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Series I: Personal papers, 1919-2001

Materials in this series comprise records from Schapiro's personal and educational life and also include documentation from notable milestones in his career.

Subseries: I.1: Awards, degrees, and prizes, 1959-1995

Records in this subseries reflect achievements that Schapiro was recognized for in the form of awards, degrees, and prizes. This includes awards such as Commandeur de l'Order des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, honorary doctorates from various universities and colleges, and prizes such as the CAA Special Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the College Art Association of America. Materials include actual degrees and certificates, correspondence relating to these achievements, and associated publicity material. The subseries is divided further into sub-subseries by the following title designations: Sub-Subseries: I.1.1: Awards, 1959-1995, Sub-Subseries: I.1.2: Degrees, 1966-1988, Sub-Subseries: I.1.3: Prizes, 1979-1985

Sub-Subseries: I.1.1: Awards, 1959-1995

Distinguished contribution to humanistic learning -- American Council of Learned Societies
Correspondence and clippings, 1959-1960

Box 98
Folder 1
Brandeis commission award for notable achievement -- Brandeis University
Program, invitation, clippings, and photographs,
1966
Box 98
Folder 2
Certificate,
1966

Box 633
Folder 1
Graduate Faculties Alumni (GFA)98 Awards for Excellence -- Columbia University
Newsletter,
1972

Box 98
Folder 3
Outstanding achievement in art history -- Art Dealers Association of America
Acceptance speech (typescript), articles, clippings, invitations, and correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 98
Folder 4
Alumni Award -- Hebrew Educational Society
Correspondence and invitations,
1974
Box 98
Folder 5
Alexander Hamilton Medal -- Columbia College Alumni Association
Program, invitations, and seating list,
1975
Box 98
Folder 6
Press release and correspondence,
1975
Box 98
Folder 7
Press release and clippings,
1975
Box 98
Folder 8
Correspondence,
1975
Box 98
Folder 9
Distinguished work in the arts -- National Institute of Arts and Letters
Certificate and program,
1976
Box 98
Folder 10
Commendeur, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres -- France
Correspondence, 1976-1977
Box 98
Folder 11
The mayor's award of honor for arts and culture -- Commission for Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, Mayor Edward I. Koch
Program and correspondence,
1978
Box 98
Folder 12
Certificate,
1978

Box 633
Folder 2
Distinguished teaching of art history -- The College Art Association of America
Correspondence, press release, and article,
1981

Box 98
Folder 13
Governor's award for excellence in the arts -- Vermont Council on the Arts
Correspondence,
1982
Box 98
Folder 14
Programs and invitations,
1982
Box 98
Folder 15
Articles and clippings,
1982
Box 98
Folder 16
The Fellows award -- John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation
Correspondence, 1987-1995
Box 98
Folder 17
Press releases and clippings,
1987
Box 98
Folder 18
The Golden Rectangle: The annual IAD award to art educators for publications of extraordinary merit -- The Institute for Aesthetic Development
Correspondence and certificate,
1990
Box 98
Folder 19
CAA special award for lifetime achievement -- The College Art Association of America
Certificate,
1995
Box 98
Folder 20
Correspondence and program,
1995
Box 98
Folder 21
Articles and clippings,
1995
Box 98
Folder 22

Sub-Subseries: I.1.2: Degrees, 1966-1988

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa -- The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Program, correspondence, and badge,
1966
Box 98
Folder 23
Doctor of Letters (Honorary) -- Columbia University
Program and seating lists,
1975
Box 98
Folder 24
Press release and clippings,
1975
Box 98
Folder 25
Degree,
1975

Box 633
Folder 3
Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) -- Yale University
Program and correspondence,
1978

Box 98
Folder 26
Photographs,
1978
Box 98
Folder 27
Articles,
1978
Box 98
Folder 28
Degree,
1978

Box 633
Folder 4
Doctor of Fine Arts (Honorary) -- University of Hartford
Acceptance speech (notes),
1983

Box 99
Folder 1
Commencement program,
1983
Box 99
Folder 2
Articles,
1983
Box 99
Folder 3
Honorary degree -- Harvard University
Dinner guest list and correspondence,
1983
Box 99
Folder 4
Photograph album,
1983
Box 99
Folder 5
Articles and clippings,
1983
Box 99
Folder 6
Honorary degree -- The New School for Social Research
Programs and invitations,
1984
Box 99
Folder 7
Clippings,
1984
Box 99
Folder 8
Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) -- Bard College
Correspondence, programs, and photographs
1988
Box 99
Folder 9
Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) -- Brandeis University
Correspondence,
1995
Box 99
Folder 10

Sub-Subseries: I.1.3: Prizes, 1979-1985

Untitled award for publication Modern art: 19th and 20th Centuries--The Mitchell Prize for the History of Art
Acceptance speech (typescript),
1979
Box 99
Folder 11
Invitations and correspondence,
1979
Box 99
Folder 12
Clippings,
1979
Box 99
Folder 13
National Book Critics Circle prize in the field of criticism -- The National Book Critics Circle, Inc.
Correspondence and press releases,
1979
Box 99
Folder 14
Articles and clippings,
1979
Box 99
Folder 15
Jerusalem Prize of Arts and Letters -- Friends of the Bezalel Academy of Jerusalem
Programs and invitations,
1983
Box 99
Folder 16
Correspondence and clippings,
1983
Box 99
Folder 17
Aby M. Warburg Prize -- City of Hamburg (Germany)
Acceptance speech (notes and transcript),
1985
Box 99
Folder 18
Correspondence and notes,
1985
Box 99
Folder 19
Press releases and clippings,
1985
Box 99
Folder 20

Subseries: I.2: Biography Files, 1927-2001

The bulk of this subseries includes Schapiro's collected articles and clippings that referenced him. Schapiro continually collected such material beginning in the late 1920s. Additionally, there are several of Schapiro's own auto-biographical writings relating to key events in his life. Also included are his daily diaries and biographies written by other scholars.

Articles and clippings, 1927-1955

Box 100
Folder 1
Articles and clippings, 1955-1959
Box 100
Folder 2
Articles and clippings, 1970-1977
(2 Folders)
Box 100
Folder 3 to 4
Articles and clippings, 1978-1979
(3 Folders)
Box 100
Folder 5 to 7
Articles and clippings, 1979-1981
(2 Folders)
Box 100
Folder 8 to 9
Articles and clippings, 1982-1983
(3 Folders)

Box 101
Folder 1 to 3
Article -- Epstein, Helen. 1983. Meyer Schapiro: a passion to know and make known.ArtNews, May.
Correspondence, notes, and proofs,
1983
Box 101
Folder 4
Correspondence and slides,
1983
Box 101
Folder 5
Articles and clippings, 1984-1986
(2 Folders)
Box 101
Folder 6 to 7
Articles and clippings, 1987-1989
Box 101
Folder 8
Articles and clippings, 1987-1989

Box 102
Folder 1
Articles and clippings, 1990-1993
(2 Folders)
Box 102
Folder 2 to 3
Articles and clippings, 1994-1996
(2 Folders)
Box 102
Folder 4 to 5
Unpublished articles and clippings on or about Meyer Schapiro, 1980s-1990s
Box 102
Folder 6
Diaries, 1940s-1960s

Box 653
Folder 1
Autobiographical account of World War II -- Annotated typescript,
1941 December 7
Box 653
Folder 2
Who's who in America -- Applications, notes, and correspondence, 1955-1995
Box 653
Folder 3
Autobiographical questionnaire -- Annotated typescript,
1983
Box 653
Folder 4
Autobiographical notes on the class of
1929
-- Annotated typescript and notes,
1984
Box 653
Folder 5
Autobiographical notes on writings -- Annotated typescripts and notes,
1993
Box 653
Folder 6
Interview with Ralph Hyams -- Annotated typescript,
1974 February
Box 653
Folder 7
Interview with Diana Loercher -- Annotated typescript and notes, 1978-1979
Box 653
Folder 8
Biography of Meyer Schapiro / Miriam Schild Bunim ; corrected by Meyer Schapiro -- Annotated typescript,
1980s
Box 653
Folder 9
Notes on Meyer Schapiro's biography / Lillian Milgram Schapiro -- Annotated typescripts and notes, 1990s-2000
Box 653
Folder 10
Biography of Meyer Schapiro / David Rosand,
1996
Box 653
Folder 11
Biography of Meyer Schapiro / David Craven,
2001
Box 653
Folder 12

Subseries: I.3: Dedications and eulogies, 1980-1996

This subseries contains material pertaining to official recognitions bestowed to Schapiro and eulogies either delivered by him to fellow friends and those given during Schapiro's funeral. This subseries is divided into the following categories to facilitate the retrieval of records: Sub-Subseries: I.3.1: Dedications, 1980-1996, Sub-Subseries: I.3.2: Eulogies, 1996.

Sub-Subseries: I.3.1: Dedications, 1980-1996

Articles and published works dedicated to Meyer Schapiro
Clippings, 1980-1990

Box 103
Folder 1
25th anniversary honor -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
Correspondence, invitations, and clippings,
1990
Box 103
Folder 2
Oral history (annotated transcript and notes),
1990
Box 103
Folder 3
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing -- The Brooklyn Museum
Correspondence, 1992-1994
Box 103
Folder 4
Press release and brochures,
1994
Box 103
Folder 5
Notes,
1994
Box 103
Folder 6
Articles and clippings,
1994
Box 103
Folder 7
The significance of Meyer Schapiro : a symposium in honor of his 90th birthday. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
1994 September 24
Programs and poster,
1994
Box 103
Folder 8
Annual benefit honoring Meyer Schapiro -- Yaddo (artist's colony)
Correspondence,
1995
Box 103
Folder 9
Untitled honor -- Coalition for the Homeless, New York
Correspondence and acceptance speech (typescript),
1996
Box 103
Folder 10

(Acceptance speech given by Benjamin Grosof)

Sub-Subseries: I.3.2: Eulogies, 1996

Eulogies given by Meyer Schapiro -- Annotated typescripts and clippings, 1960s-1990s
Box 103
Folder 11
Meyer Schapiro : eulogy / Wolf Kahn -- American Academy of Arts and Letters
Transcript, correspondence, and publication,
1996
Box 103
Folder 12
Meyer Schapiro memorial service
Eulogies (transcripts),
1996
Box 103
Folder 13

(includes those given by Marshal Berman, George Braziller, David Grosof, and Benjamin Grosof)

Visitors' book,
1996
Box 103
Folder 14
Meyer Schapiro memorial tribute
Eulogies (transcripts), program, and invitations,
1996
Box 103
Folder 15
Obituaries -- Articles and clippings,
1996
(3 Folders)
Box 103
Folder 16 to 18

Subseries: I.4: Exhibitions, , 1950, 1960-1989

While Schapiro is well known for his art historical scholarship, he also curated art exhibitions and exhibited art works he himself created. This subseries includes materials from an exhibit he co-curated alongside Clement Greenberg in 1950 at the Kootz Gallery titled "Talent 1950: 23 artists receive a showing under the sponsorship of Meyer Schapiro and Clement Greenberg." There is also substantial material relating to the exhibition "Meyer Schapiro: works of art, 1919-1970" held at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery which showcased Schapiro's own art work. Consult Series VIII: Works of art, 1920s-1980s, for a full listing of works of art held in this collection. Additionally, this subseries includes materials relating to exhibits were portraits of Schapiro were included, where works of art dedicated to him were exhibited, or where exhibitions in his honor were curated.

"Talent
1950
23 artists receive a showing under the sponsorship of Meyer Schapiro and Clement Greenberg" -- Kootz Gallery (New York, N.Y.) -- Announcements and flyers,
1950 April 25

Box 104
Folder 1
"Critic's choice" -- The American Federation of Arts -- Correspondence,
1960 February 29
Box 104
Folder 2

(Letter soliciting Schapiro to curate an exhibition)

"For Meyer Schapiro:a portfolio of twelve graphic works" -- Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum-- Correspondence and brochures,
1978
Box 104
Folder 3
Exhibitions dedicated to Meyer Schapiro -- Articles, clippings, and exhibition catalogs, 1984-2000
Box 104
Folder 4
"Romanesque sculpture of Moissac" -- Curatorial notes and clippings,
1985
Box 104
Folder 5

(Exhibition held at Columbia University's Low Rotunda featuring drawings from Schapiro's travel notebooks and photographs by David Finn. Published by George Braziller, Inc. in 1985)

"Exhibition of the founding faculty" -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture -- Invitations and notes,
1986
Box 104
Folder 6
"Malarei: Annalisse Hermes" -- Exhibition announcement, correspondence and transparency,
1986
--
Box 104
Folder 7

(Exhibition includes a portrait of Schapiro)

"Meyer Schapiro: works of art, 1919-1970" -- Wallach Art Gallery Exhibition
Invitations and exhibition catalogs,
1987
Box 104
Folder 8
Correspondence,
1987
Box 104
Folder 9
Visitors' book,
1987
Box 104
Folder 10
Articles and clippings,
1987
Box 104
Folder 11
Condition reports,
1987
(2 Folders)
Box 104
Folder 12 to 13
Slides,
1987
Box 104
Folder 14
"Field and frame: Meyer Schapiro's semiotics of painting" -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture -- Brochures and correspondence,
1989
Box 104
Folder 15

Subseries: I.5: Photographs, 1928-1990s

This subseries documents portrait photographs of Meyer Schapiro or those taken by him. This subseries is divided into two sub-subseries which reflects this arrangement. For photographs that were ordered, purchased, or collected for research purposes by Schapiro, consult Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.6: Reproductions. Photographs used or considered for use in publications are housed with their respective titles in Series IV: Writings, Subseries: IV.5: Publications.

Sub-Subseries: I.5.1: Portraits, 1928-1990s

The majority of this sub-subseries are photographs of Schapiro used for various publications and also includes photographs of his wife, Lillian Milgram Schapiro.

Graduation portrait of Lillian Milgram Schapiro,
1928

Box 105
Folder 1
Photograph of Meyer Schapiro,
1949
Box 105
Folder 2

(Image was used in an article for the publication Life

Photographs of Meyer and Lillian Milgram Schapiro,
1950s
Box 105
Folder 3
Photographs of Meyer Schapiro,
1960s
Box 105
Folder 4
Group portrait of fellows and staff of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,
1962 September 25
Box 105
Folder 5
Photographs of Meyer Schapiro,
1980s
Box 105
Folder 6

(Accompanied by a drawing of Schapiro by James Rosen)

Photographs of Meyer and Lillian Milgram Schapiro,
1990s
Box 105
Folder 7

Sub-Subseries: I.5.2: Travel photographs, 1927-1957

This sub-subseries contains photographs and negatives that document Schapiro's travels to Europe and the Near East from two trips taken in 1926 through 1927 and 1957. The 1926 trip was funded by the Carnegie Corporation to complete research on his doctoral dissertation relating to Romanesque sculpture. These photographs add a visual layer to the writings contained in his travel notebooks that are contained in Subseries: I.8. The images are chiefly composed of architecture and architectural details that Schapiro went overseas to study. While the positive prints are organized by country and city traveled, the negatives, with over 1,500 individual negatives, are unsorted due to the volume.

Egypt
General,
1927

Box 641
Folder 1

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints; black and white ; 4 x 6 inches

Aswan,
1927
Box 641
Folder 2

18 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Cairo,
1927
Box 641
Folder 3

42 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (35) and 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inches (7)

Dayr al-Bahri,
1927
Box 641
Folder 4

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (2) and 3 ½ x 5 ½ inches (2)

Karnak,
1927
Box 641
Folder 5

17 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (11) and 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inches (6)

Luxor,
1927
Box 641
Folder 6

18 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (11) and 5 ½ x 3 ¾ inches (7)

Mit Rahina,
1927
Box 641
Folder 7

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Philae,
1927
Box 641
Folder 8

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Saqqâra,
1927
Box 641
Folder 9

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Thebes,
1927
Box 641
Folder 10

29 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (27) and 3 ¼ x 5 3/8 inches (2)

England
General,
1957
Box 641
Folder 11

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches

Burford,
1957
Box 641
Folder 12

11 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches

Canterbury,
1957
Box 641
Folder 13

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches

Lincoln,
1957
Box 641
Folder 14

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches

France
General,
1927
Box 641
Folder 15

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

General,
1957
Box 641
Folder 16

16 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches

France
Abbeville,
1957

Box 642
Folder 1

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches

Aix-en-Provence,
1957
Box 642
Folder 2

15 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ¼ inches

Baux-de-Provence, Les,
1927
Box 642
Folder 3

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Beauvais,
1957
Box 642
Folder 4

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches

Chartres,
1957
Box 642
Folder 5

44 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¾ x 3 ½ inches (Bulk) (Accompanied by notes and a postcard)

Cluny,
1927
Box 642
Folder 6

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches

Codalet,
1927
Box 642
Folder 7

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Dijon, 1957
Box 642
Folder 8

8 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ¼ x 3 ½ inches

Léon,
1927
Box 642
Folder 9

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (3) and 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches (1)

Le Puy,
1957
Box 642
Folder 10

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ;6 7/8 x 4 ½ inches

Le Thoronet,
1957
Box 642
Folder 11

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ;6 7/8 x 4 ½ inches

Moissac and region,
1927
Box 642
Folder 12

59 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk) (Accompanied by hand drawn map of France)

Moissac and region,
1957
Box 642
Folder 13

17 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches

Narbonne,
1927
Box 642
Folder 14

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Pommevic,
1927
Box 642
Folder 15

6 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (4) and 5 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches (2)

Moustiers-Sainte Marie,
1957
Box 642
Folder 16

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 7 x 4 ½ inches

Nevers,
1957
Box 642
Folder 17

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 7 x 4 ½ inches

Nîmes,
1957
Box 642
Folder 18

25 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 5 ½ inches

France
Poitiers,
1957

Box 643
Folder 1

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches

Prades,
1927
Box 643
Folder 2

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches

Riez,
1957
Box 643
Folder 3

9 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 4 ½ x 7 ½ inches

Sens,
1957
Box 643
Folder 4

20 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches

Souillac,
1957
Box 643
Folder 5

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 4 ½ x 7 inches

Toulouse,
1927
Box 643
Folder 6

33 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)

Greece
General,
1927
Box 643
Folder 7

10 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Athens,
1927
Box 643
Folder 8

20 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Corinth,
1927
Box 643
Folder 9

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Dhafní,
1927
Box 643
Folder 10

10 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Elevsís,
1927
Box 643
Folder 11

14 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Epídhavros,
1927
Box 643
Folder 12

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Olympia,
1927
Box 643
Folder 13

8 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Tírins,
1927
Box 643
Folder 14

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Italy
Assisi,
1927
Box 643
Folder 15

6 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Bari,
1927
Box 643
Folder 16

6 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Bologna,
1927
Box 643
Folder 17

8 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Civate,
1930
Box 643
Folder 18

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 4 x 2 ½ inches

Florence,
1927
Box 643
Folder 19

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Italy
Milan,
1927

Box 644
Folder 1

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 4 x 2 ½ inches

Naples,
1927
Box 644
Folder 2

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Orvieto,
1927
Box 644
Folder 3

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Ostia Antica,
1927
Box 644
Folder 4

9 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 x 2 ½ inches

Parma,
1927
Box 644
Folder 5

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Perugia,
1927
Box 644
Folder 6

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Pisa,
1927
Box 644
Folder 7

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Pompeii,
1927
Box 644
Folder 8

12 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Ravenna,
1927
Box 644
Folder 9

11 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Rome,
1927
Box 644
Folder 10

38 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 1/2 x 2 ½ inches

Siena,
1927
Box 644
Folder 11

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Turin,
1927
Box 644
Folder 12

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Verona,
1927
Box 644
Folder 13

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Jordan
Amman,
1927
Box 644
Folder 14

77 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)

As-Salt,
1927
Box 644
Folder 15

3 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Lebanon
Ba'labakk,
1927

Box 645
Folder 1

15 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Beirut,
1927
Box 645
Folder 2

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Ra's Ba'labakk,
1927
Box 645
Folder 3

2 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Palestine
Bethlehem,
1927
Box 645
Folder 4

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Jerusalem,
1927
Box 645
Folder 5

82 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Kefar Nahum
Box 645
Folder 6

7 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Spain
Burgos,
1927
[?]
Box 645
Folder 7

12 photographs : gelatin silver prints, black and white ; 5 x 6 ½ inches (bulk) (Photographs are assembled in a handmade card)

Gerona,
1927
Box 645
Folder 8

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Huesca,
1927
Box 645
Folder 9

19 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)

Santo Domingo de Silos,
1927
Box 645
Folder 10

5 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Syria
Damascus,
1927
Box 645
Folder 11

34 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Salahiyeh,
1927
Box 645
Folder 12

4 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Turkey
Istanbul,
1927
Box 645
Folder 13 to 14

105 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (bulk)

Izmir,
1927
Box 645
Folder 15

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; black and white ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Negatives
General-- Unsorted,
1926-1927

Box 646
Photograph Box 1

261 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

General-- Unsorted
1926-1927
Box 646
Photograph Box 2

250 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

General-- Unsorted,
1926-1927

Box 672
Photograph Box 1

250 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

General--Unsorted,
1926-1927
Box 672
Photograph Box 2

262 photographs : gelatin silver negatives ; 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches

Europe
Architecture, circa 1926-1947

Box 647
Folder 1

3 gelatin silver negative strips

Architecture and sculpture, Gothic, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 2

5 gelatin silver negative strips

France
Aix-en-Provence, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 3

6 gelatin silver negative strips

Albi, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 4

3 gelatin silver negative strips

Beauvais, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 5

5 gelatin silver negative strips

Chartres, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 6

8 gelatin silver negative strips

Moissac and region, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 7

3 gelatin silver negative strips

Nîmes, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 8

4 gelatin silver negative strips

Périgny, 1947 April-June
Box 647
Folder 9

13 gelatin silver negative strips

Poitiers, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 10

1 gelatin silver negative strip

Sens, circa 1926-1947
Box 647
Folder 11

3 gelatin silver negative strips

Subseries: I.6: Private Collection, 1961-1998

Files in Subseries: I.6 document the management and administration of Meyer and Lillian Milgram Schapiro’s private art collection, including lists, notes, appraisals, condition reports, exhibition loan agreements, and gifts given to assorted art and cultural institutions.

Works of art in private collection. -- Notes and lists,
1960s
(2 Folders)

Box 106
Folder 1 to 2
Loan forms, 1961-1999
Box 106
Folder 3
Inventory of furnishings at Rawsonville home -- Sketchbook, 1972-1988
Box 106
Folder 4
Inventory of works of art at Vermont home. -- Lists, 1994-1996
Box 106
Folder 5
Gifts relating to correspondence -- Lists and notes,
1994
Box 106
Folder 6
Gifts to assorted institutions. -- Correspondence, 1963-1967
Box 106
Folder 7
Gifts to the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Correspondence and receipts, 1968-1983
Box 106
Folder 8
Gifts to the Rudolf Wittkower Fellowship Fund -- Correspondence, catalogs, and receipts,
1973
Box 106
Folder 9
Gifts to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture -- Correspondence and clippings, 1973-1979
Box 106
Folder 10
Gifs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Correspondence, appraisals, and forms, 1976-1998
Box 106
Folder 11
Gifts to Columbia University, Avery Library-- Lists, notes, and correspondence,
1980s

Box 654
Folder 1
Gifts to Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library-- Correspondence, appraisals, and lists, 1979-2002
Box 654
Folder 2
Gifts to the Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) -- Correspondence, lists, and receipts, 1979-1996
Box 654
Folder 3
Bequests -- Lists and notes, 1980s-1990s
Box 654
Folder 4
Gifts to Columbia University -- Articles, 1981-1989
Box 654
Folder 5
Gifts to the Archives of American Art -- Correspondence,
1984
Box 654
Folder 6

(Accompanied by photocopies of Forest Clemenger Bess letters)

Subseries: I.7: School Records, 1919-1929

Material in subseries I.7 includes Schapiro's earliest records in the collection, a 1919 student newsletter he edited for the Latin club at Boys High school Brooklyn. The bulk of this subseries, however, is focused on Schapiro's college days at Columbia University. This includes his student notes of college courses, notes and typescripts for his 1926 master's thesis ("The sculptures of Moissac"), and, finally, material focused on his doctoral dissertation which was completed in 1929 ("The Romanesque sculpture of Moissac"). Schapiro was one of the three first recipients to be awarded a masters degree in fine arts at Columbia University and his doctoral dissertation was the first in fine arts and archeology at the university. For further materials relating to Schapiro’s doctoral dissertation, also consult Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.5 under the subject term Saint-Pierre (Abbey : Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France).

"Forum latinum : Boys High school Brooklyn" -- Student newsletter,
1919 December 24

Box 107
Folder 1

(Schapiro served as editor)

Fine Arts 182: Spanish Art, Professor Professor Ernest T. DeWald -- Lecture Notes, Spring
1925
Box 107
Folder 2
Lecture notes from university classes attended-- 1 notebook, 1924-1926
Box 107
Book Box 3

(Includes notes from the following classes followed by instructor: Medieval Art, Ernest T. DeWald ; Medieval Architecture, Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin ; Renaissance Architecture, William Bell Dinsmoor, Sr. ; and Roman and Early Christian Art, Steuben Butler Murray, Jr.)

Course notes -- Holograph papers, 1924-1926
Box 107
Folder 4
Reproduction requests, 1924-1926
Box 107
Folder 5
Notes from Paul Pelliot lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
1928 November 10
Box 107
Folder 6
Examinations,
1928
Box 107
Folder 7

(Examinations from university classes relating to art and architecture)

Library cards, 1930-1931
Box 107
Folder 8
Class of
1924
Columbia College 40th anniversary reunion -- Pamphlet,
1964
Box 107
Folder 9
Class of
1924
Columbia College: 65th reunion -- Directory,
1989
Box 107
Folder 10
"The sculptures of Moissac" -- Masters thesis
Annotated typescript,
1926 March

Box 655
Folder 1
Research notes,
1926
Box 655
Folder 2
Research file,
1926
Box 655
Folder 3
"The sculptures of Moissac" -- Masters thesis
Reproductions -- Moissac,
1926

Box 639
Photograph Box 1

133 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 x 7 inches (bulk)

Reproductions -- Moissac,
1926
Box 639
Photograph Box 2

158 photographs : gelatin silver prints; black and white ; 5 x 7 inches (bulk)

"The sculptures of Moissac" -- Masters thesis
Reproductions -- Toulouse,
1926

Box 640
Photograph Box 1

120 photographs : gelatin silver prints ; black and white ; 5 x 7 inches (bulk)

"The Romanesque sculpture of Moissac" -- Doctoral Dissertation
Annotated typescript,
1929

Box 108
Folder 1

(Part I of dissertation. Accompanied by editorial notes from 1986)

Annotated typescript,
1929
Box 108
Folder 2

(Part II and chronology of dissertation. Accompanied by editorial notes from 1986)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 3

(Includes pages 43-122 relating to capitals)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 4

(Carbon copy of pages 62-71)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 5

(Excerpts from Part I, pages 125-177, relating to tympanum)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 6

(Pages 172-202)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 7

(Pages 192-193, 203-221)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 8

(Pages257-271)

Drafts and notes,
1929
Box 108
Folder 9

(Pages 322-376)

Drafts and notes,
1929
(2 Folders)
Box 108
Folder 10 to 11
Correspondence,
1935 December 20
Box 108
Folder 12

Subseries: I.8: Travel notebooks, 1926-1990s

In 1926, Schapiro received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to research his doctoral dissertation on Romanesque sculpture. That trip, which lasted 15 months, provided Schapiro with first hand visual experience with architectural works he had only known through reproductions and texts. This subseries includes his complete travel notebooks and is organized by country and/or city.

Since these travel notebooks were compiled by Schapiro by region traveled, they are occasionally not individual, discrete notebooks and are therefore described by leave count and dimensions. In the event where an actual notebook is intact, it will be described as such. Consult Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.5: Research notes under the appropriate subject heading for other drawings and notes created during Schapiro’s travels. Also consult Subseries: I.5: Photographs, Sub-Subseries: I.5.2: Travel photographs for photographs taken during his 1926 trip and that complement the notebooks in this subseries.

The 2007 publication Meyer Schapiro abroad: letters to Lillian and travel notebooks reproduced several sheets of Schapiro's travel notebooks from the years 1926 through 1927. Items in that publication reproduced material in this subseries and also items from Series V: Research files, Subseries: V.5: Research notes, especially for notes relating to illuminated manuscripts.

In the 1980s and 1990s, several leaves were detached and placed on mats, these are also arranged by country and/or city.

This subseries is arranged as follows: Sub-Subseries I.8.1: Notebooks, 1926-1974, Sub-Subseries I.8.2: Detached leaves and tourist maps, 1927-1947.

Sub-Subseries I.8.1: Notebooks, 1926-1974

Toulouse (France) and region, 1926-1927

Box 634
Book Box 1

165 leaves, 8 x 5 ½ inches (bulk) (Includes material from 1930-1931 and material relating to the Saint Pierre Abbey in Moissac, France)

Poitiers (France),
1926 November
and Dijon (France), 1927 January 22-29
Box 634
Book Box 2

17 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches (bulk)(Includes material from the following locations: Dijon ; Beaune ; Lyons ; Vienne ; Orange ; Avignon ; Arles ; and Genova)

Moissac (France) and Toulouse (France), 1926-1931
Box 634
Book Box 3

150 card files, 4 x 6 inches ; 40 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches (bulk)(An inscription indicates that the small pages (index cards) date from 1931 and the large pages (leaves) date from 1926)

France, Southwest,
1926
Box 634
Book Box 4

60 leaves, 8 x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)

France, Romanesque architecture and sculpture, 1926-1931
Box 634
Book Box 5

47 leaves, 8 x 5 inches (bulk) (Includes material from Italy, Belgium, and England)

Greece, Paris (France), Ghent (Belgium), and Berlin (Germany), 1926-1931
Box 634
Book Box 6

36 leaves, 7 x 5 inches (bulk)

France, Southern,
1926

Box 635
Book Box 1

41 leaves, 7 ¾ x 5 inches (bulk) (Notes are chiefly relating to architectural illustrations attached to an A.K. (Arthur Kingsley) Porter publication. Notes also contain a draft letter to Jules Momméja)

Normandy (France): Amiens, Caen, and Bayeux,
1926
Box 635
Book Box 2

1 notebook, 8 ¼ x 5 1/8 inches (Includes notes reflections on A.K (Arthur Kingsley) Porter )

Moissac (France), 1926-1930
Box 635
Book Box 3

202 leaves, 8 3/16 x 5 ½ inches (bulk) (Schapiro referred to this notebook as "Moissac and Comparisons." For individual leaves placed in mats, refer to Box)

Catalonia (Spain),
1927
Box 635
Book Box 4

39 leaves, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (bulk)

Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Toledo (Spain), Madrid (Spain), and Burgos (Spain),
1927 August
Box 635
Book Box 5

1 notebook, 8 x 5 ¾ inches ; 64 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 inches (bulk)

Aragon (Spain), Navarra (Spain), Segovia (Spain), Ávila (Spain), Castile (Spain), and Galicia (Spain),
1927
Box 635
Book Box 6

71 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 7/8 inches (bulk)

Rome (Italy) and Bari (Italy),
1927 May

Box 636
Book Box 1

2 notebooks, 7 ½ x 4 inches

Florence (Italy) and Ravenna (Italy), circa
1927
Box 636
Book Box 2

1 notebook, 7 ½ x 5 3/8 inches

Venice (Italy), Verona (Italy), Bologna (Italy), Padua (Italy), Ravenna (Italy), Milan (Italy),
1927
Box 636
Book Box 3

1 notebook, 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches

Vienna (Austria),
1927
Box 636
Book Box 4

1 notebook, 6 3/8 x 3 7/8 (inches)

Greece and Egypt, 1926-1927
Box 636
Book Box 5

19 leaves, 7 x 5 ¼ (bulk)(Accompanied by correspondence)

Damascus (Syria), Ba'labakk (Lebanon), and Beirut (Lebanon),
1927
-
Box 636
Book Box 6

35 leaves, 5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches (bulk)

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey,
1927
Box 636
Book Box 7

100 leaves, 7 ½ x 4 7/8 inches (bulk)

Bibliothèque nationale de France,
1931

Box 637
Book Box 1

1 notebook, 8 ¼ x 5 1/8 inches

France,
1926
Box 637
Book Box 2

318 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 inches (bulk); board covers: 8 ¾ x 5 ¼ x 1 ¾ (Leaves are housed in a book stripped of pages)

England,
1957
; France,
1957
; Brasília (Brazil),
1960s
; Japan, 1966-1967 ; Holland,
1957
; Israel,
1961
; Paris (France),
1974 May
Box 637
Book Box 3

1 notebook, 5 ¾ x 4 inches ; 185 leaves, 5 x 4 inches (bulk)

Europe,
1954
Box 637
Book Box 4

1 notebook, 6 x 4 inches

Istanbul (Turkey), Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and France,
1961
Box 637
Book Box 4

1 notebook, 5 ¼ x 3 ½ inches

Jerusalem (Israel) and Paris (France),
1974
Box 637
Book Box 4

1 notebook, 4 ½ x 2 7/8 inches

Administrative records, 1980s-1990s
Box 637
Folder 5

Sub-Subseries I.8.2: Detached leaves and tourist maps, 1927-1947

France,
1927

Box 638
Folder 1

20 leaves, 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)

Bibliothèque nationale de France, circa
1927
Box 638
Folder 2

12 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 5/16 inches (bulk)

Cahors (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 3

6 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)

Autun (France) and Charleville (France),
1926-1927
Box 638
Folder 4

7 leaves, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (bulk)

Europe,
1926
-1957
Box 638
Folder 5

23 leaves, variable dimensions (Chiefly landscapes and church interiors)

Lescure-d'Albigeois (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 6

7 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 7/16 inches (bulk)

Le Mans (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 7

1 leaf, 7 ¾ x 5 inches

Lyon (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 8

1 leaf, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches

Moissac (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 9 to 10

leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (leaf); 11 ½ x 9 inches (mat)(In 1985 Iinvidual leaves from the travel notebook in Box 635, enclosure 3 were placed in mats for the Columbia University exhibition "Romanesque sculpture of Moissac." See Box 104, Folder 3 for materials relating to this exhibition. Material relates chiefly to Saint-Pierre (Abbey : Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France), see below for further detached leaves on this structure)

Nantes (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 11

2 leaves, 7 ¾ x 5 inches

Palestine,
1926
Box 638
Folder 12

1 sheet, 8 1/8 x 5 ¼ inches (Accompanied by a note from 1980)

Pommevic (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 13

7 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)

Rodez (France),
1927
Box 638
Folder 14

2 leaves, 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches

Saint-Pierre (Abbey : Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France)
General,
1927
Box 638
Folder 15

11 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)

Tower, narthex, and porch,
1927
Box 638
Folder 16

39 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)

East gallery capitals,
1927
Box 638
Folder 17

26 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)

West gallery capitals,
1927
Box 638
Folder 18

12 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)

North and south gallery capitals,
1927
Box 638
Folder 19

17 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)

Pier reliefs,
1927
Box 638
Folder 20

14 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 inches (bulk)

Porch,
1927
Box 638
Folder 21

9 leaves, 8 ¼ x 6 3/8 inches (bulk)

Trumeaux,
1927
Box 638
Folder 22

leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches (bulk)

Santiago de Compostela (Spain),
1927
Box 638
Folder 23

34 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 inches (bulk)

Spain,
1927
Box 638
Folder 24

32 leaves, 7 5/8 x 5 inches (bulk)

Tourist maps, 1927-1947
Box 638
Folder 25

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