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Boston Public Library Arts Department collection of John Singer Sargent clippings and other ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: MS.SC.0001
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings and other ephemera outlining Sargent's work and exhibitions. Topics include murals at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Harvard Widener Library, portraiture, religious imagery, Boston Public Library murals, and biographical information.
Dates: 1896 - 1939

Trustees of the Boston Public Library Records: McKim Building Art and Architecture Records

 Collection — Container: MS Bos Li
Call Number: MS Bos Li
Scope and Contents Although plans for a permanent library building for the City of Boston began in the mid- nineteenth century, it was not until 1888, when Samuel Abbott, the President of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, accepted the architectural plans by the New York firm McKim, Mead & White, did the project come to fruition. This collection documents the Trustees approval of  the design submitted by Charles Follen McKim, the meeting between Charles Follen McKim, Stanford White and Augustus...
Dates: 1859-1965; Majority of material found in 1888-1895