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Title
David E. Finley papers
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Beale, Marie Oge, 1880-1956--Correspondence.
Biddle, George, 1885-1973--Correspondence.
Biddle, James, 1929-2005--Correspondence.
Bullock, Helen Duprey, 1904-1995--Correspondence.
Cairns, Huntington, 1904-1985--Correspondence.
Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973--Correspondence.
Conger, Clement E.--Correspondence.
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948--Correspondence.
Couzens, James, 1872-1936.
Dale, Chester, 1883-1962--Art collections.
Dale, Chester, 1883-1962--Correspondence.
Douglas, Lewis W. (Lewis Williams), 1894-1974--Correspondence.
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969--Correspondence.
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953--Correspondence.
Garbisch, Edgar William--Correspondence.
Gray, Gordon, 1909-1982--Correspondence.
Green, Theodore Francis, 1867-1966--Correspondence.
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998--Correspondence.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964--Correspondence.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Correspondence.
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996--Correspondence.
Kress, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1863-1955--Art collections.
Kress, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1863-1955--Correspondence.
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979--Correspondence.
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966--Correspondence.
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937--Art collections.
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937--Correspondence.
Mellon, Paul--Correspondence.
Mellon, Richard K. (Richard King), 1899-1970--Correspondence.
Nagel, Charles, 1849-1940--Correspondence.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994--Correspondence.
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966--Correspondence.
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001--Correspondence.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962--Correspondence.
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979--Correspondence.
Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946--Correspondence.
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957--Correspondence.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972--Correspondence.
Walker, John, 1906-1995--Correspondence.
Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943--Art collections.
Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943--Correspondence.
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009--Correspondence.
Finley family.
United States. Commission of Fine Arts.
United States. Department of the Treasury.
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Decatur House (Washington, D.C.)
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States.
People-to-People (Organization)
Unesco.
Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.)
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Art.
Art--Washington (D.C.)
Art museums--Washington (D.C.)
Arts--United States.
Debts, Public--United States.
Embassy buildings--United States.
Historic preservation--United States.
Taxation--United States.
World War, 1914-1918--Finance.
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war.
United States--Economic policy--20th century.
Lawyers.
Museum directors.
Language
English
Collection material in English
Identified By
Lccn: mm81057414
Summary
Correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, financial records, family papers, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Finley's duties as special assistant to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon, his role in the founding and as director of the National Gallery of Art, and his activities with artistic and cultural organizations including the National Portrait Gallery, National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, the People-to-People program, and the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts. Subjects include the participation of the National Gallery of Art in the art program of Unesco; construction of the gallery building; installation of Mellon's art collection; acquisition of other artworks and of collections such as those of Chester Dale, Samuel H. Kress, and Joseph E. Widener; and gallery activities during World War II. Other subjects include the architectural development of Washington, D.C.; furnishing of the White House; preservation and restoration of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Decatur House (Washington, D.C.), and the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Mass.; and donation of American paintings, sculpture, and prints to American embassies.
Subject files relating to the U.S. Treasury Department consist chiefly of letters sent, written primarily by Finley, and received by Andrew Mellon. Subjects include government debts resulting from World War I and the controversy between Mellon and U.S. Senator James Couzens over a tax reduction plan.
Correspondents include Marie Oge Beale, George Biddle, James Biddle, Helen Duprey Bullock, Huntington Cairns, Leonard Carmichael, Clement E. Conger, Royal Cortissoz, Chester Dale, Lewis W. Douglas, Harry Francis Du Pont, James Earle Fraser, Edgar William Garbisch, Gordon Gray, Theodore Francis Green, Walker Kirtland Hancock, Herbert Hoover, Lady Bird Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Lincoln Kirstein, Samuel H. Kress, W.S. Lewis, Paul Manship, Andrew W. Mellon, Paul Mellon, Richard K. Mellon, Charles Nagel, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Duncan Phillips, S. Dillon Ripley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Harlan Fiske Stone, Francis Henry Taylor, Harry S. Truman, John Walker, Joseph E. Widener, and Andrew Wyeth.
Authorized Access Point
Finley, David E. (David Edward) David E. Finley papers, 1921-1977