Guide to the Rodin Sculpture Garden Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0448
Creator: Elsen, Albert Edward, 1927-
Creator: Stanford University. Dept. of Art.
Title: Rodin sculpture garden records
Dates: 1980-1991
Physical Description: 4.25 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, memoranda, proposals, plans, publicity materials, photographs, articles, and other records pertaining to the B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden. Includes correspondence with the garden's designer Robert Mittelstadt and the personal log of Albert Elsen. An addition to the records (accession 2005-178) includes drafts of the text for the catalog to the Rodin collection, 1988-91 and undated; miscellaneous correspondence, 1985-91; and slides of Rodin works, some of which are copies of old photographs of works in Rodin's studio
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Albert Elsen, 1991, and transfer from art library, 2005.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Rodin Sculpture Garden Records (SC0448). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Through the generosity of B. Gerald Cantor, an outdoor sculpture garden containing works by Auguste Rodin was dedicated at Stanford University in May of 1985. Albert Elsen, professor of art, is curator of the Rodin Collection at Stanford.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, memoranda, proposals, plans, publicity materials, photographs, articles, and other records pertaining to the B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden. Includes correspondence with the garden's designer Robert Mittelstadt and the personal log of Albert Elsen. An addition to the records (accession 2005-178) includes drafts of the text for the catalog to the Rodin collection, 1988-91 and undated; miscellaneous correspondence, 1985-91; and slides of Rodin works, some of which are copies of old photographs of works in Rodin's studio

Access Terms

Cantor, B. Gerald, 1916-1996
Elsen, Albert Edward, 1927-
Mittelstadt, Robert.
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917--Exhibitions.
Stanford University. Dept. of Art --Faculty.
B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden (Stanford University).


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Article/JMMC.

Box 1, Folder 2

Atwater

Box 1, Folder 3

Bacchetti

Box 1, Folder 4

Baker Review

Box 1, Folder 5

Benefits

Box 1, Folder 6

Bing

Box 1, Folder 7

Blacher

Box 1, Folder 8

Brooks - Benches

Box 1, Folder 9

C.F.A Fundraiser - Lights

Box 1, Folder 10

Cantor

Box 1, Folder 11

Changes

Box 1, Folder 12

Clubs

Box 1, Folder 13

Complaints

Box 1, Folder 14

Costs/Budget

Box 1, Folder 15

Criticism/Visitors

Box 1, Folder 16

Dedication

Box 1, Folder 17

Dedications

Box 1, Folder 18

Development Office

Box 1, Folder 19

Docents

Box 1, Folder 20

Documentary History, 1980-81

Box 1, Folder 21

Documentary History, 1982

Box 2, Folder 1

Documentary History, 1983

Box 2, Folder 2

Documentary History, 1984

Box 2, Folder 3

Documentary History, 1985

Box 2, Folder 4

Documentary History, 1986

Box 2, Folder 5

Documentary History, 1987

Box 2, Folder 6

Donors

Box 2, Folder 7

Eitner/Osborne

Box 2, Folder 8

Fan Letters

Box 2, Folder 9

Fan Letters

Box 2, Folder 10

Fong

Box 2, Folder 11

Fono Benefit

Box 2, Folder 12

Fountain

Box 2, Folder 13

Garden Fund, 1984-87

Box 3, Folder 1

Garden Fund, 1984-85

Box 3, Folder 2

Garden Fund, 1984

Box 3, Folder 3

Garden Help, S/M/H

Box 3, Folder 4

Garden Plan-Final, annotated by AB

Box 3, Folder 5

Gates of Hell

Box 3, Folder 6

Graham - Flowers

Box 3, Folder 7

Green, Vera

Box 3, Folder 8

Grove

Box 3, Folder 9

Hampton Event

Box 3, Folder 10

Herrington

Box 3, Folder 11

Inventory, 3/85

Box 3, Folder 12

Kurtzon

Box 3, Folder 13

Labels

Box 3, Folder 14

Leffingwell

Box 3, Folder 15

Lighting

Box 4, Folder 1

Lists - Corporations and Foundations

Box 4, Folder 2

Maintenance, 1985-89

Box 4, Folder 3

Middlestadt, Robert; Architect

Box 4, Folder 4

Model (Photographs)

Box 4, Folder 5

Nerrie

Box 4, Folder 6

Parking - Article

Box 4, Folder 7

Pending Letters

Box 4, Folder 8

Perry, Tom

Box 4, Folder 9

Plaques

Box 4, Folder 10

Pool

Box 4, Folder 11

Poster

Box 4, Folder 12

Press

Box 4, Folder 13

Press Kit with Photographs

Box 4, Folder 14

Promotion

Box 4, Folder 15

Proposals/ Photographs

Box 4, Folder 16

Prospects

Box 4, Folder 17

Provost/Dean

Box 4, Folder 18

Publicity

Box 4, Folder 19

Publicity

Box 5, Folder 1

Publicity

Box 5, Folder 2

Quad Photos

Box 5, Folder 3

Ray

Box 5, Folder 4

Rejects

Box 5, Folder 5

Rodin by Moonlight

Box 5, Folder 6

Rodin Journal, 1987

Box 5, Folder 7

Security

Box 5, Folder 8

Sher/ Photographs

Box 5, Folder 9

Shipping

Box 5, Folder 10

Smith, John

Box 5, Folder 11

Specifications

Box 5, Folder 12

Taft/ Trees

Box 5, Folder 13

Tours

Box 5, Folder 14

Uses

Box 6, Folder 1

Photographs, 1984-85

Box 6, Folder 2

Photographs: Installation of the Gates of Hell, 1984

Box 6, Folder 3

Photographs: Sculpture Garden

Box 7

Personal Log of Albert Elsen

 

Additional Records Accession ARCH-2005-178

Box 1, Folder 1

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: front matter

Box 1, Folder 2

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: patriotic figures

Box 1, Folder 3

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: studies for monument to Burghers of Calais

Box 1, Folder 4

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: Gates of Hell and their offspring

Box 1, Folder 5

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: artists and writers

Box 1, Folder 6

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: Balzac essay

Box 1, Folder 7

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: studies for monuments to Balzac

Box 1, Folder 8

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: small figures

Box 1, Folder 9

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: partial figures and hands

Box 1, Folder 10

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: portraits and symbolic head

Box 1, Folder 11

Rodin catalog, drafts of text: miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 12

Rodin catalog, loose items from notebook

Box 1, Folder 13

Auction catalog pages of Rodin works

Box 2, Folder 1

Contents of computer disks

Box 2

Computer floppy disks (5") [2 plastic boxes]

Box 2

Slides of Rodin works, some copied from old photographs of his studio