收集指南

1884-2007; bulk: 1902-1930

Guide to the Collection

Restrictions on Access

奥利弗·W. 拉金 family papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least two business days in advance via Portal1791. 研究人员 needing more than six items from offsite storage should provide additional advance notice. If you have questions about requesting materials from offsite storage, please contact the reference desk at 617-646-0532 or reference@courtesytourstlucia.com.


收集汇总

摘要

This collection consists of the personal and family papers of art historian, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author 奥利弗·Waterman 拉金 (1896-1970), originally from Georgetown, Massachusetts, and family members, primarily his wife Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金, his aunt Bertha Mabel 拉金, and his son Peter Sydney 拉金.

Biographical Sketches

注意: The individuals most heavily represented in the collection are highlighted in bold.

奥利弗·Waterman 拉金 (1896-1970) was an art historian, teacher, and author, originally from Georgetown, Massachusetts. His father was Charles Ernest 拉金 (1872-1952), an antique dealer, and his mother was Kate Mary (Waterman) 拉金. 奥利弗也有 a close relationship with his aunt Bertha Mabel 拉金 (1868-1935), a Georgetown schoolteacher.

奥利弗·W. 拉金 graduated from Harvard College with the 1918届毕业生 and served as a private in the 73rd Infantry, 公司 K, during World War I. He was a conscientious objector and worked in the Medical Detachment. After the war, he earned a Master of Arts degree from Harvard and, in 1925, married Ruth Lily McIntire, the daughter of Rose Margaret (Zepfler) McIntire. 奥利佛和 Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金 had one son, Peter Sydney 拉金. 奥利弗 was a long-time art professor at Smith College and also taught at Iowa State University from 1925 to 1926. He wrote for many publications, and his book 艺术与生活 在美国 won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1950, the first art history book to do so. 他还 wrote two other books: 塞缪尔·F. B. 莫尔斯和美国 民主的艺术 (1954)和 Daumier: Man of His Time (1966).

Peter Sydney 拉金 (1926-2019), the son of 奥利佛和 Ruth (McIntire) 拉金, was a scenic and production designer for Broadway plays and movies. 他赢了 four Tony awards for Best Scenic Design, for 水精 (1954), The Teahouse of the August Moon (1954), 继承风 (1956)和 No Time for Sergeants (1956)和 was nominated six additional times. He married twice, first to actor Mary Ann Reeve and second to painter Racelle Strick.

Collection Description

This collection consists of the personal and family papers of art historian, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author 奥利弗·Waterman 拉金 (1896-1970), originally from Georgetown, Massachusetts, and family members, primarily his wife Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金, his aunt Bertha Mabel 拉金, and his son Peter Sydney 拉金. Family correspondence includes letters 奥利弗 wrote to Ruth and Bertha while he served as a private in the 73rd Infantry, 公司 K, at Fort Devens during World War I, 1918-1919. Letters discuss his identification as a conscientious objector, efforts to get transferred to a non-combat role, work assisting the surgeon in the Medical Detachment, and the influenza epidemic. Many letters include 草图. 还包括 later letters to Peter Sydney 拉金 about his career as a Broadway stage designer and about the death and estate of Alice (拉金) Toulmin, as well as some correspondence of Ruth's mother Rose Margaret (Zepfler) McIntire and 奥利弗's father Charles Ernest 拉金.

这个收藏也 contains a number of volumes kept by 奥利弗, Ruth, and Bertha 拉金, including diaries, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, notebooks, poems, and plays. 奥利弗的卷 include a combination sketchbook, diary, and scrapbook; two other diaries, 1913-1916; copies of two published plays he illustrated by hand; a European notebook; and a volume of 圣诞卡片 apparently designed by him. Papers related to his education at Harvard include a botany lab notebook with drawings of experiments, his diploma (1918届毕业生), and his certificate of election to Phi Beta Kappa. 这个收藏也 contains original poems, plays, and notes by 拉金.

Papers of Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金 include three volumes she kept as a child--an embroidery practice book, a geography notebook, and a book of illustrated original poems--as well as a European travel diary, 1930, and a recipe book. Bertha Mabel 拉金 volumes consist of an autograph book with the signature of Henry Nathan Longfellow and other Georgetown High School classmates; a sketchbook; a diary, 1914-1917; and her unfinished memoirs. 这个收藏也 contains a 拉金 family genealogy apparently compiled by Charles Ernest 拉金, loose biographical material about Thomas 奥利弗 拉金, and a scrapbook of clippings and loose clippings related to Philip Leslie Hale and other artists and performers.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Wesley and Marla Strick, January 2024.

Restrictions on Access

奥利弗·W. 拉金 family papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least two business days in advance via Portal1791. 研究人员 needing more than six items from offsite storage should provide additional advance notice. If you have questions about requesting materials from offsite storage, please contact the reference desk at 617-646-0532 or reference@courtesytourstlucia.com.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. 信件, 1896-1971

Arranged chronologically.

The bulk of this series consists of correspondence between 拉金 family members, primarily letters between 奥利弗·Waterman 拉金 and Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金; letters from 奥利弗 to his aunt Bertha Mabel 拉金; and letters to Peter Sydney 拉金. Also included is some correspondence of Rose Margaret (Zepfler) McIntire and Charles Ernest 拉金. 一个重要的 number of the letters are 未标明日期的 and filed at the end.

Correspondence sent in 1918 and 1919 consists of many letters from 奥利弗 to Ruth and Bertha during his World War I service at Fort Devens with the 73rd Infantry, 公司 K. 奥利弗 describes daily life at Fort Devens, fellow soldiers, and drilling, etc.; his religious beliefs, identification as a conscientious objector, interrogation, and successful efforts to get transferred to a non-combat role; his work assisting the surgeon in the Medical Detachment of the 73rd; and the influenza epidemic. Some of his letters include 草图, and many are 未标明日期的.

Peter Sydney 拉金's correspondence includes letters from his parents 奥利佛和 Ruth about family matters and Peter's career as a stage designer, 1943-1971, as well as letters about the death and estate of Alice (拉金) Toulmin.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹1 - 9
信件, 1896-1919
箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹10 - 12
Undated wartime letters from 奥利弗·W. 拉金, [1918-1919]
箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹24里面
信件, 1924-1971
箱1SH 1 b8l25至34岁这个文件夹
信件, 未标明日期的

II. 奥利弗·W. 拉金 personal papers, 1902-1930

Arranged chronologically.

This series consists primarily of volumes of 奥利弗·Waterman 拉金, including sketchbooks, diaries, notebooks, and plays. Also included is his Harvard diploma, certificate of election to Phi Beta Kappa, military draft notice, and other papers.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹35卷. 1
速写本, diary, and scrapbook, 1902-1915

This volume is a combination sketchbook, diary, and scrapbook containing pencil 草图, 1911; a few diary entries describing a trip to Boston, 15-18 July 1913; and photographs, poems, and printed matter pasted in, 1902-1915. Included is a sketch of Abraham Lincoln, racist caricatures of African Americans, and drawings by 拉金 published in newspapers.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹36
Items removed from 卷. 1
箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹37卷. 2
日记, 1913-1914

This pocket diary was kept by 拉金 at Georgetown and Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 25 September 1913-6 December 1914, and describes his home and family life; schoolwork; social activities, including parties and plays; and his first semester at Harvard. 拉金了 the plays he saw and the actors' performances and illustrated scenes from them. 他还 performed recitations and plays himself. 包括很多 草图.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹38
Items removed from 卷. 2
箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹39卷. 3
日记, 1915-1916Disbound体积.

This diary, kept while 拉金 was a student at Harvard, 12 October 1915-19 January 1916, describes his classes, exams, social activities, plays, sports, etc. 包括很多 草图.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹40-41
个人论文, 1915-1921, 未标明日期的

Included is 拉金's military draft notice, 1918, as well as miscellaneous poems, scripts, and notes, mostly 未标明日期的.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹42-43卷. 4
"Laboratory exercises in Botany I," 1916Disbound体积.

This lab notebook was kept by 拉金 for his Botany I class at Harvard and includes color illustrations of experiments.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹44
“三的公司。” 1918

Included are two manuscript copies of an original one-scene play written by 拉金.

海量存储系统(Mss)中. X-Large (20 June 1918)
奥利弗·W. 拉金 Harvard diploma, 1918

Stored onsite at 海量存储系统(Mss)中. X-Large, 20 June 1918.

海量存储系统(Mss)中. X-Large (20 June 1918)
Certificate of election to Phi Beta Kappa of Harvard, 1918

Stored onsite at 海量存储系统(Mss)中. X-Large, 20 June 1918, with the diploma above.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹45卷. 5
扁桃体脓肿 (手抄本), 12月23日 1918

This volume is a copy of the text of 扁桃体脓肿,一部1906年的戏剧 by Laurence Housman and Harley Granville-Barker, handwritten and illustrated in colored pencil by 拉金 as a gift for his future wife Ruth.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹46卷. 6
迈斯特 皮埃尔Pathelin, 1919

This volume is a printed copy of the 15th-century farce 迈斯特 皮埃尔Pathelin, as translated by Richard T. Holbrook, with select pages illustrated in watercolor by 拉金.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹47卷. 7
欧洲的笔记本, 1930

This notebook was kept by 拉金 on a trip to Europe in 1930 and contains addresses, accounts, memoranda, and copies of artworks in watercolor and ink.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹48
Items removed from 卷. 7
箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹49卷. 8
Christmas card designs, 未标明日期的

This volume contains sample designs for small 圣诞卡片 pasted in, apparently designed by 拉金, with prices for each.

3. Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金 personal papers, 1908-1931

Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of five volumes of Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金 dating from before and after her marriage to 奥利弗 in 1925.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹50卷. 9
Embroidery practice book, 1908

This volume contains samples of embroidery patterns worked by 拉金 in kindergarten, as well as other pages of artwork.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹51卷. 10
Geography notebook, [ca. 1911]

This volume contains exercises from 拉金's third-grade geography class at Lowell School, as well as later fragments of a story apparently in her husband 奥利弗's handwriting.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹52卷. 11
“诗”, [ca. 1914-1918]

This volume contains original manuscript poems by 拉金 about happiness, nature, love, and other subjects, illustrated in crayon and dedicated to her mother. Based on one poem about war, they were probably written sometime during World War I.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹53卷. 12
European travel diary, 1930-1931

This diary was kept by 拉金 in Paris, France, 31 July 1930-21 January 1931. 条目 describe her daily activities, activities of her son Peter and husband 奥利弗, sightseeing, visits to art galleries and the theater, people she met, meals, and French lessons. 条目 in November-December 1930 relate to Peter's hospitalization for croup and bronchitis.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹54卷. 13
菜谱的书, 未标明日期的

Included are recipes written in other hands.

IV. Bertha Mabel 拉金 personal papers, 1884-1917

Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of four volumes kept by 奥利弗's aunt Bertha Mabel 拉金 of Georgetown, Massachusetts.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹55卷. 14
亲笔签名的书, 1884-1886

This volume contains signatures, poems, and 草图 from family and friends in Georgetown, including 拉金's classmates at Georgetown High School. Included are messages from 拉金's brother Charles Ernest 拉金, with drawings, and Henry Nathan Longfellow, the son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹56卷. 15
速写本, 1913

This sketchbook is mostly blank, but contains a few pages of drawings made by 拉金 at Haskell Island, Maine.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹57卷. 16
Line-a-day日记, 1914-1917

This line-a-day diary was kept by 拉金 in Georgetown, 1 January 1914-20 May 1917, with 差距. Brief entries describe her daily activities and activities of family members, including her father Charles O. 拉金, her brother Charles Ernest 拉金, and her nephew 奥利弗; local news; her work as a schoolteacher; sewing; and volunteer work, such as making bandages, after the outbreak of World War I. The diary has no entries for 1916.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹58卷. 17
回忆录, 未标明日期的

This volume contains an unfinished memoir by 拉金 primarily describing her childhood and the Georgetown neighborhood w在这里 she grew up.

箱1SH 1 b8l文件夹59
Items removed from 卷. 17

V. Genealogical papers, 2007, 未标明日期的

This series contains a volume of genealogical notes on 拉金 family members compiled by 奥利弗's father Charles Ernest 拉金, as well as miscellaneous loose genealogical and biographical material, including papers related to Thomas 奥利弗 拉金 (1802-1858).

箱1SH 1 b8m文件夹1卷. 18
拉金家谱, 未标明日期的
箱1SH 1 b8m文件夹2
Loose genealogical papers, 2007, 未标明日期的

VI. 印刷材料, 1910-1970, 未标明日期的

This series contains a scrapbook, compiler unknown, containing clippings related to Philip Leslie Hale and other artists and performers, as well as miscellaneous newspaper clippings and other printed items. Many of the clippings also relate to Hale, who apparently sketched Ruth Lily (McIntire) 拉金.

箱1SH 1 b8m文件夹3卷. 19
剪贴簿, 未标明日期的
箱1SH 1 b8m文件夹4 - 5
Loose printed material, 1910-1970, 未标明日期的

喜欢引用

奥利弗·W. 拉金 family papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

访问条款

This collection is indexed under the following headings in 阿比盖尔, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 研究人员 desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

人:

Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931.
拉金, Bertha Mabel, 1868-1935.
拉金, Charles Ernest, 1872-1952.
拉金 family--Genealogy.
拉金, Peter Sydney, 1926-2019.
拉金, Ruth Lily McIntire.
拉金, Thomas 奥利弗, 1802-1858.
Longfellow, Henry Nathan, 1868-1913.
McIntire, Rose Margaret Zepfler.
Toulmin, Alice Sistare 拉金, 1879-1963.

组织:

Georgetown High School (Georgetown, Mass.)——学生.
Harvard College (1780- ). 1918届毕业生.
Harvard University--Students.
Phi Beta Kappa. Massachusetts Alpha (Harvard 大学).
美国. 军队. Infantry Regiment, 73rd. 公司 K.

主题:

艺术历史学家.
作者、美国.
Autographs--Collections.
Botany--Study and teaching.
圣诞卡片.
大学教师.
Conscientious objectors--Massachusetts.
烹饪书.
图纸.
Embroidery (visual works).
Family history--1850-1899.
Family history--1900-1949.
Family history--1950-1999.
德文斯堡(马萨诸塞州.).
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
玩,1918.
玩,1919.
诗歌.
Scrapbooks--1902-1915.
设置设计师.
速写.
World War, 1914-1918--Massachusetts--Ayer.
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care.
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1914-1918--Pictorial works.

材料移除 from the Collection

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the MHS Photo Archives. 图纸有 been removed to the MHS Graphics Collection.