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INVENTORY OF THE ULRICH ALEXANDER MIDDELDORF PAPERS, 1925-1981
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Series I.  Clippings files, ca. 1925-1981

Physical Description: 17 boxes 7.09 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Series contain articles, photographs and other printed images taken from publications, and very occasionally, notes and letters, organized by subject (ca. 9 linear ft.). Subjects include individual costumes, textiles an other minor arts, decorative arts, drawings, sculpture, medals.
Box 1

Costumes: 17th century

Box 2

Costumes: 18th century

Box 3

Ceramics: (pre-history, ancient, antiquity)

Box 4

Ceramics: Italy- 15th and 16th centuries, porcelain, majolica

Box 5

Embroidery: (incl. middle ages, 15th - 17th centuries)

Box 6

Textiles: lace, 15th - 18th centuries

Box 7

Textiles: general, 15th - 18th centuries

Box 8

Furniture: gothic, baroque, rococo, 17th - 18th centuries

Box 9

Drawings and prints: German - 15th - 18th centuries, Durer, prints, drawings - modern

Box 10

Drawings: England, Dutch, Flemish - 17th -18th centuries, France - up to 1600, France - 17th - 18th centuries, Spain

Box 11

Drawings: Italy (by artist A-Z)

Box 12

Drawings: Old Masters, drawings with net, various drawings, drawings - Hamburg, drawings - private

Box 13

African art

Box 14

Various subjects: Pre-columbian and American Indian; Metalwork - ancient and near East; Stained glass; Wall paintings; Seals (primarily middle ages); Ormolu; Greece - 14th century musical instruments

Box 15

Greece: archaic, 4th century, 5th century, Cyclades - Crete - Mykonos, Hellenistic, Italic and Etruscan, Antique small scale, Pre-history, Glass, Roman

Box 16

Various subjects: Bookbinding; International modern art; Scandinavia; Photography; Exotic - various (incl. American Indian, South Seas, Latin America); Egypt; Ancient Middle East

Box 17

Iconography

 

Series II.  Letters and bibliographic notes, ca. 1925-1981

Physical Description: ca. 2 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Series contains letters from scholars and colleagues and bibliographic notes, most of which were pulled from Middeldorf's books, now in the Getty Research Library. One file of ca. 30 items consists of photocopies of letters between Bernard Berenson and J. Paul Getty, 1956.
Box 18-19

Letters and bibliographic notes

Box 20-21

Bibliographic notes (unsorted)

 

Series III.  Journals and offprints, ca. 1925-1981

Physical Description: 8.5 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Publications sent to and collected by Middeldorf contain articles by colleagues, reviews of books, and articles of interest to Middeldorf for his research.
Box 22-38

unsorted

 

Series IV.  Annotated books, ca. 1925-1981

Physical Description: ca. 7.5 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Series includes items from Middeldorf's library which contain significant or extensive annotations. Annotations are by Middeldorf unless otherwise noted. Also includes some notes, mss and printed matter, including scant correspondence, found in the books in his library.
Box 39

Armand. Les Médailleurs Italiens. vol. 1, vol. 2

Box 40

Armand. Les Médailleurs Italiens. vol.3

Box 41

Plates, correspondence, pamphlets relating to Stothard, R.A. Antiken Munzen by H. Grote, 1842, heavily annotated by Grote.

Box 41

German transcription (by Middeldorf) of p.7, Pasional Abatyse Kunhuty by Jan Stenc, 1922.

Box 41

Lavin, Marilyn Aronberg. Art in context: Piero della Francesca

Box 41

Kreytenberg, Gert. Der Dom zu Florenz, 1974.

Box 41

G.F. Hill's autobiographical notes, annotated by Middeldorf

Box 41

Ms. about Bernardo Rosselino by Maryla Tysckiewicz, trans. from Polish by Rosa Rosmaryn.

Box 41

Coxhead, A.C. Thomas Stothard R.A., 1906. With reading notes and some correspondence

Box 42

Origin and development of Porcelain in China, by Hyulton Armond Thomas. Ph.D. diss (University of Chicago, 1943).

Box 42

Book review and notes by Middeldorf for book, Old Master Drawings by Charles de Tolnay, 1943. (Book now in Research library).

Box 42

Famous Foreigners in Florence 1400-1900 by C. L. Dentler (1964). With correspondence, notes and clippings regarding the author.

Box 42

Typescript of a story (based on an analysis of a painting) by Philipp P. Fehl, inscribed to Middeldorf, Christmas 1979.

Box 42

Letter from the Gallerie St. Etienne referring to its continuation despite death of O. Kallir, dated 21 Feb 1979.

Box 42

Creighton Eddy Gilbert mimeograph bibliography for art history.

Box 42

Prel. printed draft of a memoir about Koehler (Koehler Evangelist Portraits) by Prof. David Wright.

Box 42

Copies of letters by Thomas Patch. With publication by Middeldorf Due Inediti di Thomas Patch in offprint, and letter from F. J. B. Watson on Patch.

Box 42

"Rudolf Ebershtadt Neue Shrdren (?) uber Stadtebarn und Wokunngseusen I" in ms. With article "Numismatica e Sfragistica" by Francesco Panvini Rosatti and book review of Justus Bier's Tilmann Riemenschnei der: Die Spaten Werke in Stein by Middeldorf, from the Renaissance Quarterly (v.29, #1, Spring 1976)

Box 42

La Donazione Loeser in Palazzo Vecchio by Alfredo Lensi, 1934). With letter from Charles Loesser.

Box 42

Armand. Les Medailleurs Italiens, 1897.

Box 43

Uncorrected galley proofs of More Memoirs of an Aesthete by Harold Acton, signed by author, 1970.

Box 43

Article: "Der Meister von 1515 und das Bambaja-Skizzenbuch in Berlin" by Peter Dreyer and Matthias Winner, with notes by Middeldorf.

Box 43

Youth of Michelangelo vol.I, The Medici Chapel vol.III, by De Tolmay, 1943.

Box 43

Bronzetti Italiani de Rinascimento (exhibition catalog), with letters and notes.

Box 43

Die Verwendung des Naturbgusses in der Italienishchen Protratplastik der Renaissance by Joseph Pohl, 1938.

Box 43

Middeldorf's review of Le Placchette Italiane Secolo XV - XIX by Eugenio Imbert, offprint from Art Bulletin, with notes and annotations.

Box 44

Die Deutschen Renaissance: Plaketten der Sammlung A. Walcher , 1918.

Gaetano Ballardini: l'uomo, il maestro, lo studioso, il realizzatore by Guiseppe Liverani (report from convention on study of ceramics, Faenza, Italia, 1978)

"Michelange et la France." typescript (not by Middeldorf) 1964.

Typescript of "Storia della Critica su Michelangelo" by Eugenio Battisti, with handwritten corrections.

Box 45

Diderot. Oeuvres Complètes, v. 1, v. 2, v.3.

Box 46

Part printed, part ms book with pasted in illustrations and annotations: Kreis Brilon by Paul Michels, 1952.

Box 46

La Pittura Bizantina by Paolo Muratoff, 1928, not annotated but with anonymous enclosed notes regarding the text.

Box 46

"A Nollekens Bust in the Art Institute of Chicago," typescript by Clifton B. White, 1940.

Box 47

Papers pulled from books:

Box 47

3 letters to C.R. Rudolf re his drawings collection.

Box 47

1 folder of letters, most to Middeldorf, regarding offprints he sent to others to read and material others sent to him. Includes letters from: Irwin Panofsky, Elizabeth Jastrow, John Pope Hennessy, ca. 10 letters, scattered dates, 1936-1962.

Box 47

Clippings, re: Michelangelo.

Box 47

Various offprints, typescripts about Michelangelo.

Box 48*

G. F. Hill. A Corpus of Italian Medals. 2 vol, text and plates.

Box 167

Annotated books

Box 168

Annotated books

Box 169

Annotated books

Box 170

Annotated books, with some correspondence, & studies

Box 171

Annotated books

Box 172

Annotated books

 

Series V.  Bibliographic files, ca. 1925-1981

Physical Description: 117 boxes ca. 25 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Series comprises a bibliography on index cards, small photographs and postcards organized by subject. Topics include: Italian art and artists, Renaissance medals, minor arts (textiles, wood, ceramics, metal), sculpture, drawings, iconography, decorative arts, art in fiction, architecture, painting, and historiography.
Box 49

Postcards, Sculpture: Germany up to 1450

Box 50

Postcards, Sculpture: Germany 1450- 1880

Box 51

Postcards, Sculpture: not German and Italian.

Box 52

Postcards Furniture and Metal

Box 53

Postcards, Dec Arts

Box 54

Postcards, Minor Arts, Costume

Box 55

Postcards, Dwgs. Minor Arts Foreign and Late Copies

Box 56

Postcards Siena, Pavement. Drwgs. Prints

Box 57

Postcards: Painting Classic Middle Ages

Box 58

Postcards Painting Various Countries.

Box 59

Postcards Modern and to be filed

Box 60

Postcards Architecture Town Planning

Box 61

Postcards Architecture Various Countries

Box 62

Postcard Architecture Germany H - Z Austria etc.

Box 63

Related Fields

Box 64

Collecting Dealing

Box 65

Museums Protection Forgery

Box 66

History of Art History Critics A - K

Box 67

Critics L - Z

Box 68

History General Antiquity Countries

Box 69

Art in Fiction

Box 70

Law Artist and Society Academies

Box 71

Bibliographies Dictionaries

Box 72

Collectanea

Box 73

History Aides

Box 74

Method Style Art Theory

Box 75

Dec. Arts Sources Theory Techn. Sources

Box 76

Arch. Theory 'til 18th C.

Box 77

Arch. Theory 1800 ft. Gardens Sources Theory

Box 78

Techn. Treatises Painting

Box 79

Tech. Treatises Painting Special Problems Graphics

Box 80

Hist. Sources France

Box 81

18th C. Napoleon General, Middle Ages, 15th C., 17th C. around 1700's

Box 82

Hist. Sources England

Box 83

Hist. Sources Germany

Box 84

Hist. Sources Italy

Box 85

Est. Sources Collectanea till 17th C.

Box 86

Est. Sources 19th C. Hist. Sources Varia

Box 87

Hist. Est. Topics Est. Sources 20th C. Towns

Box 88

Top Sources General and Outside Italy

Box 89

Top Sources Outside Italy Rome

Box 90

Top Sources Italy (not Rome)

Box 91

Travel

Box 92

Iconography General

Box 93

Iconography Portrait

Box 94

Iconography History, Culture, Lit., Book III.

Box 95

Icon. Religion General Hist. Liturgy

Box 96

Icon. Bible Old and New Test

Box 97

Icon. Trinity Christ

Box 98

Icon. Late Cycles Saints

Box 99

Icon. Symbols

Box 100

Iconography Symbols (Nature)

Box 101

Icon. Allegory Astrology, Mythology

Box 102

Drawings

Box 103

Graphic Arts Paper

Box 104

Minor Arts General

Box 105

Goldsmiths

Box 106

Goldsmiths Italy

Box 107

Minor Arts Metal General

Box 108

Minor Arts Textiles

Box 109

Minor Arts Textiles II

Box 110

Minor Arts Textiles III

Box 111

Minor Arts Wood

Box 112

Minor Arts Ceramics

Box 113

Minor Arts Ceramic Countries

Box 114

Minor Arts Miscellanea

Box 115

Study of Sculpture

Box 116

Study of Sculpture II

Box 117

Study of Sculpture III

Box 118

Study of Sculpture IV

Box 119

Study of Sculpture Technique

Box 120

Study of Sculpture VI

Box 121

Sculpture Italy General

Box 122

Sculpture Italy Ren.

Box 123

Sculpture Italy Ren. Relation with Antiquity

Box 124

Sculpture Italy Ren. Problems

Box 125

Founders

Box 126

Decor. Bronzes

Box 127

Medals

Box 128

Wood

Box 129

Ammanati

Box 130

Amorotti

Box 131

Bandinelli

Box 132

Benedetto

Box 133

Bologna

Box 134

Bresciano

Box 135

Caraffe

Box 136

Ciona

Box 137

Donatello

Box 138

Desiderio

Box 139

Ferrucci

Box 140

Gagini

Box 141

Giovanni

Box 142

Gabriele

Box 143

Jacquerio

Box 144

Liberale

Box 145

Michelangelo

Box 146

Mabila

Box 147

Matera

Box 148

Modesto

Box 149

Occhio

Box 150

Pilacorte

Box 151

Portigiani

Box 152

Robbia

Box 153

Rossimini

Box 154

Scacciera

Box 155

Verroccio

Box 156

Tabacchetti

Box 157

Topography

Box 158

Topography Veneto

Box 159

Topography South of Apennine

Box 160

Jumbled notes

Box 161

Italy Topography

Box 162

Arch. I

Box 163

Italy Ren. Arch

Box 164

Italy Ren. Arch. II

Box 165

Photos, Medals

Box 166

Jumbled Notes Possibly Sculptors

Box 167-172

Annotated Books -adds (See Series IV.)