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- DeWald, Ernest T. (Ernest Theodore), 1891-1968
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Ernest Theodore DeWald Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 10 boxes and 3.6 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-10
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
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.
- 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.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory added by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Other Finding Aids:
A box and folder list (5 pp.) is available in the Dept.
- Credit this material:
Ernest Theodore DeWald Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Art treasures in war -- 20th century.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
- Genre Terms:
- Art historians -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Correspondence -- 20th century.
Diaries -- 20th century.
Museum directors -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Photographs -- 20th century.
- Princeton university art museum
Princeton University. Dept. of Art and Archeology.
Duccio, di Buoninsegna, -1319?
- France -- Description and travel.
Italy -- Description and travel.