critique. Because of the large quantity and format of this material, it has been separated from the correspondence where it was originally housed.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by building name.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
100210 Furnishings.n.d.
2373 Governor's Palace.
2374 Paradise House.n.d.
100211 Prison.n.d.
2375 Site plans.
100212 Wren Building.n.d.

Subseries E. Jefferson Memorial Commission (Washington, D.C.)

Date:
1928-1955, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball was a member of this commission created by Congress in June 1934 for the purpose of directing the erection of a memorial to the third United States President, Thomas Jefferson. In addition, he was a member of the committee to select an artist for the full-length statue of Jefferson. The memorial was dedicated on April 13, 1943, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson.

Arrangement

Organized into three sub-subseries, based on subject.

Sub-subseries 1. Administrative files

Date:
1928-1955, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain brochures, clippings, correspondence, specifications, and vouchers related to Kimball's work as a member of the Jefferson Memorial Commission. A significant portion of the material relates to the controversial selection of a site for the memorial on the south bank of the Tidal Basin in 1937, and the equally contentious selection of John Russell Pope's pantheon-like design for the memorial. The correpondence files contain many letters with Daniel Paul Higgins and Otto R. Eggers, the architects who took over construction following Pope's death in August 1937. The subseries also includes a significant amount of technical information on the building's superstructure and caisson piles, and information about the inscriptions.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
721 Brochures and clippings regarding Memorial.1938, 1943-1949, n.d.
722 Building caissons, piles and caps. Specifications.Nov. 7, 1938
10032 Building mechanical and electical systems. Engineering drawings.1939
723 Building superstructure. Specifications.Feb. 1, 1939
724 Building superstructure. Specifications and bids.Feb.-Mar. 1939
725 Correspondence and related material.

1935-1940
726 Correspondence and related material.1941-Nov. 1942
727 Correspondence and related material.Jan.-Mar. 1943, n.d.
728 Correspondence and related material.Apr.-Dec. 1943
729 Correspondence and related material.1944-1951
10031 General plan of Independence Ave. extention west of 14th Street.Feb. 3, 1942
7210 Inscriptions.1935-1939
7211 Inscriptions.1940
7212 Inscriptions.1941
7213 Inscriptions.1942-1943
2353 Inscriptions. Developed elevation of inscription panels in Memorial Hall showing applied bronze letters.n.d.
2353 Incriptions. Inscription panel #1. Bronze lettering.July 31, Apr. 2, 1940
2353 Inscriptions. Incised lettering over door #1.Oct. 24, 1941
2353 Inscriptions. Panels 1-4. Bronze lettering (2 sets).Apr. 1940
731 Life portraits of Thomas Jefferson. Correspondence and referrence material, including writen descriptions of Jefferson and photograph.1939-1943, n.d.
2353 Pedestal. Alter of Freedom.1941
732 Photograph of commissioners, including Fiske Kimball.Feb. 1937
733 Plans and studies of Washington DC.1928
734 Reference material. Technical information regarding patina on copper and its alloys.1939, n.d.
735 Reference materia. Including report on Lincoln Memorial, Sesquicentenial celebration and reprint from Pencilpoints.1913, 1928, 1935-1937
736 Vouchers. Fiske Kimball's expenses. Correspondence and related notes.1935-1938, n.d.
737 Vouchers. Fiske Kimball's expenses. Correspondence and related notes.1939
738 Vouchers. Fiske Kimball's expenses. Correspondence and related notes.1940-1941
739 Vouchers. Fiske Kimball's expenses. Correspondence and related notes.

1942-1943, 1955

Sub-subseries 2. Committee on Sculpture

Date:
1935-1947, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball served on the Committee on Sculpture which was charged with selecting a sculptor to complete a monumental bronze statue of Jefferson for the center of the marble rotunda. As such, Kimball and the committee developed a prospectus for the competition, selected finalists, and in October 1941, awarded Rudolph Evans the commission. Kimball was also concerned with the casting and installation of the central figure which was delayed until 1947 because of a war shortage of metals, and with the ancillary sculpture, inscriptions and pedestals. The records include contracts, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs, including those of models submitted by contenders. Additional information about the inscriptions can be found in the "Administrative files" subseries.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
7310 "Competition for a Sculptured Monument to Thomas Jefferson. Prospectus." Ms, corrected.n.d.
7311 Correspondence.1935-Feb. 1939, n.d.
7312 Correspondence.Mar. 1939, n.d.
7313 Correspondence.Apr. 1-Apr.22, 1939, n.d.
741 Correspondence.Apr. 24-Apr.30, 1939
742 Correspondence.May 1939
743 Correspondence.June 1939
744 Correspondence.July 1939
745 Correspondence.Aug.-Dec. 1939
746 Correspondence.Jan. 1940
747 Correspondence.Feb.-Mar. 1940
748 Correspondence.Apr. 1940
749 Correspondence.May 1940-Jan. 1941
7410 Correspondence.Feb.-Mar. 1941
7411 Correspondence.Apr.-June, 1941
751 Correspondence.July-Sept. 1941
752 Correspondence.Oct.-Dec. 1941
753 Correspondence.1942-1943, 1947
2352 Jefferson Memorial Portico.Oct. 16, 1939
754 Pedestal ("Alter of Freedom") by Eggers and Higgins, architects.1941
755 Pediment. Sculpture group by Adolph Alexander Weinman. Correspondence, notes and photos.1939-1941
756 Sculpture. Casting in bronze and installation. Correspondence and specifications.1943
757 Sculpture competition entries. Photographs. 1:2.n.d.
758 Sculpture competition entries. Photographs. 2:2.n.d.
759 Sculpture competition press release and program.1939, n.d.
7510 Sculpture contracts. Samples and drafts.1939, n.d.
7511 Statue. Casting in bronze and installation. Correspondence, photographs and specifications.1945-1947

Sub-subseries 3. Minutes and reports

Date:
1937-1943

Scope and Content Note

These files consist of the Commission's official meeting minutes, financial reports and associated correspondence, and Congressional reports related to the selection of a site for and construction of the Memorial.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material, then chronological.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
7512 Budget reports and correspondence.1939
7513 Budget reports and correspondence.1940
7514 Budget reports and correspondence.1941
761 Budget reports and correspondence.1942
762 "Congressional Record. 75th congress. Third session."June 7, 1938
763 "Congressional Record. 75th congress. Third session."June 15, 1938
764 "Congressional Record. 76th congress. First session."Mar. 14, 1939
765 "Congressional Record. 78th congress. First session."Apr. 7, 1943
766 "Congressional Record. 78th congress. First session."Apr. 13, 1943
767 Minutes.July 13, 1937
768 Minutes.Jan.-Mar. 1938
769 Minutes.July 12, 1938
7610 Minutes.Oct.-Nov. 1938
771 Minutes.Mar.-Apr. 1939
772 Minutes.May-Oct. 1939
773 Minutes.Jan.-June, 1940
774 Minutes.July-Sept. 1940
775 Minutes.Feb.-Sept. 1941
776 Minutes.June 1942
777 Minutes.Jan.-Oct. 1943
778 "Report of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission," Drafts, correspondence and other preparitory material.1938-1939
779 "Site for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial." Hearing before the Committee on the Library House of Representitives. 75th congress. First session.1937

Subseries F. Jefferson Memorial Foundation (Monticello)

Date:
1912, 1921-1956, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Records in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation subseries document Kimball's varied and important architectural, curatorial and administrative contributions to the restoration and maintenance of Monticello, the former home of United States President Thomas Jefferson. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation was incorporated on April 13, 1923 as a non-profit institution dedicated to the purchase and subsequent restoration and maintenance of Monticello, its lawns and gardens. Soon after its organization, Kimball, in his official capacity as Chairman of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on Preservation of Historic Monuments and Scenic Beauties, wrote to the Chairman of the Board, Stuart G. Gibboney, expressing his support for the Foundation and its goal, and volunteering his services. Gibboney responded asking Kimball "to form a committee of the American Institute of Architects and head it as chairman and cooperate with the Foundation."

Following the Foundation's purchase of Monticello from Jefferson Monroe Levy in December 1923, Kimball served as Chairman of the Restoration Committee overseeing the restoration of the house and grounds, as well as the refurbishing of the home's interior. The endeavor, and Kimball's involvement with it, lasted over thirty years. Also during this time, Kimball served as a member of both the board of Directors and of Governors, and was involved with publicity and other administrative functions related to the operation of the house as a museum.

The records are comprised primarily of Kimball's correspondence, as well as architectural drawings, fabric samples, photographs, research notes, clippings, and ephemera. The bulk of the material postdates 1937, when the Foundation finally paid off the mortgage and began the restoration and furnishing of the home in earnest. A small amount of this material documents the involvement of Kimball's wife, Marie, who joined the Restoration Committee in the late 1940s and was later appointed Curator.

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Papers / VII. Writings and research / I. Memoirs / 1. Reminiscences / f. "Historic Monuments." [Restoration projects. ca. 1923-1943]. Ms.

Fiske Kimball Papers / IV. Historic preservation projects / C. National Park Service / 3. Buildings and sites / f. Virginia, Charlottesville. Monticello.

Fiske Kimball Papers / III. Architectural projects / C. Restoration projects / 4. Octagon (Washington, D.C.) / f. Correspondence.

Arrangement

Organized into three sub-subseries, based on project phase: Administrative, Curatorial Records, and Buildings and Grounds.

Sub-subseries 1. Administrative records

Date:
1912, 1923-1956, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This material documents Kimball's involvement with the administration of Monticello as a house museum and includes brochures, clippings, research material, and correspondence. Topics covered include publicity for Monticello, including some material related to President Harry Truman's July 4, 1947 speech at Monticello; reproductions of Jefferson's silver and furniture; and research material Kimball compiled on the history of Monticello.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
781 Brochures.

1951, n.d.
782 Clippings.[1941?], 1947-1954
783 Correspondence. Monticello Association (Charlottesville, VA).

1943-1953
784 Correspondence. Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.

1923, 1927, 1947, 1955-1956
785 Correspondence. General.1947
786 History of Monticello. Deed, mortgage, Jefferson's estimate and photographs of the house when owned by the Levy family.

1912, 1949
787 Photograph of directors, including Fiske Kimball.n.d.
788 Photograph of Fiske Kimball and four unidentified men in front of Monticello.n.d.
789 Photograph of Fiske Kimball at Jefferson's grave.n.d.
7810 Photographs of tour group, including Fiske Kimball.Sept. 7, 1944
7811 "Publicity and color reproductions." Clippings and brochures.1946-1953, n.d.
7812 "Publicity and color reproductions." Correspondence.1943-1948, 1953, n.d.
7813 Reproductions of Jefferson's furniture.1926, 1946-1948, n.d.
7814 Reproductions of Jefferson's silver.1950

Sub-subseries 2. Curatorial records

Date:
1921-1955, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball's zealous campaign to acquire through loans, purchases and gifts as many pieces of Jefferson's original furniture and decorative arts as possible for the Jefferson Memorial Foundation is documented here. Relying in large part on his contacts with the Coolidge family and other Jefferson descendants, initially gained when editing Jefferson's architectural drawings for the Massachusetts Historical Society, Kimball successfully located, and in more cases than not, acquired a large portion of the original Jefferson furnishings held by descendants. Kimball also acted as arbiter, determining what pieces offered for sale to the Foundation were authentic and which were fake, basing these decisions on his broad knowledge of French and American furniture, as well as his extensive research and writings on Jefferson. Working with André Carlhain in Paris, Kimball also negotiated the purchase of period pieces to supplement the original furnishings.

These files also document Kimball's involvement in the recreation of curtains, draperies, and bedspreads for Monticello, as well as the reupholstering of chairs and sofas, all in the manner he felt was most historically accurate. In one case, Kimball went so far as to have silk fabrics especially woven. The subseries also includes Kimball's inventories, object labels, and installation records, as well as correspondence with the house's caretaker. Object labels in the hand of Kimball's wife, Marie, attest to the couple's collaboration on some curatorial functions.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
7815 Caretaker. Correspondence.1924-1925, 1943-1949
7816 Curtains, draperies, and upholstery.1947-1950
7817 Curtains, draperies, and upholstery.

1939-1946
7818 Curtains, draperies, and upholstery.

1931, 1937-1938
791 Exhibition "cases".1946, 1948, n.d.
792 Exhibition "ropes".1948, n.d.
793 Furnishings considered and/or acquired. Authentic.1921-1922, 1928-1939
794 Furnishings considered and/or acquired. Authentic.1940-1944
795 Furnishings considered and/or acquired. Authentic.1945-May 1946
796 Furnishings considered and/or acquired. Authentic.June 1946-1949
797 Furnishings considered and/or acquired. Authentic.1950-1954
798 Furnishings. Disposition of Jefferson Levy Collection.

1946
799 Furnishings in the family's possession. Authentic.

1927, 1946, 1952-1953
7910 Furnishings. Inventories and insurance.1940, 1948, n.d.
7911 Furnishings from Poplar Forest. Authenticity unknown.1928-1931
7912 Furnishings. Loans requested and/or approved. Incoming.1941, 1948
7913 Furnishings. Loans requested and/or approved. Outgoing.1948-1949
7914 Furnishings offered for sale. Authenticity undetermined.1925-1931, n.d.
7915 Furnishings offered for sale. Not authentic.1925-1926
7916 Furnishings offered for sale. Not authentic.1927-1928, 1931
801 Furnishings offered for sale. Not authentic.1937-1952
802 Furnishings purchased through Robert Carlhian. Similar to those owned by Jefferson.

1945-1947
803 Furnishings purchased through Robert Carlhian. Similar to those owned by Jefferson.

1948
804 Melodeon and bookcase descending through Jajes T. Barclay.1930, n.d.
805 Object "labels" text for various Jefferson items.1951-1953, n.d.
806 Piano (owned by Jefferson; donated by Laurence Gouverneur Hoes)1950-1952
807 Portrait busts (plaster casts).

1941, 1948, 1954
808 Portrait of Alexander Von Humboldt.

1952-1954
809 Sideboard descending through Reverand William Brown. Authenticity uncertain.1928-1929, 1932
8010 Surtout de table (table mirror) considered.

1947-1948
8011 Violin descending through Huddleston family. Authenticity doubtful.1954-1955
8012 Wine Cellar. Contents of Jefferson's.

1949, 1953-1954, n.d.

Sub-subseries 3. Buildings and grounds

Date:
1933-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This material concerns Kimball's architectural services at Monticello as Chairman of the Restoration Committee and includes project files for the cellar, fire protection system, flagstaff, garden, graveyard, nailery, out chamber, superintendent's house, and water well. The material consists primarily of Kimball's correspondence with other members of the Restoration Committee, especially Milton Grigg, a Charlottesville architect; the officers and board members of the Foundation; and members of the Garden Club of Virginia who were closely involved with the restoration and upkeep of Monticello's grounds. The sub-subseries also contains architectural drawings and photographs.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by building/feature name.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
8013 Cellar.

1949-1954
10033 Entrance Building.n.d.
8014 Fire protection system.1945-1947, n.d.
8015 Fire protection system.1948-1949
8016 Flag Staff donated by orderof the Elks. Correspondence and plans. 1:2.1933-1935
10032 Flag Staff donated by orderof the Elks. Correspondence and plans. 2:2.n.d.
Garden Club of Virginia.

8017 Garden. 1:2.1939, n.d.
10033 Garden.2:2.1939, n.d.
811 Garden. 1:2.1940-1954
10033 Garden. 2:2.1940-1941
812 Garden steps. 1:2.1941
10033 Garden steps. 2:2.n.d.
813 Graveyard.1944-1949, 1954
814 Nailery. 1:2.1934
10034 Nailery. 2:2.n.d.
815 Outchamber.1941
10032 Site plans.n.d.
816 Superintendents House.1934
817 Water well.1943, n.d.

Sub-subseries 4. Shadwell

Date:
1941-1948, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Included here are correspondence, photographs, site plans, research material, and clippings pertaining to Kimball's varied involvement with Shadwell, a tract of land southeast of Monticello across the Rivanna River. Kimball successfully led the effort to definitively establish Shadwell as Jefferson's birthplace. He conducted archaeological excavations on the property in 1941 and 1942 on behalf of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, unearthing evidence of several structures. On April 13, 1945, he and his wife Marie participated in a conference sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Commission to debate whether Shadwell or Tufton was Jefferson's ancestral home. Kimball drafted the resolution adopted by the ad-hoc committee in support of Shadwell. Following the conference, the Thomas Jefferson Birthplace Commission was established with William Hildreth as President and Kimball as advisor. Hildreth served as Treasurer for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, and it was his intention to purchase the property, reconstruct the home of Jefferson's father, and present it to the Foundation to administer.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
818 Conference sponsored by Virginia Conservation Commision to determine Jefferson's birthplace: Tufton or Shadwell. Correspondence.

1945
819 Conference sponsored by Virginia Conservation Commision to determine Jefferson's birthplace: Tufton or Shadwell. Clippings.1944-1945
8110 Excavations. Correspondence.

1941-1946
8111 Excavations. Notes and photographs.1942-1943
10035 Excavations. Site plan.n.d.
8112 Historical research.1942, 1948, n.d.
8113 Purchase and reconstruction sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Birthplace Memorial Commision.

1945-1954

Subseries G. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (St. Louis Arch)

Date:
1936-1938, 1944-1950, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball served as a juror in the competition for a design of a memorial on the St. Louis river front to mark the western expansion of the United States. The subseries includes offical publications of the competition; jury reports; correspondence, primarily with George Howe, advisory architect, and William Wurster, chairman of the jury; photographs of Eero Saarinen's winning design for the St. Louis Arch; lists of competitors; and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
821 Announcement of competition.Mar. 1947
822 Brochure of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park prior to competition.1944
2268 Certificate to Kimball from Mayor of St. Louis.ca. 1948
823 Clippings.1947-1950
824 Correspondence.

1937-1938, 1947-1949, n.d.
825 Jury notes, proceedings, and report from first stage of competition.ca. Sept. 1947
826 Jury notes and reports from second and final stage of competition.ca. Feb. 1948
827 List of competitors.ca. 1948
828 Photographs of Eero Saarinen winning entry.ca. 1948
829 Press releases.1947-1949
8210 Program and addenda for architectural competition. 1:2.1947, n.d.
10036 Program and addenda for architectural competition. 2:2. [flatfile].1947, n.d.
8211 Proposals for fur trader and architectural museums.1936, n.d.

Subseries H. New York University

Date:
1925-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball remained on staff at New York University as University Architect long after his departure from the University's Department of Fine Arts in 1925. While the University hired large firms to design their projects, it was Kimball's responsibility to oversee these projects. His duties included ensuring quality in building construction and campus development, saving on costs and monitoring uniformity in style of campus buildings at Washington Square, University Heights, as well as other adjunct campuses associated with the University at the time. The files contain correspondence with pertinent individuals at the University and architectural firms, letters of appointment, reimbursement vouchers, photographs, clippings, ephemera, carpet and wall paper samples, and architectural drawings. It appears that Kimball maintained this association with New York University until his death in 1955.

Arrangement

Organized into three sub-subseries, based generally on campus site: Washington Square, University Heights and Other.

Sub-subseries 1. Washington Square Campus

Date:
1925-1953, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These files document the buildings and projects located on New York University's main Washington Square campus, including the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall (Law Center) and the Chancellor's House.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by project. General files containing letters of appointment, correspondence, and vouchers, are filed last and alphabetically.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
831 5 Washington Square North. Correspondence and plans.1940, 1941
2362 5 Washington Square North. Photostats.1940
832 22 Washington Square North. Correspondence, photo, and design plans re alterations to accommodate faculty club.1939
833 23-29 Washington Place. Cafeteria. Correspondence and blueprint.1947
834 28-30 Waverly Place. Correspondence and plans re alterations.1938
835 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes and clippings re purchase of land and construction of new building.1946, 1947-Feb. 1948
836 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes and estimate lists.Mar. 1948
837 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes, architectural drawings and contracts re construction.Apr.-Aug. 1948
838 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes, ephemera and architectural drawings.Sept.-Oct. 1948
839 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes, ephemera and architectural drawings.Nov. 1948-1949
10037 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Architectural drawings.1948
2361 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Blueprints and architectural drawings.1948
8310 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes, ephemera re completion of building.1950
8311 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Correspondence, notes, ephemera and invitation.1951
2294 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Photographs. 1:3.n.d.
2295 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Photographs. 2:3.n.d.
2296 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall. Law Center. Photographs. 3:3.n.d.
8312 Chancellor's Office. Correspondence re initial designs and later alterations.1932-1933, 1939
2362 Chancellors office. Blueprint.n.d.
8313 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Correspondence re budget, exterior design, telephone and other misc. projects. Architectural drawings, photos.June-Nov. 1933
8314 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Correspondence re budget, exterior design, lighting fixtures, telephone installation and other misc. projects.Mar.-May 1933
8315 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Correspondence re budget, exterior, lighting fixtures, telephone installation and other misc. projects. Pamphlets and outlined proposal of project.Jan.-Feb. 1933, n.d.
841 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Correspondence re furniture and interior decoration ie wall paper, wall colors, rugs, floors, drapes, misc.June 1933-Oct. 1935
842 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Correspondence re furniture and interior decoration ie wall paper, wall colors, rugs, floors, drapes, misc.May 1933
843 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Correspondence re furniture and interior decoration ie wall paper, wall colors, rugs, floors, drapes, misc. Photograph, clippings.Feb. 1933-Apr. 1933, n.d., n.y.
844 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Photographs associated with multiple letters. Dates noted.1933, n.d.
845 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Bills, correspondence and notes re budgets, fees and expenses.1933, n.d.
2302 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Drawing and blueprint.1933
846 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Wall paper, carpet and fabric samples with notes on intended rooms and desired amounts.n.d.
847 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Wall paper and fabric samples with notes on intended rooms and desired amounts. (1:2).n.d.
848 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Wall paper and fabric samples with notes on intended rooms and desired amounts. (2:2).n.d.
849 Chancellor's House, No. 2 Fifth Ave. Photos of furnishings with notes.n.d.
10037 Commerce Building.Feb. 16, 1948, n.d.
8410 Commerce Building. Correspondence re plaque to commemorate those students who served in WWI.1947
8411 Commerce Building. Correspondence re alterations to windows. Added brass tablets. Owl Statues in foyer. Photo and clipping re building plans.1926-1928, 1946-1948
8412 Council Room [Main Building]. Correspondence re décor and conference table size and shape. Blueprint and architectural drawing.Apr.-July 1948
8413 Council Room [Main Building]. Correspondence and notes re improvements to room. Architectural drawing.Sept.-Oct. 1948
2363 Council Room. Blueprints and Architectural drawings.1948
10037 Council Room. 2 drawings, 1 print.1938
10037 Development. Blueprint of Washington Square Area. Architectural print of Washington Square Arch.1935
8414 Development. Correspondence, clippings, plans re general development of park and acquisition of land and buildings for NYU.1947-1948, n.d.
8415 Development. Correspondence, clipping and notes concerning changes to Washington Square Park and how this affects development at NYU.1933-1936
851 Development. Southeast redevelopment project. Correspondence, clipping and proposed agenda for newly aquired lots.1953
852 Development. Washington Square North. Correspondence, clippings and notes re acquisition and lease of land and buildings for 203 yrs.1935-1936, Apr.-May 1949
2363 Development. Washington Square North. Photostats.1935
2363 Development. Map of block of Washington Square. Photostat.n.d.
853 Fences and gates. Correspondence, photo and architectural drawing for entrance to Washington Mews.1951
854 Gallatin House. Coresspondence re bronze tablet.1952
855 Judson Memorial Hotel. Coresspondence re purchase for use as a dormitory.1925
856 Library/laboratory. Correspondence, photo, photostatic plans.1935
10037 Main building. 2 blueprints. View of front elevation.n.d.
857 Main building at Washington Square. Correspondence re tablets to commemorate Samuel Morse and other plaques.

1929, 1932, 1935, June 1950
23636 Merril Hall, 90 Trinity Place. Blueprint of doorway.1944
858 Merrill Hall. 90 Trinity Place. Correspondence and blueprint re new entrance to Graduate School of Business.1945
859 Washington Mews. Correspondence.1950
8510 School of Education Building. Correspondence and photo re design and cost of architectural plans and construction.May 1926-Feb. 1927, n.d.
8511 School of Education Building. Correspondence, clipping re design and cost of architectural plans and construction.Apr. 1927-1929
10037 School of Education. Power Plant.1955, n.d.
8512 Rhinelander Properties. Correspondence regarding aquistion and alterations to existing building.

1932
2364 Unidentified building. Architectural drawings.n.d.
8513 Unititled Building. Correspondence re construction.1936
2363 Untitled building. Photostat.Apr. 1936
8514 Letters of appointment. Correspondence re position, salary and leave of one year absense due to financial trouble at university.1925-1942
8515 General correspondence and related materials.1925-1930, n.d.
8516 General correspondence and related materials.1930-1941
8517 General correspondence and related materials.1943-1953, n.d.
8518 Vouchers. Reimbursement for various NYU projects on all campuses.1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1939-1940, 1947

Sub-subseries 2. University Heights Campus

Date:
1925-1953, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Documented here are New York University buildings and projects located on the University Heights campus, including the Applied Science and Engineering Building and the Heights Memorial Gymnasium. General campus planning files are also included.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by project.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
10042 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Architectural drawings.1929, 1932, 1939, 1950
861 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Correspondence and photo re construction and alterations.1929-Oct. 1939
862 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Correspondence and blueprints re addition to Sage.

Apr.-Sept. 1940
863 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Correspondence, clipping and assorted notes re fountain, alterations and additions.1940, 1945, 1946-1949
864 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Correspondence, clipping and photo re west wing design.1950
865 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Correspondence and clipping.1951
2365 Applied Science and Engineering Building. Blueprints, photostats.1933-1950, n.d.
10041 Bliss Building. Blueprint.[1935]
866 Bliss Building. Correspondence.1937, 1941
867 Bookstore. Notes.n.d.
868 Cafeteria Building and Bell Tower. Correspondence and photo.1928, n.d.
2366 Cafeteria and Bell Tower. Architectural drawing.n.d.
2366 Campus Tower of Fame.1934
869 Charles Butler Hall. Correspondence, report, photo and rendering.1938, 1948, 1950
2366 Charles Butler Hall. Arch. drawings.1950
8610 Class of 1894 Flag Pole. Correspondence.1926, 1927
2366 Class of 1903 Memorial Gateway. Architectural drawings.n.d.
10041 Class of 1905 Memorial Gates. Blueprint.1925
8611 Class of 1905 Memorial Gates. Correspondence and architectural prints re alterrations to accommodate changing traffic patterns.1925, 1936-1940
2366 Commencement Lodge/Gate Lodge [?].1936
8612 Commencement Lodge. Correspondence.Feb. 6 1948
8613 Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics. Correspondence, specs and prints.1925, 1926, 1932-1942
10041 Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics. Blueprints.1939
8614 Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics. Correspondence re construction of wind tunnel.1950
2366 Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics. 3 Architectural prints.1950
10041 Development. Architectural drawings.1940, 1948
8615 Development. Correspondence and photo. Re roundtable of May 3, 1940.Mar.-May 1940
8616 Development. General correspondence and photostat.1952
8617 Development and planning. General correspondence.1925-1926
8618 Development and planning. General correspondence.1927-1950
10041 Dormitory building. Blueprint.1923
8619 Dormitory building. Correspondence and plans re construction cost.1924-1927
2366 Dormitory building. 2 drawings.n.d.
8620 Elmer Elsworth Brown House of English Studies. Correspondence.1933-1934, 1944 n.d.
Engineering Building.

10041 Fences. Blueprints.1932
8621 Fences and Gates. Correspondence.1928, 1932, 1940
8622 Gould Hall Dormitory. Correspondence re fire escape.1948
871 Gould Library. Correspondence re lighting fixtures and handrail.1932, 1940, 1944, 1952
872 Gould Memorial Auditorium. Correspondence re improvement to stage and décor and modern lighting fixtures.1937-1940
2366 Gould Auditorium. Architectural drawings.1940
2366 Gould Student Center. Architectural drawings.1952
873 Gould Student Center. Correspondence, photo and blueprint.1953
10042 Graduate Hall. Blueprints.1934
874 Graduate Hall. Correspondence.1935
Gymnasium.

875 Hall of Fame. Correspondence.

1929-1931, 1934, 1935
10043 Hall of Fame. Blueprints.1930
876 Havemayer Hall. Correspondence.1925, 1945-1947
877 Heights Laboratory. Correspondence.1950
878 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence re preliminary plans for construction and placement of gym.1926
879 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Report to committee on gymnasium site and plans.Oct. 1929
8710 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence, photos, clippings, and architectural drawings re expansion plans and cost of gym.1929-1932, n.d.
8711 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence and ephemera.May-Sept. 1945
8712 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence, notes, photo and blueprint.Oct. 1945-1947
2367 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. 11 blueprints.1945, 1948
8713 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence, blueprint, ephemera, and clipping re improvements and additions.1948, n.d.
8714 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence, list of estimates, blueprints, architectural drawings re addition and improvements.1949
8715 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence, notes and building cost statement.1950
8716 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence re trophy cases, exhaust fans and other added elelments of building.1951
8717 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Correspondence.1952
10043 Heights Memorial Gymnasium. Blueprints and drawings.n.d.
881 Herald Building Figures. Correspondence re storage of figures.1928-1939
882 Landscape design. Correspondence and suggested plans.1945-1946
883 Loeb lamp posts. Correspondence re future location.1931
884 Military Science Building. Correspondence, notes and architectural plans.1952, 1953
885 Nichols Building. Correspondence.1926, 1947, 1948
10043 Nichols Building. Architectural drawing and blueprint.1947, 1951
886 Nichols Building. Storage for flammables. Correspondence, notes and pamphlet.1951-1952
887 Nichols Chemistry Building. Correspondence re construction, drawing of 2 possible railing schemes, printed material for research.1926, 1927
2366 Nichols Chemistry Building.n.d.
888 R.O.T.C. Building. Correspondence, specs, blueprints, notes.1940
2366 R.O.T.C. building. 2 blueprints, photostat and architectural print.1940
889 Sage Laboratory. Correspondence.

1928
8810 Signage. Correspondence and photo re signs on 180th street.1935
10044 Site plan map of campus at University Heights.n.d.
8811 South Hall. Correspondence and photo.1946
10043 South Hall. 3 blueprints.n.d.
8812 Stairs on 180th street south of Sage Laboratory. Correspondence.1926, 1932
8813 Student Union, mess hall. ("John Doe" Memorial). Correspondence, photo, re construction/conversion and funding.1945-1946
2368 Student Union, mess hall. ("John Doe Memorial"). 7 blueprints.1945
8814 Temple of Time. Correspondence and clipping.1935, 1938-1939
2368 Temple of Time. 8 blueprints.n.d.
8815 Tower of Fame. Correspondence and notes.

1936
8816 Towing Basin. School of Engineering. Correspondence and notes.Oct. 1938, Jan. 1939

Sub-subseries 3. Other

Date:
1927-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These files pertain to university buildings and projects located outside of the Washington Square and University Heights campuses, including the New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, Warburg House, and development plans for the East and Harlem River waterfronts.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by project, then chronological.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
8817 325-27 East 38th Street. Correspondence re Institute of Rehabilitation.Nov. 3, 1947
8818 Harlem River and East River development plans. Correspondence and photostats.1927-1928
8819 Nassau College. Barnard Hall. Correspondence re construction of building and bringing NYU to Long Island.1935-1937
2369 Nassau College. Barnard Hall. Blueprint.1936
8820 Nassau College. Barnard Hall. Photos.n.d.
2369 Nassau College. Brower Hall. Blueprint.1936
10045 Nassau College. Building plans.1935
10046 Nassau College. Campus blueprints.1936
23610 Nassau College. Field House. Architectural prints.1935
23610 Nassau College. Hempstead, L.I., New York.1934
23610 Nassau College. Map of campus area.1934
23610 Nassau College. Sketch of building.n.d.
8821 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Medical School building. Correspondence re initial proposal to build.1927, 1928, 1940
8822 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. "District Health Development Department of Health, City of New York." and "Building Products Technical Information."1939, 1950
8823 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, clippings, notes, ephemera, and information on architects.1944-1947
8824 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, notes, ephemera, clippings and progress report re development.1948, n.d.
891 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Outline specs.Nov. 1, 1948
10047 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. 4 architectural drawings.1948, 1949
23610 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Design for medical center. Architectural drawings.1949
892 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, clipping, ephemera and notes re construction and plans.Jan.-Mar. 1949
893 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, ephemera, notes, clippings and annual report for 1948-1949.Apr.-Dec. 1949
894 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, "The Medical Advance", ephemera, photo, clipping, meeting minutes, figures, architectural drawings.Jan.-Oct. 1950
895 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Annual report for 1949-1950, correspondence, notes, architectural plans.Nov. 1950
896 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, "The Medical Advance", meeting minutes, clipping.1951
897 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Correspondence, specs, meeting minutes, architectural plans.1952
898 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Clipping, correspondence and notes.1953-1954
23610 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. "Cornell Medical Center." 2 photostats.n.d.
23610 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. Estimated costs.n.d.
23610 New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. "Proposed changes in entrance." Blueprint.n.d.
899 Warburg House. Institute of Fine Arts. Correspondence, notes and clippings re purchase and design of house.1937
8910 Warburg House. Institute of Fine Arts. Correspondence, notes and plans.Jan.-Mar. 1938, 1941
8911 Warburg House. Institute of Fine Arts. Correspondence, notes and specs.Apr.-Nov. 1938
8912 Warburg Library. Correspondence and notes.1933-1935
10048 Warburg Library. Architectural drawings.1935

Subseries I. Shack Mountain

Date:
1935-1955, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Records in this subseries document the construction and maintenance of Shack Mountain, the Kimballs' country home outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. After a four-year search for either a house or site on which to build, the couple purchased 110 acres on the ridge of Shack Mountain, where Kimball built his Jefferson inspired design. The house, an elongated octagon, was built by Kimball's friend Robert E. Lee of the Charlottesville Lumber Company between 1935 and 1937, and the couple spent summers and some holidays at the home regularly.

The records contain a significant amount of correspondence with the Kimballs' builder, lawyer, realtor, bank, and insurance agency, as well as many letters between the couple. While Fiske was in Philadelphia, Marie often stayed in Charlottesville to oversee the hunt for an appropriate property. Of particular note are the many architectural plans and elevations for the home drawn by Kimball, who considered at least four different Jeffersonian designs for the home. The subseries also includes information about the Kimballs' proposed but unrealized real estate venture to subdivide their land into the "Shack Mountain Estates."

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
901 Architectural drawings and specifications. Schemes A, B, and unidentified.1935-1936, n.d.
902 Architectural drawings, specifications and estimates. Scheme C.Feb.-Mar. 1937, n.d.
903 Architectural drawings and specifications. Scheme D (final).Mar. 1937, n.d.
904 Contracts. Builder contractor and others.1937
905 Correspondence. Chamberlain, Bernard (lawyer).1935-1937
906 Correspondence. Hanckel Citizens Insurance Corp.

1937-1942, 1950-1953
907 Correspondence. Kimball, Marie Goeble, 1889-1955.

1935-1937, n.d.
908 Correspondence. Lee, Robert E. (builder).1935-Apr. 1937
909 Correspondence. Lee, Robert E. (builder).May 1937-1955
9010 Correspondence. Peoples National Bank.1937-1943, 1948
9011 Correspondence. General.

1935-1940, 1946-1954
911 Financial records. Taxes, estimates and receipts.1936-1938, n.d.
912 HVAC. Brochures.ca. 1937-1938
913 HVAC. Correspondence.1937-1938, n.d.
914 Landscape. Correspondence and brochures.1937, n.d.
915 Photographs.ca. 1937
916 Proposed sale of house. Correspondence and site plan.1953
917 Purchase of property (primarily correspondence with H.T. Van Nostrand Jr. of L.S. Scott Corporation).1931-Apr.1935
918 Purchase of property (primarily correspondence with H.T. Van Nostrand Jr. of L.S. Scott Corporation).May-Oct. 1935
919 Utilities. Correpondence and notes.1935-1937, 1950
2376 Oversize.n.d.

Subseries J. University of Virginia

Date:
1919-1947, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

While professor and head of the Department of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Virginia, Kimball also served as Supervising Architect for the University. Records in this subseries document his role in the design and construction of McIntire Amphitheatre, Memorial Gymnasium, and Faculty Apartments. In addition, there is material pertaining to his design of an unbuilt engineering building, renovations to the hospital and medical school complex, and two University of Virginia fraternity houses. These projects were undertaken with the assistance of Kimball's architectural associate, S. J. Makielski. The series also includes information about Kimball's role as advisor on the construction of the Students Activity Building during the late 1940s.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
921 Engineering building. Estimates, schematics, site plan, ts. of article.

ca. 1921
2377 Engineering building. Floor plans and elevations.

n.d.
922 Faculty Apartments. Contract, specifications, reports, financial information and notes.

1922-1923, n.d.
923 Faculty Apartments. Correspondence.1922-1923
924 McIntire Amphitheatre. Expense reports, photos, clippings and ephemera.

1919-1921
925 Memorial Gymnasium. Photographs.ca. 1921
926 Memorial Gymnasium. Ts. of article and ephemera.

1921
927 Phi Kappa Sigma Chapter House (proposed). Correspondence, sketch.1921
928 Student Activities Building, dormitory group, and other campus improvements. Correspondence and ephemera.1944-1949, n.d.
Student Activities Building, dormitory group, and other campus improvements. Site plans.1946-1947
929 University Hospital and Medical School Complex renovations. Correspondence.1924
9210 Zeta Psi Chapter House. Correspondence and sketch.1922

Series IV. Historic preservation projects

Date:
1914-1954, n.d.

Extent:
4.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Records in this series document Kimball's involvement with three projects to identify, evaluate, and protect American historic and archeological resources. Two of the projects predate the Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act of 1935, and are related to the early preservation efforts of private professional organizations, specfically the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Institute of Architects. In both cases, Kimball served as the chairman of a committee dedicated to fostering interest in and preservation of historic monuments, buildings, and art. The third subseries documents Kimball's involvement with the United States government and specifically, the National Park Service, as a member of the Advisory Board of National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments. This Board, created in response to the 1935 historic preservation act, advised the Park Service on the acquisition, restoration and management of historic sites.

Arrangement

Subseries are arranged chronologically by date of Kimball's involvement.

Subseries A. Archaeological Institute of America, Committee on Colonial and National Art in North America

Date:
1914-1927, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Comprised primarily of correspondence, this subseries documents Kimball's founding of the Archaeological Institute of America's "Committee on Colonial and National Art" for the purpose of fostering historical study of the nation's early monuments and works of art. During its life span from 1916 to 1927, the Committee actively sought to stimulate interest in American art and architecture by granting a small number of fellowships and publishing and delivering papers on related topics. As chairman, Kimball was responsible for recruiting committee members, raising funds, and corresponding regularly with the Archaeological Institute's President and Secretary. In addition, he served on the editorial board of the Institute's publication, Art and Archaeology, and lectured frequently on topics related to the Committee's work. An unrealized goal of the Committee was the undertaking of a national survey of historic buildings along the line of the National Park Service's Historic American Building Survey.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
931 "Art and Archaeology." Editorial correspondence. Carroll, Mitzhell.

1918-1923
932 "Art and Archaeology." Editorial correspondence. Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955.1918-1919, n.d.
933 "Art and Archaeology." Editorial correspondence. Robinson, David M.1917-1918
934 "Art and Archaeology." Editorial correspondence. Shipley, F.W.1918
935 Committee annual reports.1916-1924, n.d.
936 Committee fellowship.1919-1922, n.d.
937 Committee fundraisering.

1919, n.d.
938 Committee membership.1927, n.d.
939 Committee treasurer's reports.1920
9310 Committee visit to the Dychman House, N.Y.1918
9311 Correspondence with AIA president. Egbert, James C.1918-1919
9312 Correspondence with AIA president. Maggoffin, R.V.D.1922-1927
9313 Correspondence with AIA president. Shipley, F.W.1915-1917, n.d.
9314 Correspondence with AIA secretary. Carroll, Mitzheh.

1914-1917
9315 Correspondence with AIA secretary. Robinson, David M.1922
9316 Correspondence with AIA secretary. Tanner, Rollin.1923-1927
9317 Correspondence with AIA secretary. Whicher, George M.1918-1923
9318 Correspondence w/ committee members. Appleton, William Sumner, d. 19471916, 1927
9319 Correspondence w/ committee members. Berger, Florence Paull.1918-1927
941 Correspondence w/ committee members. Bigelow, Francis Hill, 1859-1933.1918-1927
942 Correspondence w/ committee members. Brown, Glenn, 1854-1932.1914-1927
943 Correspondence w/ committee members. Chase, George Henry, 1874-1952.1919, 1927
944 Correspondence w/ committee members. Haddon, Rawson W.1919, 1920
945 Correspondence w/ committee members. Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918.1917, 1918
946 Correspondence w/ committee members. Lyman, Arthur.1919-1922, 1926, 1927
947 Correspondence w/ committee members. Marquand, Allan, 1853-1924.1916, 1917, 1919
948 Correspondence w/ committee members. Moore, Charles, 1855-1942.1916-1927
949 Correspondence w/ committee members. Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924.1918-1919
9410 Correspondence w/ committee members. Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933.1920
9411 General correspondence. A-H.1916-1923
9412 General correspondence. L-W.1919-1924
9413 General correspondence. Bach, Richard F.1921-1926
9414 General correspondence. Barber, Edwin A.1916
9415 General correspondence. Goodyear, William H.1918
9416 General correspondence. Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942.1916-1918
9417 General correspondence. Holland, Leicester.1918
9418 General correspondence. Hunter, Frederick W.1918-1919
9419 General correspondence. Jordan, Wilfred.1919-1921, 1922
9420 Lecture tour.

1916-1921
9421 Proposals for formation of committee and survey of historic monuments.n.d.

Subseries B. American Institute of Architects, Committee on Preservation of Historic Monuments and Scenic Beauties

Date:
1918-1927, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Between 1922 to 1925, Kimball served as Chairman of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on Preservation of Historic Monuments and Scenic Beauties. This Committee was dedicated to "fostering all movements looking to the preservation of Historic Monuments and Scenic Beauties, and of increasingly extending the influence of the Institute through public service of this kind." During his tenure, Kimball expanded the Committee from six to nearly 50 members representing almost all Chapters of the Institute. The Committee's work was limited primarily to raising awareness about the importance of historic buildings and giving nominal support to grassroots preservation organizations. During his tenure, the Committee was involved in the efforts to preserve High Bridge and Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, Independence Mall in Philadelphia, and various Colonial houses throughout the East Coast. The files are comprised primarily of Kimball's correspondence with committee members, including Thomas E. Tallmadge, and clippings.

Arrangement

Alphabetical, with files identified by type of material preceding those identified by state. Files pertaining to the U.S. in general and to England's Lincoln Cathedral conclude the subseries.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
9422 Chairman's report 1922-1923 and associate correspondence with committee members.1923
9423 Chairman's report 1923-1924 and associate correspondence with committee members. 1:2.1924
9424 Chairman's report 1923-1924 and associate correspondence with committee members. 2:2.1924
9425 Chairman's report Oct. 1924 and associate correspondence with committee members.1924
951 Chairman's report 1924-1925 and associate correspondence with committee members.1925
952 Committee membership.1923, n.d.
953 Correspondence. American Institute of Architects.1918-1925, n.d.
954 Correspondence. Committee members.1920-1927, n.d.
9528 England. Lincoln. Cathedral.1923-1924
955 Connecticut. General.1922
956 Connecticut. New Haven. Center Church.1923
957 Connecticut. Windsor. Seth Young House.1925, n.d.
958 Kansas. General.n.d.
959 Missouri. Lexington-Cumberland. Presbyterian building.1925, n.d.
9510 New York. New York. Misc.1924-1925, n.d.
9511 New York. New York. High Bridge.1923-1924, n.d.
9512 New York. New York. Sub-treasury building.

1924
9513 New York. Ticonderoga. Hancock House.1924-1925, n.d.
9514 Ohio. Columbus. State Capital.1923-1925
9515 Pennsylvania. Lancaster. City Hall.1923
9516 Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. Independence Mall.1924
9517 Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh. Allegheny Court House.1925
9518 Rhode Island. North Kingston.n.d.
9519 South Carolina. Greenville. Court House.1924
9520 Virginia. Arlington. Robert E. Lee House.n.d.
9521 Virginia. Camp Eustis. Matthew Jone's House.1922-1923
9522 Virginia. Fredericksburg. Kenmore and other buildings.1923-1925
9523 Virginia. Lynnhaven. Thoroughgood.1922, n.d.
9524 Virginia. Westmoreland. Wakefield.1924
9525 Washington DC. Warder House.1924
9526 Washington DC. White House.1925, n.d.
9527 United States. General.1923-1924

Subseries C. National Park Service

Date:
1930-1954

Scope and Content Note

These records document Kimball's involvement with the National Park Service. Kimball accepted appointment to the Advisory Board of National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments in December of 1935 and served until June 30 of 1951, when a mandatory system of rotation retired him from service. He was appointed member of the Sub-committee on Historical Sites and Buildings at the second meeting in May of 1936. The Advisory Board, like the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey, resulted from a national initiative to identify, document and preserve historical sites. The Advisory Board was charged with the specific task of, "acquiring, restoring and managing historical sites."

As a board member, Kimball attended regular meetings; reviewed and recommended buildings, sites and monuments for designation as historically significant; and suggested further preservation and/or development of sites already under the purview of the National Park Service.

Arrangement

Organized into three sub-subseries: Correspondence, Meetings, and Buildings and Sites.

Sub-subseries 1. Correspondence

Date:
1933-1954

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this material is routine correspondence between Fiske Kimball and members of the Advisory Board and officers of the NPS. Correspondence also includes attached and related lists of eligible sites, travel vouchers, receipts, and organizational charts of the NPS. State laws and internal reports used to develop NPS policies and procedures are also included. Correspondence specific to buildings and sites, or related directly to Advisory Board meetings, is located in those sub-subseries.

Arrangement

Chronological.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
961 1933-1935.1933-1935
962 Jan.-Feb. 1936.Jan.-Feb. 1936, n.d.
963 Mar.-May 1936.Mar.-May 1936
964 June-Dec. 1936.

June-Dec. 1936
965 Jan.-June 1937.Jan.-June, 1937
966 July-Dec. 1937.

July-Dec. 1937
967 Jan.-June 1938.Jan.-June, 1938, n.d.
968 July-Dec. 1938.

July-Dec. 1938
969 Jan.-May, 1939.Jan.-May, 1939
9610 June-Dec. 1939. 1:2.June-Dec. 1939
2354 June-Dec. 1939. 2:2.June-Dec. 1939
9611 Jan.-July 1940.Jan.-Juky, 1940
9612 Aug.-Dec. 1940. 1:2.Aug.-Dec. 1940
2354 Aug.-Dec. 1940. 2:2.Aug.-Dec. 1940
971 Jan-Mar. 1941.Jan.-Mar. 1941
972 May-Oct. 1941.May-Oct. 1941
973 1942.1942
974 1943-1945.1943-1945
975 1946.1946
976 1947.

1947
977 1948.1948
978 1949-1950. 1:2.1949-1950, n.d.
2354 1949-1950. 2:2.1949-1950, n.d.
979 1951.1951
9710 1952-1954.1952-1954

Sub-subseries 2. Meetings

Date:
1936-1951

Scope and Content Note

This material pertains to meetings of the Advisory Board. It is comprised of meeting minutes and attached documents such as National Park Service policies, procedures, and reports on sites brought up for discussion. Several lists of historic buildings and sites as well as memoranda to Board members are also included.

Arrangement

Chronological, by date of meeting.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
9711 Jan. 8-9, 1934Jan. 1934
9712 Feb. 13-14, 1936.Feb.-Aug. 1936
9713 May 7-8, 1936.Apr.-Aug. 1936
9714 Oct. 22-23, 1936.Sept.-Dec.1936, n.d.
9715 March 25-26, 1937.Mar.-May, 1937
9716 June 25-26, 1937.June-Aug. 1937
9717 Oct. 28-29, 1937Oct.-Nov. 1937
981 Jan. 13-14, 1938.Jan. 1938
982 May 2-5, 1938.

Apr. June, 1938
983 Nov. 30-Dec.2, 1938.Sept.-Dec. 1938
984 Feb. 22-28, 1939.Mar. 1939
985 Nov.7-9, 1939.Nov. 1939-Feb. 1940
986 Mar. 25-31, 1940.Mar.-June, 1940
987 Oct. 28-30, 1940. 1:2.Sept.-Oct. 1940
2297 Oct. 28-30, 1940. 2:2.Sept.-Oct. 1940
988 Mar. 11-13, 1941.Mar. 1941
989 Oct. 28-30, 1941.Oct. 1941
9810 May 22-23, 1942.May, 1942
9811 Dec. 7-8, 1942Feb. 1942
9812 Jan. 3, 1943.Jan. 1943
9813 June 21-22, 1943.June, 1943
9814 Mar. 1-2, 1944.Mar. 1944
9815 Dec. 7-9, 1944.Oct.-Dec. 1944
9816 Mar. 8, 1945.Mar. 1945
9817 Dec. 11-12, 1945.Dec. 1945
9818 May 6-7, 1946.May, 1946
9819 Oct. 21-22, 1946.Oct. 1946
9820 Feb. 2-3, 1948.Jan. 1948
9821 Feb.8-10, 1949.Jan.-May, 1949
9822 Apr. 27, 1949.Apr. 1949
9823 May 17-20, 1949.June, 1949
9824 Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1949.Nov.-Dec. 1949
9825 Apr. 17-19, 1950.Apr. 1950
9826 Nov. 2-3, 1950.Nov. 1950
9827 Apr. 26-27, 1951.Apr. 1951

Sub-subseries 3. Buildings and sites

Date:
1930-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries includes correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, reports, and some photographs regarding historic buildings and sites both approved and recommended for NPS support. Of particular note are folders reagrding Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa; the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri; Jamestown, Virginia; the White House; and Thomas Jefferson's birthplace and home, Shadwell and Monticello, both outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by building or site name. Surveys and general publications are filed last, and also alphabetically.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
991 Arizona. Coranado International Monument.1940
992 Arizona, Tucson. Mission of San Xavier del Bac.1938
993 Arizona, Tumacacori. Tumacaori National Monument.1947
994 Connecticut, New Haven. Nathan Hale Birthplace.1942
995 Delaware, Dover. John Dickinson House.1950
996 Florida, Anistasia Island.1941
997 Florida, Brooksville. Residence area of Chinsegut Hill Sanctuary.1945
998 Florida, Dade county. Matheson Hammock Park mangrove swamps.1941
999 Florida, Jacksonville. Fort Caroline.1939
9910 Florida, Key Biscayne. Cape Florida Lighthouse.1949
9911 Florida, Pensacola. Pensacola forts.1948
9912 Florida, St. Augustine and Old Fort Marion. 1:2.1937
2298 Florida, St. Augustine and Old Fort Marion. 2:2.1937
9913 Florida, St. Marks. San Marcos de Apalache.1936
9914 Illinois, Cahokia. Church of the Holy family.1951
9915 Illinois, Chicago. Merchandise Mart.n.d.
9916 Indiana, Evansville. Angel Mound Group.1938
9917 Indiana, Lincoln City. Indiana Lincoln Memorial.1937
9918 Kansas, Kansas City. Shawnee Mission.1940
9919 Kentucky, Hodgenville. Lincoln Birthplace cabin.1948
9920 Louisiana, New Orleans, Vieux Carre. Various plantation houses.1946
9921 Maine (?), Portsmouth.1937
9922 Maryland, Baltimore. Fort McHenry National Park.n.d.
9923 Maryland, Riverdale. Calvert Mansion.1938, n.d.
9924 Maryland, Towson. Hampton.1946-1949, n.d.
9925 Massachusetts, Salem. Customs house.1936
9926 Massachusetts, Waltham. Gore Place.1938
9927 Mississippi. Natchez pilgrimage sites.1942
9928 Missouri, St. Louis. Old St. Louis Courthouse.1940
9929 New Jersey, Burlington. 459 High St. Lawrence House.1939-1942
9930 New Jersey, Morristown. Morristown National Historial Park.1936-1937
9931 New York. Custom House.1939
9932 New York, Hyde Park. Vanderbilt Mansion.1940, 1947, n.d.
9933 New York, Mount Vernon. St. Pauls Church, Eastchester.1939-1941
9934 New York, New York. 29-29 1/2 Cherry St.1937
9935 New York, New York. Castle Clinton.1944
New York, New York. Hamilton Grange.

9936 New York, New York. Sub-treasury building.

1939
9937 North Carolina, Burlington. Alamance Battle Ground.1940
9938 North Carolina, Johnston county. Bentonville Battlefield.[1936]
9939 North Carolina, Manteo. Fort Raleigh.1944
9940 North Carolina, New Bern. Tyron Palace.

1941-1944
9941 North Carolina, Wilmington. Cornwallis House.1936
1001 Oregon, Marion County. Champoeg.1939
1002 Oregon, Oregon City. John McLaughlin House.n.d.
1003 Oregon, Portland. Old Federal Building.1939
1004 Pennsylvania. Tincum Island.1938
1005 Pennsylvania, Birdsboro. Hopewell Village and Furnace.1941-1942
1006 Pennsylvania, Bristol. Pennsbury. William Penn House.n.d.
1007 Pennsylvania, Delaware County. John Morton Birthplace.1938
1008 Pennsylvania, French Creek. Hopewell Furnace.1936
1009 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. [210 Lincoln Drive, Rittenhouse Mansion].1940
10010 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1231 Market St., Firm of Kisterbock & Son.1941
10011 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Carpenter's Hall.1936
10012 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Check list of historic buildings.1944
10013 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Christ Church.1941, 1952
10014 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes' Church).1940
10015 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Independence Hall National Historical Park Project.1940-Oct. 1942
10016 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Independence Hall National Historical Park Project.Nov. 1942-1943
10017 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Independence Hall National Historical Park Project.1945-1952, n.d.
10018 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Old Custom House.1938-May 1939, n.d.
10019 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Old Custom House.June 1939-1944, 1950
10020 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Old Houses of Fairmount Park.1954
10021 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Franklin Court.1950
10022 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Wyck House.1949, n.d.
10023 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Bustleton. Old Pennepack Baptist Church.1947
10024 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown. 5442 Main St., Morris-Perot House.1948, n.d.
10025 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown. 6401 Germantown Ave., Chew House.1950
10026 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, League Park. Singley House.1940
10027 Pennsylvania, Tullytown. Pennsbury Manor.1938
10028 Pennsylvania, Western. Architectural survey of historic buildings.n.d.
1011 Rhode Island, Newport. Touro Synagogue.1945
1012 South Carolina, Charleston. Castle Pickney.1940
1013 South Carolina, Charleston [?]. Manigault House.1940
1014 South Carolina, Edgefield County. Edgewood House.1937
1015 South Carolina, New Bern. Governor's Palace.1940
1016 South Dakota, Fort Pierre. Verendrye Hill.1942
1017 Territorial Expansion Memorial.1938
1018 Texas, San Antonio. La Villita.1940
1019 Virgen Islands, St. Croix. Christiansted.1951
10110 Virginia, Alexandria. President Monroe Home.1946-1948
10111 Virginia, Appomattox. McLean House.1947
10112 Virginia, Arlington. Lee Mansion.n.d.
10113 Virginia, Charlottesville. Monticello.

1945-1946
10114 Virginia, Charlottesville. Shadwell.

1945
10115 Virginia, Fort Eustis. Matthew Jones House.1940
10116 Virginia, Fredericksburg. John Paul Jones House.1937-1938
10117 Virginia, Fredericksburg. Washington's Boyhood Home.1936
10118 Virginia, Jamestown.1937-Apr.1939
10119 Virginia, Jamestown.May-Oct. 1939
10120 Virginia, Jamestown.Dec. 1939-Mar. 1940
10121 Virginia, Jamestown.Apr. 1940-1942, n.d.
10122 Virginia, Madison. County Court House.1941
10123 Virginia, Petersburg. Petersburg National Military Park.1936
10124 Virginia, Roanoke Island. Raleigh Settlement.1934
10125 Virginia, Staunton. Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.1938
10126 Virginia, Westmoreland County. Wakefield, George Washington Birthplace.1937-1941, n.d.
10127 Virginia, Williamsburg.1946
10128 Virginia. Yorktown. Colonial National Momument.1931, 1936
10129 Washington, Port Angeles. Olympic National Park.1943
10130 Washington, Walla Walla. Waiilatpu Mission Site1936
10131 Washington, Walla Walla. Witman Mission.1941-1943
10132 Washington D.C., Lafayette Square. Stephan Decatur House.1937-1938, n.d.
10133 Washington D.C. White House.1948-1951
1021 "Arts and Sciences" historic sites survey theme.1941
1022 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.1942
1023 Civil War sites.1943
1024 Colonial and Early Federal Period sites.1940
1025 Colonial catholic churches.1945
1026 Dutch and Swedish Colonial settlements.1940
1027 Early American buildings in Fairmount Park.1940
1028 Eighteenth century French sites.1941
1029 Eighteenth-Nineteenth century Spanish sites.1941
10210 French and English influenced colonial architecture on the Eastern Seaboard.1940
10211 French and Indian War sites.

1938, n.d.
10212 Great Smokies Mountain Culture.1941
10213 Historical Areas East of the Mississippi.1937
10214 New England. Historic American Building Survey.1934-1936
10215 Revolutionary War sites.1942
10216 Route of Hernando de Soto.1937
10217 Seventeenth century French and Spanish sites. 1:2.n.d.
10218 Seventeenth century French and Spanish sites. 2:2.1940, n.d.
10219 Sixteenth century Spanish, French and English sites. 1:2.1939, n.d.
10220 Sixteenth century Spanish, French and English sites. 2:2.1939, n.d.
10221 Spanish monuments from the 17th-19th centuries.1938, n.d.
10222 War Between the States areas.1943
10223 Historic American Building Survey. General.1937, n.d.
10224 National Park Service. Publications.1930-1947, n.d.
10023 Recreational areas of the United States. 2 maps.1936, 1946

Series V. Art historical and historical projects

Date:
1920-1954, n.d.

Extent:
3 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series documents Kimball's role as advocate, advisor and/or committee member in various projects pertaining to art, art history, or American history. Two series, "Thieme-Becker" and "Corpus of Florentine Painting" demonstrate Kimball's sympathy toward German scholars of art history who were experiencing difficulty after World War I. In both cases, Kimball became advocate and fund-raiser for these scholarly works. In the case of the Rockefeller Center Advisory Art Committee, Kimball acted as advisor to help in the selection of artists to carry through a decorative program for this complex of buildings. The last three series all concern Kimball's invovlement with celebratory events surrounding the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth. Kimball helped to organize events at a national and state level in Pennsylvania. He also was involved with a special exhibition celebrating Jefferson's life held at the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Arrangement

Each project has its own subseries, which are then arranged chronologically by the date of Kimball's involvement.

Subseries A. Thieme Becker

Date:
1920-1929, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Following World War I, Kimball was asked by the editors of Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstler, a comprehensive dictionary of artists and architects known commonly as Thieme Becker, to oversee the compilation of the American biographies and to help secure financial backing in the United States to ensure the German publication's continuation. The records consists primarily of correspondence with the editors Fred C. Willis and Hans Vollmer; the publisher E. A. Seemann; potential donors; American contributors recruited by Kimball, particularly Blake-More Godwin, Lawrence Park, and Francis Hill Bigelow; and the various American libraries, museums and universities that subscribed to the dictionary, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the New York Public Library, Princeton University, the Boston Public Library, the University of Virginia, and the Worcester Museum of Art. There are also draft biographical entires, proof pages, and memos.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1031 Biographies for American artists and architects. G-K.n.d.
1032 Correspondence with contributors.1920-1922
1033 Correspondence with contributors.1923-1929
1034 Correspondence with the editors.1920-1922
1035 Correspondence with the editors.1923-1926, 1931, 1936
1036 Correspondence with the publisher.1920-1925
1037 Correspondence with subscribers.Jan.-June 1923
1038 Correspondence with subscribers.Aug.-Dec. 1923
1039 Correspondence with subscribers.1924-1926
10310 Correspondence with/re: supporters and donors.1920-1924
10311 Memo re: article submissions and related brochures.n.d.
10312 Proof pages.n.d.

Subseries B. A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting

Date:
1924-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

"A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting" is a as of yet incomplete scholarly work on Florentine painting from the pre-Renaissance period that includes a vast amount of documentary, critical, illustrative and bibliographic material. Preparation and planning of the proposed 30-volume work was begun by German art historian Richard Offner as early as 1920. By 1930, the year of the first volume's appearance, Kimball had become very concerned with the work's success and for Offner's financial situtation. Offner was by then teaching at New York University, but the stock of his printed images and the collotype plates for the first fourteen volumes were in Berlin. In addition, Offner, who was solely responsible for the work's financial obligations, faced enormous hardship due to the economic down-turn in Germany following World War I.

Through his efforts, Kimball was able to raise funds in the United States to support the continuation of Offner's work, first through a grant by the American Council of Learned Societies, and later through subscription orders and independent donors. In addition, he negotiated with New York University to form a committee to oversee the distribution of funds raised to support the work. He sought the advice of lawyers, accountants, and financial institutions on Offner's behalf to stabilize the author's finances while satisfying his creditors. In addition, he worked extensively with Offner's Berlin office to secure the successful transfer of materials in December 1936 out of Germany to London, where printing of the work continued.

The records are comprised primarily of correspondence with Offner, his Berlin secretary Henrietta Hardenberg, and the New York University Committee on the Florentine Corpus. There is also correspondence with various printers, financial institutions, donors, and other supporters, as well as Kimball's administrative files related to the work's financing, production and distribution.

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Records / IV. Curatorial issues / A. Personnel / f. Offner, Richard, 1889-1965.

Sub-subseries 1. Correspondence

Date:
1924-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball correspondence primarily with the author, Richard Offner, and the secretary of his Berlin office, Henrietta Hardenberg, regarding the status of the work and related financial matters. Other topics included proposals for publishers, incorporation and funding, and logisitical concerns, such as the removal of plates and stock from Berlin to London. There is also a significant amount of correspondence between Kimball and other members of New York University's Committee on the Florentine Corpus, specifically the University's comptroller Leroy Kimball. The committee was formed in 1931 by the University's Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown to oversee the distribution of donated funds for the book's production. Correspondence with various publishers, printers, financial institutions, and donors, including the American Council of Learned Societies, Percy Straus, and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller is also included.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by correspondent or subject.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1041American Council of Learned Societies. 1930-1931
1042American Council of Learned Societies. 1932-1933
1043American Council of Learned Societies. 1934-1948
1044American Philosophical Society. 1935, n.d.
Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-.

1045Carnegie Corporation of New York. 1924-1931
1046Duncan, Robert F.. 1932
1047First National Bank of Philadelphia. 1937
1048Frankenschwerth, Kurt, 1901-. 1936-1937
1049Frisch, Albert.

1932-1939
10410Griggs, Maitland. 1926, 1932-1936
10411Hardenberg, Henrietta.

1932-1933
10412Hardenberg, Henrietta. 1934-1935
10413Hardenberg, Henrietta.

Jan.-Sept. 1936
10414Hardenberg, Henrietta.

Oct.-Dec. 1936
10415Hardenberg, Henrietta. Jan.-Mar. 1937
10416Hardenberg, Henrietta.

Apr. 1937-1938
1051Haskins & Sells.

1932
1052John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1931-1932
1053Leon Lauterstein (firm).

1933-1938
1054M. J. Corbett & Co.. 1933-1935
1055Meriden Gravure Company.

1937
1056Munn, James B.. 1930-1931
1057National City Bank of New York. 1932-1934
1058New York Trust Company. 1932-1934, n.d.
1059New York University. Committee on the Florentine Corpus. 1931-1933
10510New York University. Committee on the Florentine Corpus. 1934-1942
10511New York University. Committee on the Florentine Corpus. 1943-1954, n.d.
10512Offner, Richard, 1889-1965.

1929-1931
10513Offner, Richard, 1889-1965. 1932
10514Offner, Richard, 1889-1965. 1933-1934
10515Offner, Richard, 1889-1965. 1935-1936
10516Offner, Richard, 1889-1965.

1937-1939
10517Offner, Richard, 1889-1965. 1940-1953
1061Oxford University Press.

1937, n.d.
1062Rockefeller Foundation. 1930-1934
Steinweg, Klara, 1913-1972.

1063Straus, Percy S.. 1931-1937, n.d.
1064Sun Engraving Company. 1:2.

1937
2271Sun Engraving Company. 2:2.1937
Troeger, Heinrich, 1901-1975

1065Waterlow and Sons.

1937-1940
1066 Correspondence with financial institutions regarding German Marks.1934-1936
1067 Correspondence with reviewers.1933-1935
1068 Correspondence with and about subscribers.1932-1936

Sub-subseries 2. Administrative files

Date:
1930-1949, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Administrative files document the financing, production and distribution of the "Corpus." Material includes contracts, financial documents, subscription information, prospectuses, and critical reviews by noted art historians, including Roger Fry, Bernard Berenson and Lionello Venturi.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1069 Contract between New York University and Albert Frisch. Draft and preparatory material.1932, n.d.
10610 Contract (new, proposed) between Richard Offner and Albert Frisch. Draft and preparatory material.1932, n.d.
10611 Financial receipts and papers.1933-1937, n.d.
10612 Financial solicitations. Notes.n.d.
10613 Financial statements. 1:2.

1930-1932, n.d.
2272 Financial statements. 2:2.

1930-1932, n.d.
10614 Grant application to Conference Board of Associated Research Councils Committee on International Exchange of Persons.1949
10615 Lists of subscribers.1930-1937
10616 Prospectuses for "Corpus" and "Works of Bernardo Daddi."1930-1933, 1937
10617 Reviews.1932-1936, n.d.
10618 Subscription forms.

1934-1935, n.d.

Subseries C. Rockefeller Center Advisory Art Committee

Date:
1932-1934, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball was a member of the Rockefeller Center Art Advisory Committee appointed to oversee the artistic scheme of the fourteen original buildings in this complex. The Committee selected the theme "New Frontiers" and chose artists to contribute over 100 works, ranging from mosaics to architectural friezes, and from sculptures to murals. The records are comprised primarily of correspondence with the architects, Reinhard & Hofmeister, Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray, and Hood & Fouilhoux; the engineer, Todd, Robertson, Todd; the developers, Nelson A. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; competing and participating artists, including Gaston Lachaise; and other committee members, specifically Edward Forbes and Paul J. Sachs. Of particular interest are the lists of American and European sculptors, women sculptors, and mural painters considered; clippings about the Rivera mural; and a brochure for the Radio City Theatres and program from its inaugural concert, which Kimball attended with five other guests.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
2273 Architectural plans and sections showing decorative program.1932, n.d.
1071 Brochures.1932-1933
1072 Clippings.1932-1933, n.d.
1073 Correspondence.Feb.-Mar. 1932
1074 Correspondence.Apr.-July 1932
1075 Correspondence.Aug.-Dec. 1932
1076 Correspondence.1933-1934, n.d.
1077 Photographs of murals by Boardman Robinson.n.d.
1078 Photographs of sculptures by Gaston Lachaise.1932, n.d.

Subseries D. Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission

Date:
1928-1953 [1941-1943]

Scope and Content Note

President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Kimball to this commission in January 1941. Its purpose was to plan and coordinate the national celebration honoring the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth. In addition, Kimball served on the Advisory Committee to oversee the publication of Jefferson's writings. Kimball's dual role is documented primarily through correspondence.

Arrangement

Organized into two sub-subseries, based on subject.

Sub-subseries 1. General planning

Date:
1928-1943, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

These records document the general planning activities of the Executive Committee, which was comprised of Kimball, Stuart G. Gibboney, Randolph Perry, and U. S. Congressmen Carter Glass, Howard W. Smith, and Sol Bloom. The subseries contains mainly correspondence between Committee members and associated material regarding the organization of meetings and activities and relevant Congressional bills, resolutions, and acts, specifically those concerning appropriations.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
2274 Certificate to Kimball signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.1940
1081 Clippings.1943, n.d.
1082 Congressional bills, resolutions, laws, and reports re: the Commission.1928, 1940-1943
1083 Correspondence of the Executive Committee.1940-1941, n.d.
1084 Correspondence of the Executive Committee.1942
1085 Correspondence of the Executive Committee. 1:2.1943
2275 Correspondence of the Executive Committee. 2:2.1943
Expenses (miscellaneous) of Fiske Kimball.

1086 Memos and reports.1941
1087 Press releases.1941, 1943
1088 Vouchers.1941-1943, n.d.

Sub-subseries 2. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Date:
1940-1953, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

In addition to other celebratory events, the Executive Committee recommended that the complete writings of Jefferson be published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. Kimball was a member of the Advisory Committee appointed to oversee this undertaking. While planning began on "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson" as early as 1940, the first volume did not appear until 1950 (as of 2002, only 29 of the planned 50 volumes have been published).

The records are comprised primarily of correspondence between Advisory Committee members and with the editor, Julian P. Boyd; assistant editors, Lyman H. Butterfield and Mina R. Bryan; publisher, Princeton University; and sponsor, the New York Times. Other matieral includes brochures, memos, proof pages, and an early report by Julian P. Boyd documenting the need for and feasibility of the project.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1089 Brochures.n.d.
10810 Clippings.1943
10811 Correspondence of the Advisory Committee. 1:2.1943
2276 Correspondence of the Advisory Committee. 2:2.1943
10812 Correspondence of the Advisory Committee.1945, 1949-1953
10813 Correspondence with the Assistant Editors.1946-1951
10814 Correspondence with the Editor.Dec. 1940-1941
10815 Correspondence with the Editor.1942
10816 Correspondence with the Editor.1943
1091 Correspondence with the Editor.1944-1945
1092 Correspondence with the Editor.1946-1950
1093 Memos, agenda, minutes and reports of the Advisory Committee.1944-1950, n.d.
1094 Proof pages.[1950]
1095 Report on the possibility of publishing the writings of Jefferson.Sept. 25, 1943

Subseries E. Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission of Pennsylvania

Date:
1941-1943

Scope and Content Note

Kimball was a member of the Pennsylvania commission formed to plan the observation of Jefferson's bicentennial. The records are comprised mainly of correspondence with state officials.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
2277 Certificate to Kimball from the PA Senate.1943
1096 Clippings.1941
1097 Correspondence.1941
1098 Correspondence.Feb.-Apr. 1942
1099 Correspondence.May 1942-Jan. 1943

Subseries F. Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Exhibition, 1743-1943

Date:
1942-1943

Scope and Content Note

This exhibition was arranged and held jointly by the National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress, and Kimball was appointed to its Advisory Committee. In addition to offering assistance and advice in locating, displaying and shipping relevant works, he presented a lecture at the National Gallery on the life portraits of Jefferson during the exhibition opening. The records consists mainly of Kimball's correspondence with the organizing institutions.

See Also:
Fiske Kimball Papers / VII. Writings and research / A. Thomas Jefferson / 2. Life Portraits of Thomas Jefferson and their Replicas

Arrangement

Alphabetical by type of material.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
10910 Correspondence. Library of Congress.1942-1943
10911 Correspondence. National Gallery of Art (U.S.).

1943
10912 Correspondence. Robbins, George A.1943
10913 Exhibition catalogs, brochures, and clippings.1943
10914 Exhibition checklist and labels.1943, n.d.

Subseries G. Essays in Honor of Hans Tietze

Date:
1949-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball served on the festal committee overseeing the production of "Essays in Honor of Hans Tietze," a Festschrift produced in honor of the 70th birthday of Hans Tietze (1880-1954), Kimball's close friend and art historical colleague. As a committee member, Kimball advised Julius S. Held and the other editors on the selection of authors, negotiated for the volume's publication, and contributed the essay, "The Beginnings of the Style Pompadour," a supplement of sorts to his seminal book The Creation of the Rococo. While Kimball's essay was published separately by the Gazette des Beaux Arts in 1954, the entire volume did not appear until 1958, eight years after the event it was meant to commemorate, and three and four years following the respective deaths of Kimball and Tietze.

The material is comprised of Kimball's correspondence with Held, Tietze, the Gazette des Beaux Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art. There are also outlines and drafts from many of the essays, including those by E. H. Gombrich, Meyer Schapiro, and Paul Zucker. The manuscript and typescript for Kimball's essay is also included.

Arrangement

Organized in two sub-subseries based on type of material.

Sub-subseries 1. Correspondence

Date:

Scope and Content Note

Comprised primarily of Kimball's correspondence with Julius S. Held, one of the volume's editors, about the planning and production of the book. Held and Kimball also discussed at length a party to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate Tietze's 70th birthday, which they later cancelled because of concerns with Tietze's health. The sub-subseries also includes a small amount of correspondence with Tietze, the Gazette des Beaux Arts, and Alfred Barr of the Museum of Modern Art.

Arrangement

Alphabetical, by topic.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1101 Blank letterhead and envelopes.n.d.
1102 Gazette des Beaux Arts.1952-1955
1103 Held, Julius Samuel, 1905-.1949-1954, n.d.
1104 Museum of Modern Art (New York, N. Y.).1950
1105 Tietze, Hans, 1880-1954.1950-1953

Sub-subseries 2. Contributions

Date:

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and outlines of various essays contributed to the Festschrift by friends, colleagues, and admirers of Tietze, including E. H. Gombrich, Adolf Katzenellenbogen, Emil Kaufmann, Fiske Kimball, Meyer Schapiro, and Paul Zucker. The folder on Kimball's essay includes his early manuscript, the typescript, and illustrations.

Arrangement

Following the list of contributors, remaining files are alphabetical by name of contributor.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1106 Lists of contributors and essays.1950
1107 Ames, Winslow. "Admirable, Contemptible and Laughable Physical Types". Ts.[1950]
1108 Gilbert, Creighton. "Savoldo's Utivilization of His Drawings." Outline, Ts corrected.[1950]
1109 Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-. "Renaissance Artistic Theory and the Beginning of Landscape Painting." Ts.[1950]
11010 Grossman, F. "Durer's Portraits of the Emperors Charlemagne and Sigismund." Ts corrected.[1950]
11011 Hoffman, Daphne. "Hans Tietze as an English Author." Ts corrected.Jan. 1950
11012 Katzenelllenbogen, Adolf, 1901-1964. "The Prophets on the West Façade of the Cathedral at Amiens." Ts.[1950]
11013 Kaufmann, Emil, 1891-1953. "Piranesi, Algarotti and Lodoli. A Contoversy in Eightennth Century Venice." Ts corrected.[1950]
11014 Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. "The Beginnings of the Style Pompadous." Printed version, Ts, Ms, notes and photos.[1950]-1954
11015 Loewi, Otto, 1873-1961. "Essays on Works of Fine Art." Ts corrected.[1950]
11016 Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-. "The Joseph Scenes on the Maximianus Throne in Ravenna." Ts.[1950]
11017 Zucker, Paul, 1889-1971. "The Paradox of Architectural Theory and Practice at the Beginning of the Modern Movement." Ts corrected.[1950]

Subseries H. Societe Mansart

Date:
1950-1953, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Kimball organized the Societe Mansart in 1950 for the purpose of raising funds by private subscription to purchase the Alfred Marie Collection of architectural tracings and other documents on French architecture under the Bourbons for the Library of Congress. As the organization's President, Kimball was in charge of fund raising and negotiating the acquisition of the collection's more than 3,000 documents, including those regarding Versailles, the Trianons, the Menagerie, Fontainebleau and other sites. The records are comprised primarily of correspondence with potential and actual subscribers; the staff of the Library of Congress, particularly Paul Vanderbilt; the American Institute of Architects regarding the exhibition of part of the Alfred Marie Collection at the 1951 annual convention; and with Kimball's close friend Alfred Marie.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1111 American Institute of Architects exhibition.1951
1112 Appeal letter.1951, n.d.
1113 Correspondence with Library of Congress.1950-June 1951
1114 Correspondence with Library of Congress.July 1951-1953
1115 Correspondence with Alfred M. Marie.1950-1953
1116 Officers and directors. Lists.[1950]
1117 Subscribers and/or board members.1950, n.d.
1118 Subscribers and/or board members.1951-1953
1119 Subscribers (declined).1950-1951
11110 Subscribers (prospective).1951-1952, n.d.
11111 Vouchers.1950-1952

Subseries I. United States postal stamp competition

Date:
1953-1954, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

In April 1954, Kimball was asked by United States Postmaster General Summerfield to oversee the United States Post Office's Program of Competition for the design of a limited number of postage stamps. The program was a collaboration between the Post Office and the Commission of Fine Arts, and offered an opportunity, according to Kimball, "to disseminate better taste...and to encourage the best artistic talent of the country by employing artists of ability." During his short involvement with the project, Kimball helped to define the program and identified potential artists and jurors to participate. The files are comprised primarily of his correspondence with staff of the Post Office and the Fine Arts Commission. He resigned in September because the project lacked the necessary enthusiam and financial support from the Post Office.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
11112 Announcements.1953-1954
11113 Correspondence.1953-1954
11114 Reference material.1953-1954

Series VI. Teaching positions

Date:
1909-1925, 1939-1940, n.d

Extent:
1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

In addition to his architectural and writing projects, Kimball earned a living as a teacher. By the time he came to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he had taught at five universities, including positions as department head. Even as museum director, Kimball managed to fit in a summer session at the University of California in Berkeley in 1940. In this series, most of the correspondence pertains to Kimball's various administrative duties and occasional struggles of working in an academic environment. Files of lecture outlines and notes document the courses he taught and his approach to each topic. Various course assignments, exam questions, and student records are also included.

Kimball's first full-time position as an instructor in architecture came in 1912 at the University of Illinois. Based on the correspondence, his 1913 marriage to Marie Goebel may have contributed to his brief tenure at Urbana-Champaign. Marrying the daughter of a faculty member was in conflict with a supposedly abolished university rule banning the hiring of relatives. That same year Kimball left Illinois for the University of Michigan, where he taught and earned his doctoral degree. Kimball served first as an instructor in architecture and later in fine arts. Once again the correspondence suggests tension mounting, this time between Kimball and Emil Lorch, a professor of architecture, over Kimball's appointment and possible reappointment by Harvard University as a traveling Sachs Fellow. Kimball's later correspondence with Professor Richard Cross and others of the Fine Arts department contrasts the earlier conflicts, documenting the more routine issues of teaching and departmental administration. With his next position beginning in 1919 at the University of Virginia, Kimball's responsibilities greatly increased as he oversaw the establishment of the McIntire School of Fine Arts and taught as a professor of art and architecture. Both roles are documented in this series. Also included here are two files pertaining to Kimball's summer session in 1921 at the University of Chicago, for which he taught two classes in American and Renaissance Art. Resigning from the University of Virginia in 1923, Kimball went next to New York University, where he was appointed head of the Department of Fine Arts and Morse Professor of the Literature of the Arts of Design. Apparently prior to his acceptance of the NYU position, Kimball drew up the pros and cons of teaching poisitions at UVa, NYU and Princeton. That comparitive chart is filed here with his correspondence. Although no lecture notes are included with the NYU documentation, Kimball, in a June 25, 1925 memorandum written at the time of his resignation, refers to his lectures on the History of Art and of Decoration, and to the 118 lectures he was scheduled to give as Morse Professor at the National Academy of Design. In October 1932, Kimball returned to NYU to give two lectures and two months later was appointed lecturer for the following academic year. That documentation is included in the "Lectures" subseries of the "Writings and Research" series. Documentation of the history of art and the history of architecture courses he taught during the 1940 summer session at the University of California, Berkeley, is also included here.

Throughout his teaching career, Kimball apparently revised and reused previous lecture notes. Those files containing such mixed papers are identified by lecture topic, rather than institution, and conclude the series. Also within this group of topical folders are lectures that cannot be clearly identified with any particular university, as well as general reference materials.

Arrangement

Files are grouped by institution and arranged in the chronological order of each teaching position. Within each institutional group, correspondence folders precede other files. Folders identified by lecture topic only are alphabetically arranged at the end of the series.

BoxFolderAuthor/TitleDate
1121 University of Illinois. Correspondence.

1912-1913
1122 University of Illinois. "American Architectural Schools." [Related writing to Alumni Quarterly article?] Ts.

ca. 1913
1123 University of Illinois. Architectural lectures. First semester, 1912-13. Summary outline.ca. 1913
1124 University of Illinois. Bibliographic citation rules [for teaching purposes?].n.d.
1125 University of Illinois. Notes and slide lists for architectural lectures (course Arch. 31).1912
1126 University of Illinois. Notes taken by H. Garritson of architectural lectures.1912
1127 University of Michigan. Correspondence.

1912-1917, n.d.
1128 University of Michigan. Correspondence.

1918-1919
1129 University of Michigan. Correspondence. Smith, Shirley W., Secretary.1913-1919
11210 University of Michigan. Architectural lectures for course Arch. 11. Outline w/ later inserts.1913-1917
11211 University of Michigan. Course Arch. 11. Exam questions and student records.1914-1918
11212 University of Michigan. Architectural lectures for course Arch. 12. Outline and schedule.1914-1918
11213 Unive