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Creator:
DeWald, Ernest T.‏ (Ernest Theodore),‏ 1891-1968‏
Title:
Ernest Theodore DeWald Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/qj72p718n
Dates:
1916-1968
Size:
10 boxes and 3.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-10
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of papers of Ernest Theodore DeWald (Princeton Class of 1916), professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology specializing in medieval Italian art and director (1946-1960) of the Princeton Art Museum.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of works, correspondence, documents, diaries, photographs, notes, and printed matter of DeWald (Princeton Class of 1916), professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology specializing in medieval Italian art and director (1946-1960) of the Princeton Art Museum. The collection contains his lecture notes and articles on Byzantine art, early Italian painting including Duccio's "Maesta," and German art. There is both professional and family correspondence, including letters regarding his book Italian Painting, 1200-1600 (1961), as well as diaries of travel to Italy and France in 1931, 1939, 1945, 1952, 1956, and 1965-1966. Included are personal photographs of family and friends, photographs of art reproductions, sculptures, and stained glass, negatives of the Hamilton Psalter and Psalterium Aureum, and photocopies of Greek and Latin manuscripts. The collection contains reports, correspondence, lists, and photographs regarding the years (1944-1966) DeWald spent as director (1946-1960) of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Subcommission of the Allied Commission in Italy during and after World War II. The collection reflects his work in locating and returning large numbers of paintings and sculpture carried off by Hitler's forces to Austria. Also included are DeWald's army papers, such as citations, assignments, and appointments, and American and international decorations, medals, and honors.

Arrangement

Unprocessed.

Collection Creator Biography:

DeWald, Ernest T.‏ (Ernest Theodore),‏ 1891-1968‏

Ernest Theodore DeWald (Princeton Class of 1916) was a professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology specializing in medieval Italian art, and he served as director (1946-1960) of the Princeton Art Museum.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Ernest Theodore DeWald Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/qj72p718n
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-10