Finding aid created by: --
Date: Oct 1966
|30 May 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|18 Jun 2012||LCSH updates (MRC)|
|5 Dec 2016||rehoused, inventory cleanup (MS)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Giles, Howard, 1876-1955.|
|Title:||Howard Giles Papers|
|Quantity:||2.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American painter, lithographer. Correspondence, 1918-1957; exhibition catalogs, photographs, published material by and about Giles; and sketches and watercolors by Giles.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Howard Giles (1876-1955) was an American painter, illustrator, and teacher. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he studied at the Art Students' League and with Jay Hambidge, whose theory of "dynamic symmetry" influenced Giles' work. In 1912 he began teaching at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, and later was appointed Dean of the Art Department at the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, retiring as Dean Emeritus. Giles is represented in the permanent collections of major museums and in private collections.
The Howard Giles Papers include biographical material, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, published material, sketches, and watercolors.
Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing. Subject files includes manuscripts, medals, photographs, and published material. Manuscripts includes manuscripts about Mr. Giles, essays, letters on art, notes, manuscripts of others, sketches, watercolors of Giles' work, and a portfolio of students' work. Published material includes magazine articles, books, illustrations, newspaper clippings, and reproductions.
Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author, outgoing chronologically. Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Published material is arranged alphabetically by type.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has made a concerted effort over the years to ensure that its manuscript and rare books holdings complement each other. As a result, many of our manuscript collections are supported by books, pamphlets, serials and other items which are cataloged in the Rare Books Collection. Please be sure to search the Classic Catalog for these related materials.
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936.
Giles, Howard, 1876-1955.
Gropper, William, 1897-1997.
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924.
Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955.
Henri, Robert, 1965-1929.
Phillips, W. S. (Walter Shelley), 1867-1940.
Roerich, Nicholas, 1874-1947.
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Lithographers -- United States.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Paintings (visual works)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Howard Giles Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Sketches undated|
|Box 1||Watercolor studies undated (24 items)|
|Box 1||Watercolors 1936, undated (30 items)|
|Oversize 1||Watercolors (oversize) 1927-1930, 1932-1933, 1937 (60 pieces)|
|Box 1||By others 1921, 1930-1932, 1936|
|Oversize 2||Portfolio of students' work in leather portfolio 1934 (28 items)|
|Box 1||A-B 1921-1923|
|Box 1||Art Institute of Chicago 1918, 1921, 1923-1924|
|Box 1||Artists' Galleries 1923|
|Box 1||Blashfield, Edwin Howland 1922|
|Box 1||Brooklyn Museum 1923|
|Box 1||Carnegie Institute 1921-1924|
|Box 1||City Art Museum 1923-1924|
|Box 1||Cleveland Art Museum 1923|
|Box 1||Corcoran Gallery of Art 1923|
|Box 1||D-H 1927, 1929, undated|
|Box 1||Detroit Institute of Arts 1923-1924, 1929|
|Box 1||Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego 1926, 1927|
|Box 1||Fogg Art Museum (Harvard Univ.) 1927, 1929|
|Box 1||Gropper, William circa 1920|
|Box 1||Hambidge, Jay 1920-1923|
|Box 1||Hampden, Walter undated|
|Box 1||Henri, Robert 1921, 1924|
|Box 1||K-R 1924, 1928-1929, 1936, 1938|
|Box 1||Museum of Fine Arts 1926|
|Box 1||Nat'l Academy of Design 1929|
|Box 1||Phillips, W.S. undated|
|Box 1||Ramsey, C.F. 1922|
|Box 1||Rockefeller, Abby 1927|
|Box 1||Roerich, Nicholas 1929, 1931, 1934|
|Box 1||Ross, Denman W. 1923, 1925, 1927, 1929-1930|
|Box 1||S-Y, Unidentifiable 1920, 1921, 1925-1926, 1929, 1936|
|Box 1||General 1923-1925, 1927, 1935, undated|
|Correspondence of others|
|Box 1||Giles, Mrs. Howard (wife) 1955, 1957|
|Box 1||Awards 1923, 1926, 1935|
|Box 1||Bessemer, Auriel undated|
|Box 1||Carter, Evelyn 1925, 1938, 1941, 1957|
|Box 1||Color charts 1925, 1928|
|Box 2||Da Vinci, Leonardo 1931|
|Box 2||Exhibitions 1897, 1914, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1936-1938, 1957|
|Box 2||Hambidge, Jay and Dynamic Symmetry 1919, 1923-1924, 1929|
|Box 2||Medals 1918, 1921, 1926, 1932-1933 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Membership Certificate 1953|
|Oversize 2||Self and Family 1933, undated|
|Box 2||Travel 1916, undated|
|Oversize 2||Works 1926, 1932, 1945|
|Box 2||Programs 1958, undated|
|Quotations from others|
|Box 2||Ross, Denman W. 1929|
|Box 2||Various Authors 1925, 1947|
|Box 2||About Giles by others 1933, 1935, 1958, undated|
|Box 2||Essays by Giles 1921, undated|
|Box 3||Letters on art 1951, undated|
|Box 3||Notes 1950, undated|
|Box 4||About Giles 1929-1931, 1936, 1945, undated|
|Box 4||By Giles 1921, 1930-1931|
|Box 4||By and about others 1920, 1930-1933, 1935-1936|
|The Salmagundi Club by W. H. Shelton, with 1 illustration by Giles 1918|
|See the Classic Catalog for this item.|
|Sketching from Nature, T. Rowbitham 1878|
|Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please seethe Classic Catalog to locate this item.|
|Magazine illustrations by Giles|
|Box 4||Scribner's August, 1913|
|Box 4||Scribner's November, 1913|
|Box 4||Scribner's December, 1913|
|Box 4||About Giles 1922-1924, 1926, 1929, 1932, 1936-1937, undated|
|Box 4||By Giles 1921, undated|
|Box 4||By and about others 1923, 1925, 1928, 1931-1932, 1935-1936, 1947|
|Box 4||Works by Giles 1923, 1937 - includes issue of Everyday Art, vol. 1 no. 5|
|Box 4||Works of others undated|