Guide to the Papers of Robert McGrath, 1965 - 1992Manuscript MS-1009

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Robert McGrath, 1965 - 1992

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1009

Collection Dates:

1965 - 1992

Size of Collection:

1 box (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Robert L. McGrath, b. 1935, professor of Art History at Dartmouth College. Consist of research materials for his book "The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire."

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Robert L. McGrath contain research for his book "The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire," and include photographs, negatives and slides of works by 19th century American landscapes artists. Artists covered include Paul Sample, Edward Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Georges Loring Brown and Edward Hill. Photocopies of articles, catalogues, exhibition notes and some correspondence is also included.

Biography

Robert L. McGrath, b.1935. Professor Emeritus of Art History at Dartmouth. McGrath graduated from Middlebury College in 1959 and from Princeton University with an MFA in 1962. The following year he received his Ph.D. from Princeton after which he became an instructor in the art department at Dartmouth College. In 1965, he was promoted to assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1969, and a full professor in 1975. During his time at Dartmouth, McGrath taught classes in the Renaissance and on medieval European art, as well as American art. Among his many publications is 'Early Vermont Wall Painting, 1790-1850," which was published in 1972. Other publications include "Gods in Granite: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire" and "Art and American Conservation Movement" both published in 2001. McGrath also curated an exhibition on the centennial of the Adirondack State Park entitled "A Wild Sort go Beauty: Public Places and Private Visions."

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1965-1992

Contains research materials for McGrath's book "The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire," including photographs, negatives, slides and photocopies of paintings and sketches depicting New England landscapes, primarily White Mountains, Franconia Notch in New Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts, Oxbow and the Connecticut River near Northampton, Vermont. Some of the artists covered included Paul Sample, Edward Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Georges Loring Brown and Edward Hill. Correspondence with galleries and museums pertaining to the exhibition and acquisition of the photographs, as well as photocopies of articles and magazines, catalogues and notes by McGrath are also included.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

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