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Thomas Weston Fels (AC 1967) Papers, 1972-2008 (Bulk: 1983-2004)
23 records storage boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 media box (25 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The Thomas Weston Fels Papers document the professional activities of writer and curator Thomas Weston Fels (AC 1967), including research, writing, correspondence, and exhibition planning documents and notes from throughout his professional education and career. Also included are materials relating to his book Farm Friends: from the late sixties to the west seventies and beyond.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Some series and subseries of the Thomas Weston Fels Papers are temporarily restricted for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Thomas Weston Fels Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Published material in the collection may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

Thomas Weston Fels (AC 1967) is an art historian, curator and writer specializing in American culture, photography and art. Born in Baltimore, MD in 1946, Fels attended The Putney School in Vermont before enrolling at Amherst College. He was part of a group of Amherst College alumni and others who established and lived on a communal farm in Montague, Massachusetts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He attended the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, earning his MA in 1984. Since 2005, Fels' research and writing has focused on the era of the 1960s, including the founding of the Famous Long Ago archives at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Fels resides in southern Vermont, and is active in arts programming locally and beyond.

Thomas Weston Fels has worked as consultant and curator to a number of museums, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. In 1986 he was named a Chester Dale Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 1998-1999, he was a Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library in California. Among the numerous exhibitions he has organized are presentations of the work of the photographers Eadweard Muybridge, and A. J. Russell. His exhibition Carleton Watkins: Western Landscape and the Classical Vision was presented at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1990. Fire and Ice: Treasures from the Photograph Collection of Frederic Church at Olana, was shown at the Dahesh Museum, in New York, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Its companion volume, published by Cornell University Press in 2002, was nominated for numerous awards. Fels is the author of many other catalogs and articles, including O Say Can You See: American Photographs 1839-1939 (MIT Press and the Berkshire Museum, 1989), Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography, 1849-1950 (Roberts Rinehart Publishers and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1992), Sotheby's Guide to Photographs (H. Holt, 1998), and Farm Friends (RSI Press, 2008). He has given public lectures at the Boston Athenaeum, the Addison Gallery, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

See Appendix A for a list of Fels' exhibitions, projects, and publications.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas Weston Fels Papers document the professional activities of Thomas Weston Fels (AC 1967), including research, writing, correspondence, and exhibition planning documents and notes from throughout his professional education and career as a curator and writer. Also included are materials relating to Fels' book Farm Friends: From the late sixties to the west seventies and beyond, which chronicles his life on a communal farm in Montague, Massachusetts in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and follows the lives and activities of selected farm members.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Some series and subseries of the Thomas Weston Fels Papers are temporarily restricted for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Thomas Weston Fels Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Published material in the collection may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in the Thomas Weston Fels Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The material in this collection was gathered and maintained by Thomas Weston Fels. The collection was gifted to the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections in 2009-2011 and is ongoing.

Processing Information

Processed in 2011-2012 by Sara Smith, Archives and Special Collections Specialist; Christina Barbour, graduate student intern, Simmons College; and Lauren Delapenha (AC 2014), Student Assistant.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English
Contents List
Series 1: PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS
[1987-2006]


Scope and content:

Series 1 contains notes, research, correspondence, architectural sketches, and press releases relating to Fels' work as curator of art exhibitions and projects, including proposals and completed projects and programs.

Arrangement:

Materials are arranged by project and chronologically within each.

Saratoga Museum - folklife and oral history project
1984

Box 1: folder 1
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - correspondence and notes
1984

Box 1: folder 2
Modern Art of the Print exhibition - exhibition installation photographs and publicity
1984

Box 1: folder 3
Carleton Watkins - audiocassettes (2)
1983

Box 1: folder 4
Carleton Watkins - research - California History Magazine
1978-1981

Box 24: folder T4-T5
Carleton Watkins - "Photographer" - publication
1984

Box 1: folder 5
Carleton Watkins - research - other exhibitions
n.d

Box 1: folder 6
Photography and Art History Symposium - notes
1990

Box 1: folder 7
Photography and Art History Symposium - notes, correspondence
1989-1990

Box 1: folder 8
Photography and Art History Symposium - Helene Roberts article and correspondence (1 of 2 folders)
1988-1990

Box 1: folder 9-10
Photography and Art History Symposium - Helene Roberts - keynote address and "Saturday A.M. discussion" - audiocassette
[1990]

Box 24: folder T1
Photography and Art History Symposium - "Saturday A.M. discussion" continued - audiocassette
[1990]

Box 24: folder T2
Photography and Art History Symposium - Ralph Lieberman lecture - audiocassette
[1990]

Box 24: folder T3
Photography and Art History Symposium - report
1990

Box 1: folder 11
Photography and Art History Symposium - notes, correspondence, papers presented
1990

Box 1: folder 12
Photography and Art History Symposium - Samuel Butler exhibition - articles
1989-1990

Box 1: folder 13
Photography and Art History Symposium - Samuel Butler exhibition - notes, text, gallery layout
1989-1990

Box 1: folder 14
Samuel Butler exhibition - Bolton Museum and Gallery - correspondence
1989-1990

Box 1: folder 15
Samuel Butler exhibition -Bolton Museum and Gallery - exhibition catalogs
1986-1990

Box 1: folder 16
Paul Katz - materials and correspondence
1985, 1996

Box 1: folder 17
Correspondence with MIT program in Science, Technology, and Society
1991

Box 1: folder 18
Correspondence with Print Collector's Newsletter (Jackie Brody)
1985-1989

Box 1: folder 19
Mass MoCA - From Mill to Museum exhibition and lecture - notes and publicity
1989

Box 1: folder 20
Carleton Watkins - Getty Museum exhibition
1990

Box 1: folder 21
Lands Wide Open exhibition - Williams College Museum of Art
1992

Box 1: folder 22
Miscellaneous projects, proposals, correspondence
1983-1992

Box 1: folder 23
Views: The Journal of Photography in New England, volume 4:3-5:1
1983

Box 26: folder 1
Á La Pintura / Art and Invention exhibition - Bennington College
1994

Box 1: folder 24
Miscellaneous projects, proposals, correspondence
1992-1999

Box 1: folder 25
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion exhibition
1985

Box 2: folder 1
Eadweard Muybridge - exhibition and catalog
1984-1985

Box 2: folder 2
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition catalog research, notes, text
1985

Box 2: folder 3
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition catalog notes and text
1984-1985

Box 2: folder 4
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - financial
1985

Box 2: folder 5
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition catalog images
ca. 1985

Box 2: folder 6
Eadweard Muybridge - illustrations and negatives - Williams College
n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
Eadweard Muybridge - Robert B. Haas correspondence
1985

Box 2: folder 8
Eadweard Muybridge - exhibition - frame measurements
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - photographic negatives
ca. 1985

Box 2: folder 10
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition catalog notes and text
1984-1985

Box 2: folder 11
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition catalog final publication
1985

Box 2: folder 12
Eadweard Muybridge - exhibition - publicity and lecture notes
1987-1988

Box 2: folder 13
Eadweard Muybridge - exhibition - lecture notes (cards)
1987-1988

Box 24: folder 2
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition, catalog, lecture - correspondence and notes
1987-1988

Box 2: folder 14
Eadweard Muybridge - Animal Locomotion - exhibition and lecture - notes and research
1984-1987

Box 2: folder 15
Eadweard Muybridge - exhibition and catalog - correspondence, notes
1983

Box 2: folder 16
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog - correspondence, text
1983

Box 2: folder 17
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog text
1983

Box 2: folder 18
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog text
[1983]

Box 2: folder 19
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog -- text and notes
[1983]

Box 2: folder 20
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog - draft text
[1983]

Box 2: folder 21
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog text - "draft 3"
[1983]

Box 2: folder 22
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog - text and notes
[1983]

Box 2: folder 23
Carleton Watkins - exhibition research, text and correspondence
1983

Box 2: folder 24
Carleton Watkins - exhibition - notes (cards)
ca. 1983

Box 24: folder 3
Carleton Watkins - prints for publication
ca. 1983

Box 2: folder 25
Carleton Watkins - Photographer exhibition -- catalog images
1983

Box 2: folder 26
Carleton Watkins - Clark Art Institute exhibition - label text and installation photographs
1983

Box 2: folder 27
Carleton Watkins - Clark Art Institute exhibition - publicity
1983

Box 2: folder 28
Carleton Watkins - Clark Art Institute exhibition - George Dimock correspondence
1983

Box 2: folder 29
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog - correspondence
1983

Box 2: folder 30
Carleton Watkins - exhibition catalog - photographs
1983

Box 2: folder 31
Centre Canadien d'Architecture - exhibition planning and cataloging project correspondence
1983-1991

Box 3: folder 1
Williamstown art articles
1984

Box 3: folder 2
Thomas Hart Benton - Restoration… - exhibition catalog and correspondence
1984

Box 3: folder 3
Thomas Hart Benton - Restoration…exhibition - planning documents and notes
1984-1985

Box 3: folder 4-5
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition - correspondence
1984-1985

Box 3: folder 6
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition and catalog - correspondence and plans
1985

Box 3: folder 7
Thomas Hart Benton -America in Transition exhibition- planning documents
1985

Box 3: folder 8-10
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition-text and planning documents
1985

Box 3: folder 11
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition-text and exhibition labels
1985

Box 3: folder 12
Thomas Hart Benton - The America Today Murals-Williams College Museum of Art exhibition catalog
1985

Box 3: folder 13
Thomas Hart Benton - America Today exhibition-publicity
1985

Box 3: folder 14
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition-correspondence and publicity
1985

Box 3: folder 15
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition-planning documents and notes documents-photocopies
1985

Box 3: folder 16
Thomas Hart Benton - America Today exhibition-America in the 1920s and 30s series brochure planning documents and text
1985

Box 3: folder 17
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition-press releases
1985

Box 3: folder 18
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition- Williams College Museum of Art installation photographs
1985

Box 3: folder 19
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition- Williams College Museum of Art installation contact sheets and photographic negatives
1985

Box 3: folder 20
Thomas Hart Benton - America in Transition exhibition-lecture at Albany Institute
1985

Box 3: folder 21
Frank Lloyd Wright / Thomas Hart Benton- draft publication text and planning documents
1985

Box 3: folder 22
Frank Lloyd Wright / Thomas Hart Benton- draft publication text and planning documents and notes
1985

Box 3: folder 23
Frank Lloyd Wright / Thomas Hart Benton- publication text
1985

Box 3: folder 24
Faneuil Hall - Faneuil Hall Restoration and Preservation Trust - Cradle of Liberty
ca. 1989

Box 25: folder 4
Faneuil Hall - research, notes
1981

Box 4: folder 1
Faneuil Hall - research
1991-1992

Box 4: folder 2
Faneuil Hall - research - George P.A. Healy
ca. 1991

Box 4: folder 3
Faneuil Hall - research and illustrations
1991

Box 4: folder 4
Faneuil Hall - research and illustrations
1992

Box 4: folder 5
Faneuil Hall - research - Daniel Webster
ca. 1992

Box 4: folder 6
Faneuil Hall - conservation - background and treatment proposal
1991

Box 4: folder 7
Faneuil Hall - NEH grant and symposium - correspondence, notes
1991

Box 4: folder 8
Faneuil Hall - research - conferences
ca. 1991

Box 4: folder 9
Faneuil Hall - financial - correspondence, invoice, notes
1991-1992

Box 4: folder 10
Faneuil Hall - symposium - notes, correspondence
1991-1992

Box 4: folder 11
Faneuil Hall - correspondence and research images
1992

Box 4: folder 12
Rube Goldberg exhibition - comics, press, clippings
n.d.

Box 4: folder 13
Rube Goldberg exhibition - research, notes, correspondence
n.d.

Box 4: folder 14
Rube Goldberg exhibition - research and correspondence
1986-1987

Box 4: folder 15
Rube Goldberg exhibition - research and notes
n.d.

Box 4: folder 16
Rube Goldberg exhibition - research - chronology, notes
n.d.

Box 4: folder 17
Rube Goldberg exhibition - research and notes
1987

Box 4: folder 18
Rube Goldberg exhibition - budget and finances
1987-1988

Box 4: folder 19
Rube Goldberg exhibition - notes, exhibition labels
1987

Box 4: folder 20
Rube Goldberg exhibition - drafts of exhibition publications
1987

Box 4: folder 21
Rube Goldberg exhibition - exhibition publications, press release, press clippings
1987

Box 4: folder 22
Rube - travelling exhibition - correspondence, notes, and labels
n.d.

Box 4: folder 23
Rube - IBM exhibition - correspondence, notes
1987

Box 4: folder 24
O Say Can You See exhibition - research materials (4 folders)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 1-4
O Say Can You See exhibition catalog - correspondence and notes
1988

Box 5: folder 5
O Say Can You See exhibition and catalog - planning
1988

Box 5: folder 6
O Say Can You See exhibition catalog
1988-1989

Box 5: folder 7
O Say Can You See exhibition catalog - "extra text"
1988-1989

Box 5: folder 8
O Say Can You See exhibition catalog - illustrations
1989

Box 5: folder 9
O Say Can You See exhibition - correspondence
1987-1989

Box 5: folder 10
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog publication (2 folders)
1988-1989

Box 5: folder 11-12
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - printer's proof
1989

Box 5: folder 13
O Say Can You See - "extra text"
ca. 1989

Box 5: folder 14
O Say Can You See - exhibition and catalog correspondence
1989

Box 5: folder 15
O Say Can You See - press
1989

Box 5: folder 16
O Say Can You See - exhibition invitations
1989

Box 5: folder 17
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - photographic negatives and contact sheets
ca. 1989

Box 5: folder 18
O Say Can You See - press releases and articles
1989

Box 5: folder 19
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - correspondence and promotional material
1988-1989

Box 5: folder 20
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - text ("penultimate")
1989

Box 5: folder 21
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - text edit (12/1)
ca. 1989

Box 5: folder 22
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - text edits (11/28)
ca. 1989

Box 5: folder 23
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - draft text
ca. 1989

Box 5: folder 24
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - text edit (Fels essay)
1989

Box 5: folder 25
O Say Can You See - Berkshire Museum correspondence
1989

Box 6: folder 1
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - images
ca. 1989

Box 6: folder 2
O Say Can You See - notes for exhibition catalog
1988-1989

Box 6: folder 3
O Say Can You See - exhibition - production notes
1988

Box 6: folder 4
O Say Can You See - exhibition - notes
1988

Box 6: folder 5
O Say Can You See - exhibition - notes (cards)
ca. 1988

Box 24: folder 1
O Say Can You See - exhibition - label text and gallery arrangement
1989

Box 6: folder 6
O Say Can You See - notes for Fels essay
1988

Box 6: folder 7
O Say Can You See - exhibition - lists of artworks
1989

Box 6: folder 8
O Say Can You See - exhibition - matting and framing sheets
ca. 1989

Box 6: folder 9
O Say Can You See - Hudson Hills Press correspondence
1988-1998

Box 6: folder 10
O Say Can You See - exhibition at Bowdoin College Museum of Art - correspondence
1989-1990

Box 6: folder 11
O Say Can You See - exhibition catalog - printer's proofs
ca. 1989

Box 25: folder 2
Williams College Museum of Art - exhibition proposals and planning
1991-1992

Box 6: folder 12
Dartmouth College - Humanities Research Institute - correspondence
1992-1993

Box 6: folder 13
Paris travel and research - correspondence and notes
1996

Box 6: folder 14
New England Museum Association - newsletters, museum promotional materials
1997-2004

Box 6: folder 15
Canajoharie Annual Regional Juried Art Show
2001

Box 6: folder 16
Brattleboro Museum - Passages, Destinations and other exhibitions - correspondence and notes
2001

Box 6: folder 17
Brattleboro Museum - Vermont Artists as Travelers exhibition - correspondence and notes
2000-2002

Box 6: folder 18
Amsterdam travel and research - correspondence and notes
2002

Box 6: folder 19
Society of California Pioneers- Documenting Eden: The Wine Country Photographs of Turrill and Miller exhibition - correspondence, notes, brochure
2004

Box 6: folder 20
Society of California Pioneers- Documenting Eden: The Wine Country Photographs of Turrill and Miller exhibition - photographs
2004

Box 6: folder 21
Better Bennington Corporation
2004

Box 6: folder 22
Brattleboro Museum - correspondence and notes
2004-2005

Box 6: folder 23
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Comrades and Cameras Exhibition - correspondence, contracts, calendars
1989-1992

Box 7: folder 1
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Comrades and Cameras Exhibition - catalog
1991

Box 7: folder 2
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - photography collection survey and report
1990

Box 7: folder 3
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Comrades and Cameras Exhibition - notes and text
1990

Box 7: folder 4
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Comrades and Cameras Exhibition - correspondence
1990

Box 7: folder 5
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Comrades and Cameras Exhibition - slides
1990

Box 7: folder 6
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Comrades and Cameras Exhibition - magazines/research
1988-1989

Box 7: folder 7
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - magazines
1990-1991

Box 7: folder 8
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - publicity
1992

Box 7: folder 9
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - correspondence and planning documents and notes
1991-1992

Box 7: folder 10
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - correspondence and planning documents and notes
1991-1992

Box 7: folder 11
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - research, notes, correspondence
1990

Box 7: folder 12
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - research, notes
1990

Box 7: folder 13
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - notes, correspondence, text
1991

Box 7: folder 14
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - draft text
1991

Box 7: folder 15
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - exhibition catalog - draft
ca. 1991

Box 7: folder 16
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - notes, text, correspondence
1990

Box 7: folder 17
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - manuscript
ca. 1990

Box 7: folder 18
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Watkins to Weston… exhibition - notes, correspondence, financial
1990-1991

Box 7: folder 19
Butcher seminar - exhibition planning documents and notes
1984

Box 8: folder 1
Farm Security Administration exhibition
1985

Box 8: folder 2
Williams College Museum of Art - correspondence and notes
1984-1985

Box 8: folder 3
Williams College Museum of Art
1984-1985

Box 8: folder 4
Correspondence with George Dimock related to Exploiting the View: Photographs of Yosemite & Mariposa
1984-1985

Box 8: folder 5
New England Monthly - correspondence
1984-1985

Box 8: folder 6
exhibition planning (various)
1984-2006

Box 8: folder 7
1986
8

Box 8: folder 7
Centre Canadienne d'Architecture - exhibition planning and correspondence
1983-1986

Box 8: folder 9
Williams College Museum of Art - notes on photography collection
1987

Box 8: folder 10
Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) photography study - correspondence
1987

Box 8: folder 11
Clark Art Institute - correspondence
1987-1989

Box 8: folder 12
Centre Canadienne d'Architecture / Phyllis Lambert - correspondence and notes
1987-1995

Box 8: folder 13
Articles and publicity materials on the work of photojournalist Kevin McKiernan
1987-1990

Box 25: folder 3
A.J. Russell - Destruction and Destiny exhibition - press and catalog
1989

Box 8: folder 14
A.J. Russell - articles and correspondence
1982-1991

Box 8: folder 15
MIT Press - correspondence with David E. Nye
1989

Box 8: folder 16
MIT Press - notes (cards)
ca. 1988

Box 24: folder 4
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association - lecture and exhibition - correspondence and publicity
1989

Box 8: folder 17
Art of California Magazine - "In House" correspondence
1990

Box 8: folder 18
J. Paul Getty Museum and Trust - correspondence and information
1990-1998

Box 8: folder 19
Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center - correspondence and information
1990-1998

Box 8: folder 20
American Federation of Arts - proposals and planning
1992

Box 8: folder 21
Antiques magazine - correspondence
1992

Box 8: folder 22
American Graphic Arts Museum information
1992

Box 8: folder 23
Massachusetts Historical Society - correspondence with Chris Steele and information
1992-1993

Box 8: folder 24
International Center of Photography - correspondence with Ellen Handy
1994-1995

Box 8: folder 25
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art - correspondence, alumni magazine
1996

Box 8: folder 26
Dahesh Museum - Classic Cities exhibition and lecture - correspondence, notes, proposal
1996

Box 8: folder 27
Dahesh Museum - Classic Cities exhibition and lecture - notes, text
1996

Box 8: folder 28
Dahesh Museum - Classic Cities exhibition - correspondence, printed material
1996

Box 8: folder 29
Dahesh Museum - Classic Cities exhibition - notes (cards)
1996

Box 24: folder 5
Dahesh Museum - Classic Cities exhibition - publicity
1996-1999

Box 8: folder 30
Berkshire Museum- Classic Cities exhibition - correspondence and notes
1996-1997

Box 8: folder 31
Brooklyn Museum of Art - correspondence and notes
1998

Box 8: folder 32
Dahesh Museum- Fire and Ice exhibition - correspondence and notes
2001

Box 8: folder 33
Dahesh Museum- Fire and Ice exhibition - press
2002

Box 26: folder 2
Entourage: Exhibitions - marketing packet
n.d.

Box 8: folder 34
Naumkeag Sculpture exhibition - drafts, budget, invoices
1993-1994

Box 8: folder 35
Naumkeag Sculpture exhibition - research
n.d.

Box 8: folder 36
Naumkeag Sculpture exhibition - correspondence, notes
1993-1994

Box 8: folder 37
Naumkeag Sculpture exhibition - correspondence
1993

Box 8: folder 38
Naumkeag Sculpture exhibition - pamphlets, press release, press coverage
1993-1994

Box 8: folder 39
Naumkeag Sculpture exhibition - press
1994

Box 25: folder 5
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Luigi Lucioni exhibition - notes, correspondence, publication
2000

Box 9: folder 18
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibitions - Art and Soul; Lucioni
2001

Box 9: folder 19
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibitions - Yester Years
2001

Box 9: folder 20
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibitions - Noland's Nolands
2001

Box 9: folder 21
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibitions - Steichen, Scavullo
2003

Box 9: folder 22
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibitions - Audubon, Bezanson
2003

Box 9: folder 23
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Painted Curtains - notes, research, correspondence
2003-2004

Box 9: folder 24
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Stieglitz exhibition - press coverage, correspondence, notes
2005

Box 9: folder 25
Clark Art Institute - exhibitions - After Strange Gods
1994

Box 9: folder 26
Clark Art Institute - exhibitions - Portrait of Artists
1994

Box 9: folder 27
Clark Art Institute - exhibitions - Yet in Memory
1994

Box 9: folder 28
Clark Art Institute - exhibitions - Documents and Dreams
1995

Box 9: folder 29
Clark Art Institute - exhibitions - Curator's Choice
1995

Box 9: folder 30
Clark Art Institute - exhibitions - Old and New
1995

Box 9: folder 31
Clark Art Institute - exhibition proposals
n.d.

Box 9: folder 32
Clark Art Institute - correspondence, notes
1994

Box 9: folder 33
Clark Art Institute - correspondence, notes
1994-1995

Box 9: folder 34
Clark Art Institute - correspondence, notes
1998-2000

Box 9: folder 35
Clark Art Institute - publications, pamphlets, news clippings
1994-1999

Box 9: folder 36
Clark Art Institute - The Clark Today
1996, 1999, 2001

Box 25: folder 1
Williams College Museum of Art - annual report
1981-1986

Box 10: folder 1
Williams College Museum of Art - annual report
1987-1991

Box 10: folder 2
Clark Art Institute - Paris travel - notes, museum brochures
1994

Box 10: folder 3
Clark Art Institute -Pont Aven travel - correspondence, notes, exhibition brochures
1994

Box 10: folder 4
Clark Art Institute - announcement of Assistant Curator position
1994-1995

Box 10: folder 5
Clark Art Institute - Paris travel - correspondence, notes
1995

Box 10: folder 6
Clark Art Institute - New York travel - notes, expenses
1995

Box 10: folder 7
Southern Vermont Arts Center - publications, pamphlets, photographs
2000-2003

Box 10: folder 8
Southern Vermont Arts Center - press coverage
2000-2003

Box 10: folder 9
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Festival of the Arts - publication
1999-2000

Box 10: folder 10
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Festival of the Arts - publication
2001-2002

Box 10: folder 11
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Festival of the Arts - publication
2002-2003

Box 10: folder 12
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Festival of the Arts - publication
2003-2004

Box 10: folder 13
Southern Vermont Arts Center - Festival of the Arts - publication
2004-2005

Box 10: folder 14
Southern Vermont Arts Center - area guides, correspondence
n.d.

Box 10: folder 15
Southern Vermont Arts Center - brochures, correspondence, notes
2000

Box 10: folder 16
Southern Vermont Arts Center - job description, contract, performance reviews
2000-2002

Box 10: folder 17
Southern Vermont Arts Center - invoices
2000-2001

Box 10: folder 18
Southern Vermont Arts Center - invoices, correspondence
2002-2003

Box 10: folder 19
Southern Vermont Arts Center - invoices, correspondence
2004

Box 10: folder 20
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibition planning documents, notes, correspondence, news clippings
2004

Box 10: folder 21
Southern Vermont Arts Center - correspondence
2003-2005

Box 10: folder 22
Southern Vermont Arts Center - news clippings
2001-2004

Box 10: folder 23
Southern Vermont Arts Center - exhibition research
2004

Box 10: folder 24
Southern Vermont Arts Center - correspondence, brochures, news clippings
2006

Box 10: folder 25
Clark Art Institute - notes
n.d.

Box 11: folder 1
Clark Art Institute - exhibition schedules
1994

Box 11: folder 2
Clark Art Institute - annual report 1993-1994
ca.1995

Box 11: folder 3
Clark Art Institute - exhibition notes
1995

Box 11: folder 4
Clark Art Institute - collection list
1995

Box 11: folder 5
Clark Art Institute - collection development - notes, correspondence
1994-1995

Box 11: folder 6
Clark Art Institute - notes
1991-1994

Box 11: folder 7
Clark Art Institute - trustee presentation - notes, correspondence
1995

Box 11: folder 8
Clark Art Institute - collection development - research, notes
1995

Box 11: folder 9
Clark Art Institute - invitations
1995

Box 11: folder 10
Clark Art Institute - correspondence
1991-1996

Box 11: folder 11
Clark Art Institute - correspondence
1995-1996

Box 11: folder 12
Clark Art Institute - correspondence
1994-1995

Box 11: folder 13
Clark Art Institute - Janet and Fred Ley correspondence
1995-1996

Box 11: folder 14
Clark Art Institute -Michelle Chomette (photography dealer) - correspondence, brochures
1995

Box 11: folder 15
Clark Art Institute -Gary Edwards (photography dealer) - correspondence, invitations
1995

Box 11: folder 16
Clark Art Institute -Hans P. Kraus (photography dealer) - correspondence, notes
1995

Box 11: folder 17
Clark Art Institute - Mack Lee (photography dealer) - correspondence, notes, slides
1995

Box 11: folder 18
Clark Art Institute -Charles Schwartz (photography dealer) - correspondence
1995

Box 11: folder 19
Clark Art Institute - articles by Michael Conforti
1994

Box 11: folder 20
Clark Art Institute - Richard Tepe print - research, correspondence
1995

Box 11: folder 21
Clark Art Institute - the Equinox - correspondence, notes
1994-1995

Box 11: folder 22
Clark Art Institute - Emile Jellineck - correspondence, images
1995

Box 11: folder 23
Clark Art Institute - photography dealers - correspondence
1994-1995

Box 11: folder 24
Clark Art Institute - Carleton Watkins exhibition - correspondence, research
1995

Box 11: folder 25
Daguerreotype forum - correspondence, brochures
1995

Box 11: folder 26
Clark Art Institute - photography collection - correspondence, notes
1995

Box 11: folder 27
Clark Art Institute - photography collection - correspondence, research, notes
1995-1996

Box 11: folder 28
Clark Art Institute -photography collection -correspondence, notes
1993-1996

Box 11: folder 29
Clark Art Institute - gallery brochures
n.d.

Box 11: folder 30
Clark Art Institute - London travel - correspondence, notes
1995

Box 11: folder 31
Clark Art Institute - publications - journal and report
1999-2001

Box 11: folder 32
Vermont Arts Exchange - notes, newsletters
1995-1997

Box 12: folder 1
Vermont Arts Exchange - administrative documents, notes
1994-1996

Box 12: folder 2
Vermont Arts Exchange - Shea Mill project
1993

Box 12: folder 3
Vermont Arts Exchange - Sage Mill project
1995

Box 12: folder 4
Vermont Arts Exchange - correspondence
1997

Box 12: folder 5
Elm Street Arts - notes, news clippings
1993-1994

Box 12: folder 6
Elm Street Arts - meeting minutes, administrative documents, finances
1993

Box 12: folder 7
Elm Street Arts - correspondence, invitations, news clippings
1993-1995

Box 12: folder 8
Vermont Council on the Arts - annual reports
1994-1995

Box 12: folder 9
Vermont Council on the Arts - correspondence
1993-1996

Box 12: folder 10
Fire and Ice - exhibition proposal and research
2001

Box 12: folder 11
Fire and Ice - Dahesh Museum of Art - publications, press clippings
2002-2003

Box 12: folder 12
Fire and Ice exhibition - press coverage, correspondence, guest list
2002

Box 12: folder 13
Fire and Ice - Fire & Ice: Treasure from the Photographic Collection of Frederick Church at Olana - correspondence, press release, reviews
2002

Box 12: folder 14
Fire and Ice - press release, press coverage
2002

Box 12: folder 15
Fire and Ice exhibition - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - pamphlets
2002

Box 12: folder 16
Series 2: ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
[1981-2006]


Series 2 contains material relating to Fels' career working for arts and cultural organizations, both as an independent consultant and as institutional staff. Included are documents pertaining to his administrative posts at institutions including the Bennington Cultural and Arts Council, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Elm Street Arts, Park-McCullough House Association, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Vermont Arts Exchange, and the Williams College Museum of Art. Documentation of Fels' work related to mounting exhibitions is found in Series 1. This series is organized according to the employing institutions.

Bennington projects - museum proposals
2000

Box 13: folder 1
North Bennington Station activities
2003

Box 13: folder 2
North Bennington Station - View from Here
2003

Box 13: folder 3
Bennington - creative economy
2003-2005

Box 13: folder 4
North Bennington - Burr harpsichord concert and exhibition
2004-2005

Box 13: folder 5
North Bennington - Arts at the Station / The View from Here
2006

Box 13: folder 6
North Bennington Station activities - Press
2003

Box 25: folder 6
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - newsletters and June Arts brochures
2004-2006

Box 13: folder 7
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) /June Arts
2005

Box 13: folder 8
"BBC"/Arts
2004-2005

Box 13: folder 9
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)
2006

Box 13: folder 10
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) /June Arts 2007
2007

Box 13: folder 11
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) /June Arts 2004 - artist materials, correspondence
1998, 2004

Box 13: folder 12
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) /June Arts 2004 - artists' contracts [RESTRICTED]
2004

Box 13: folder 13
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) /June Arts 2004 - planning documents, notes, correspondence
2004

Box 13: folder 14
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2004 - planning documents, correspondence, notes
2004

Box 13: folder 15
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2004 - publicity - Tempo articles
2004

Box 13: folder 16
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2005 - planning documents, notes, correspondence, publicity
2005

Box 13: folder 17
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2004 - clippings, "Making History" article
2004

Box 13: folder 18
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2004 - planning documents, correspondence, notes
2004

Box 13: folder 19
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2004 - planning documents and notes
2004

Box 13: folder 20
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) activities
2004-2006

Box 14: folder 1
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2005, Arts Summit, Arts and Culture Task Force
2005-2006

Box 14: folder 2
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2006
2006

Box 14: folder 3
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC)/June Arts 2004 - publicity - Downtown Bennington; Arts Weekend
2007

Box 26: folder 3
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - correspondence, project notes
2007-2008

Box 14: folder 4
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - Shirley Jackson Festival/"All Aboard for Fun"
2006-2007

Box 14: folder 5
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - Shirley Jackson Festival/"All Aboard for Fun" - Correspondence and scripts
2008

Box 14: folder 6
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - brochure
ca. 2008

Box 14: folder 7
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - board meeting notes and correspondence
2007-2008

Box 14: folder 8
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - board meeting notes and correspondence
2008

Box 14: folder 9
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - fundraising
2008

Box 14: folder 10
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - publicity
2008

Box 14: folder 11
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - publicity (oversized)
2008-2009

Box 26: folder 4
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - board meeting notes and correspondence
2009

Box 14: folder 12
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - fundraising
2009

Box 14: folder 13
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) - publicity
2009

Box 14: folder 14
Bennington Cultural and Arts Council (BCAC) [RESTRICTED]
2006-2008

Box 14: folder 15
Park-McCullough House - board activities - collections inventory
1987-1997

Box 15: folder 1
Park-McCullough House - long range plan
1991, 1998

Box 15: folder 2
Park-McCullough House - board activities (2 folders)
1996

Box 15: folder 3-4
Park-McCullough House - event ideas
1996-1997

Box 15: folder 5
Park-McCullough House - site plan
1997

Box 15: folder 6
Park-McCullough House - board activities (2 folders)
1997

Box 15: folder 7-9
Park-McCullough House - research and notes
1996-1998

Box 15: folder 10
Park-McCullough House - events - Charles A. Burroughs Lecture
1997-1998

Box 15: folder 11
Park-McCullough House - booklet and board correspondence
1997-1998

Box 15: folder 12
Park-McCullough House - newsletter
1997-1998

Box 15: folder 13
Park-McCullough House - events - Evenings on the Verandah
1997-1998

Box 15: folder 14
Park-McCullough House - board activities [RESTRICTED]
1998

Box 15: folder 15
Park-McCullough House - board activities
1998

Box 15: folder 16
Park-McCullough House - resignation from board [RESTRICTED]
1998

Box 15: folder 17
Park-McCullough House - board activities (2 folders) [RESTRICTED]
1998

Box 15: folder 18-19
Park-McCullough House - fundraising
1998

Box 15: folder 20
Park-McCullough House - board activities [RESTRICTED]
1998

Box 15: folder 21
Park-McCullough House - events - Evenings on the Verandah
1998

Box 16: folder 1
Park-McCullough House - events - collectibles fair
1998

Box 16: folder 2
Park-McCullough House - events - Ted Gilley and Kitsey Canaan
1998

Box 16: folder 3
Park-McCullough House - booklet - printers proofs
1998

Box 16: folder 4
Park-McCullough House - board activities (3 folders)
1998-1999

Box 16: folder 5-7
Park-McCullough House - research, notes, correspondence
1998-1999

Box 16: folder 8
Park-McCullough House - booklet - correspondence and notes
1998-1999

Box 16: folder 9
Park-McCullough House - board activities
1998-1999

Box 16: folder 10
Park-McCullough House - board activities (2 folders)
1998-1999

Box 16: folder 11-12
Park-McCullough House - board activities - correspondence and notes (2 folders)
1998-1999

Box 16: folder 13-14
Park-McCullough House - board activities - [RESTRICTED]
1999

Box 16: folder 15
Park-McCullough House - board activities / director search
1999

Box 16: folder 16
Park-McCullough House - board activities
1999

Box 16: folder 17
Park-McCullough House - "Archive Notebook section 13"
n.d.

Box 16: folder 18
Series 3: WRITINGS AND RESEARCH
[1983-2008]


Series 3 contains research notes, correspondence and draft text related to Fels' published and unpublished articles and books, including Farm Friends: From the late sixties to the west seventies and beyond. Writing and research related to exhibition catalogues are included in Series 1.

North Bennington Newsletter - grant proposal, correspondence
1997

Box 9: folder 1
North Bennington Newsletter - research
1997

Box 9: folder 2
North Bennington Newsletter - drafts, publication
n.d.

Box 9: folder 3
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - research
n.d.

Box 9: folder 4
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - research
1999

Box 9: folder 5
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - research, notes
n.d.

Box 9: folder 6
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - drafts (5 folders)
1999

Box 9: folder 7-11
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - correspondence, invoices
1999

Box 9: folder 12
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - "Poets and Pioneers" publication - print draft
1999

Box 25: folder 8
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - "Poets and Pioneers" publication - responses
ca. 1999

Box 9: folder 13
Bennington Banner - Bennington 250th Anniversary - Bicenquinquagenary volumes I-III; The Shopping Guide, July 30, 1999
1999

Box 26: folder 5
Bennington history panels - proposal
1997

Box 9: folder 14
Bennington history panels - research
1997

Box 9: folder 15
Bennington history panels - drafts
1997

Box 9: folder 16
Bennington history panels - print drafts
1997

Box 25: folder 9
Bennington history panels - correspondence, notes
1998-99

Box 9: folder 17
Art New England - New England houses article
1983

Box 17: folder 1
Art New England - "Elements of the New England Rural Landscape" article
1983

Box 17: folder 2
Art New England - "Next to Nature" review
1983

Box 17: folder 3
Bennington Banner - "Revolutions Per Minute" and "The Suspended Object" reviews
1983

Box 17: folder 4
Art New England -"New Decorative Art" review
1983

Box 17: folder 5
Kalman Zabarsky review - notes and research
1983

Box 17: folder 6
Review of Peter Palmquist's Carlton Carleton Watkins, Photographer
1983

Box 17: folder 7
Art New England - correspondence
1983

Box 17: folder 8
Miles Hyman exhibition review
n.d.

Box 17: folder 9
"Williams Museum offers 'Radical Painting' exhibition" review
1984

Box 17: folder 10
Pat Adams review - correspondence and research
1983-1984

Box 17: folder 11
Arts Magazine, Summer 1984 - Pat Adams review
1984

Box 17: folder 12
Pat Adams Paintings: A Survey 1952-1979 exhibition catalog
1980

Box 17: folder 13
Art New England - review of Six in Bronze exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art
1984

Box 17: folder 14
Art New England - review of Moholy-Nagy exhibition at Wellesley College
1985

Box 17: folder 15
Art New England - review of Garry Winogrand exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art
1985

Box 17: folder 16
Picturescope - review of Peter Palmquist's Carleton Watkins, Photographer - magazine and correspondence
1985

Box 17: folder 17
History of Photography quarterly - review of Sun Gardens: Victorian Photographs by Anna Atkins
1986

Box 17: folder 18
Art New England - "This Land: American Regionalism and its Sources"
1986

Box 25: folder 7
The New Criterion - correspondence
1986-1987

Box 17: folder 19
Julius Held interview - transcript, notes, research
1984-1987

Box 17: folder 20
Julius Held articles
1989-1995

Box 17: folder 21
Print Collector's Newsletter - review of "Landscape as Photograph"
1985

Box 17: folder 22
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Inherence / Inheritance" article
1986

Box 17: folder 23
Print Collector's Newsletter - Thomas Krens interview (2 folders)
1988

Box 17: folder 24-25
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Landscapes of Desire" review
1988

Box 17: folder 26
Print Collector's Newsletter - review of "Eadweard Muybridge in Guatemala"
1988

Box 17: folder 27
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Images and Events: Photography as…" article
1989

Box 17: folder 28
Print Collector's Newsletter - Mass MoCA party
1989

Box 17: folder 29
Print Collector's Newsletter - Phylis Lambert interview
1989

Box 17: folder 30
Print Collector's Newsletter - Samuel Butler article
1990

Box 17: folder 31
Print Collector's Newsletter - John Walsh/Julius Held interview - correspondence and notes
1990

Box 17: folder 32
Print Collector's Newsletter - John Walsh/Julius Held interview
1990

Box 17: folder 33
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Photography and the Spoken Word" and "Northern Report"
1991

Box 18: folder 1
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Motion Pictures" / report from the West
1992

Box 18: folder 2
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Undecisive Moments" review
1992

Box 18: folder 3
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Hope, Fear, Unity and Division" review
1993

Box 18: folder 4
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Enchanted Art" and "Moscow on the Raritan"
1993

Box 18: folder 5
Print Collector's Newsletter - "Signifyin' a Nation"
1995

Box 18: folder 6
On Paper - review of "Points of Entry" series
1997

Box 18: folder 7
Chronicle Books - correspondence
1993

Box 18: folder 8
Park-McCullough House - newsletter and other writing projects
1998-1999

Box 18: folder 9
Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio - Berkshire Eagle article, "Radical in the Berkshires" - research, exhibition catalog
1998-1999

Box 18: folder 10
"History Seen through the Camera Lens" - Berkshire Eagle article
1999

Box 18: folder 11
Seymore Pioneer Museum/ Society of California Pioneers - "Points of Interest, the Lawrence and Houseworth Albums" - text for book jacket and exhibition panels
2000

Box 18: folder 12
Design Times - book reviews, correspondence
2000-2001

Box 18: folder 13
Sculpture, a publication of the International Sculpture Center - "Fourth Annual Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Festival" article
2001-2002

Box 18: folder 14
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Park - photographs
2001

Box 18: folder 15
Photography: A Guide to Collecting - book proposal, correspondence, draft text
2003-2004

Box 18: folder 16
Hudson Hills Press - Prints of John Himmelfarb - book flap text
2004

Box 18: folder 17
Gastronomica - "Roger Fenton's 'Flowers and Fruit'" article
2004

Box 18: folder 18
"A guide to New York" - Bennington Banner article
2005

Box 18: folder 19
On Paper journal - Northeast Roundup - notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings
1996-1997

Box 19: folder 1
On Paper journal - California Roundup - correspondence, art brochures, notes
1996-1997

Box 19: folder 2
Constellation magazine - "Paper Bridges" article (Woodstock) - correspondence
2002

Box 19: folder 3
"Focus on Collecting" Symposium (Toronto) - correspondence, copies of speech, Contact magazine
1999 May

Box 19: folder 4
AfterImage journal - ArtScene newsletter - Visual Studies Workshop
1996-1997

Box 19: folder 5
Cleveland catalog - biographies, correspondence, notes, "Legacy of Light" brochures
1996

Box 19: folder 6
Boston Business Journal - "The Pane of it All" article on Harvard's Memorial Hall - notes, drafts, Harvard Magazine excerpt
1987-1988

Box 19: folder 7
Boston Business Journal copies - correspondence, notes
1987

Box 19: folder 8
Bostonia magazine - "Regionalism by Choice" article, draft, notes
1988

Box 19: folder 9
Bostonia - "Western Culture's Place in the Sun", correspondence, drafts, notes
1988

Box 19: folder 10
Bostonia - "The Pleasures of Drawing", notes, drafts, other art-related articles
1990

Box 19: folder 11
Bostonia - Sakhalin Island (photo research)
1990

Box 19: folder 12
Bostonia - "Firenze Lucida: Photographs by Lucy Cobos", correspondence and notes re article
1990-1991

Box 19: folder 13
Bostonia - "Walking into History", notes, correspondence
1992

Box 19: folder 14
The J. Paul Getty Trust - bulletin, newsletter, AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus), correspondence, notes
1988-1989

Box 19: folder 15
The J. Paul Getty Trust - RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art) and RAA (Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie) - article, bulletin, drafts, The Research Libraries Group newsletter, correspondence, notes
1987-1988

Box 19: folder 16
Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie (RAA) / International Repertory of the Literature of Art (RILA) - articles, memos, drafts
ca. 1981-1986

Box 19: folder 17
Correspondence between Thomas Fels and Robert and Mary Lou Treat re Charles Knowles' Psalm Book, miscellaneous
2002-2005

Box 19: folder 18
Correspondence out to Vivian Fine and Ben Karp, notes, Toulouse-Lautrec brochure
1992

Box 19: folder 19
Print listings, Clark Art Museum Store
1993

Box 19: folder 20
James MacGregor Burns - research, notes, correspondence
1992

Box 19: folder 21
Lerner House addition - description, architectural drawings
1993

Box 19: folder 22
Cummings Studios publicity - correspondence, notes, sketches of advertisements, newspaper photocopies
1988-1989

Box 19: folder 23
Cummings Studios publicity - Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, correspondence, invoice, notes
1988

Box 19: folder 24
Bill Botzow - exhibitions - essay and publicity
1988, 1990

Box 19: folder 25
Berkshire Museum Photograph Collection - NEA research, accession records, notes, correspondence (2 folders)
ca. 1989

Box 20: folder 1-2
Berkshire Museum - Classic Cities - exhibition text, correspondence
1990

Box 20: folder 3
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - uncorrected proof; printed copy
1998

Box 20: folder 4
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - correspondence, notes; Owl Books - Trade Paperbacks catalog; miscellaneous clippings from newspapers and alumni magazines
1998-1999

Box 20: folder 5
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - correspondence, notes, illustrations, outlines, sample text
1996

Box 20: folder 6
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - correspondence, notes, illustrations, outlines, sample text (3 folders)
1997

Box 20: folder 7-9
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - correspondence, notes, illustrations, outlines, sample text (2 folders)
1998

Box 20: folder 10-11
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - correspondence, notes, illustrations, outlines, sample text
1997-1998

Box 20: folder 12
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - manuscript
1998

Box 20: folder 13
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - manuscript with Denise's comments
1997

Box 20: folder 14
Sotheby's Guide to Photographs - annotated manuscript
1997

Box 20: folder 15
Leo and Wolfe Photography - correspondence; brochures
1992-1996

Box 20: folder 16
Margo Archer - photograph list
n.d.

Box 20: folder 17
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - correspondence; excerpts from Guide to Photographic Collection at the Smithsonian Institute
1990

Box 20: folder 18
Correspondence with Irving Barrett, sample prints
1994

Box 20: folder 19
Correspondence with Victoria Blasco
1991-1998

Box 20: folder 20
Correspondence with Margarita Borissova
1994

Box 20: folder 21
The French Library and Cultural Center - correspondence with Phyllis Dohanian
1996

Box 20: folder 22
Kevin Bubriski - resume copies, personal statement, correspondence
1993

Box 20: folder 23
Kevin Bubriski - invitations to exhibitions on Nepal and Tibet, correspondence, excerpt on documentary photography
1991-1994

Box 20: folder 24
Correspondence with Sheryl [Conkelton]
1990

Box 20: folder 25
Hallmark Cards - "Acquisitions", correspondence with Keith Davis, notes
1972-1999

Box 20: folder 26
Warren and Margot Coville Photographic Collection, correspondence with Kathy Erwin
1996-1997

Box 20: folder 27
Correspondence with Eliza Mabry, Marion Goethals and Linda Shearer
1994-1995

Box 20: folder 28
The J. Paul Getty Museum - A.J. Russell photograph listings
1987

Box 20: folder 29
Correspondence with Ruth Ann Fredenthal
1986-2000

Box 20: folder 30
JMMS - Artist Technical Services
1995

Box 20: folder 31
Correspondence with Therese Heyman
1991-1994

Box 20: folder 32
News from the Oakland Museum - "Seeing Straight: The f.64 Revolution in Photography"
1992

Box 20: folder 33
Correspondence with Georgine MacGarvey regarding exhibition at The Equinox hotel
2003-2005

Box 20: folder 34
Art Exhibitions - Curatorial Assistance Inc. - correspondence with Graham Howe
1995-1996

Box 20: folder 35
Correspondence with H. Travers Newton
1997

Box 20: folder 36
Farm Friends - Advance reading copies, printed drafts (3 folders)
2007

Box 21: folder 1a-1c
Farm Friends - Chelsea Green publishing catalog
2008

Box 21: folder 2
Farm Friends - printers' spread (2 folders)
ca. 2006

Box 21: folder 3-4
Farm Friends - correspondence - Stephen Lerner
2006

Box 21: folder 5
Farm Friends - draft with Stephen Lerner comments, p. 1-102
2006

Box 21: folder 6
Farm Friends - draft with Stephen Lerner comments, p. 103-202
2006

Box 21: folder 7
Farm Friends - draft with Stephen Lerner comments, p. 203-end
2006

Box 21: folder 8
Farm Friends - proposal and draft text
1993

Box 21: folder 9
Farm Friends - project description/proposal, sample text
1990s

Box 21: folder 10
Farm Friends - "original manuscript" p. 1-103
2004

Box 21: folder 11
Farm Friends - "original manuscript" p. 104-209
2004

Box 21: folder 12
Farm Friends - "original manuscript" p. 210-337
2004

Box 21: folder 13
Farm Friends - typescript, with editorial comments, p. 1-98
2003

Box 21: folder 14
Farm Friends - typescript, with editorial comments, p. 146-234
2003

Box 21: folder 15
Farm Friends - typescript, with editorial comments, p. 235-325
2003

Box 21: folder 16
Farm Friends - typescript - I. "In the Beginning"
2003

Box 21: folder 17
Farm Friends - typescript - II. "Garden of Eden"
2003

Box 21: folder 18
Farm Friends - typescript - III. "Afterlife"
2003

Box 21: folder 19
Farm Friends - typescript, "post-permissions," p. 1-123
2007

Box 21: folder 20
Farm Friends - typescript, "post-permissions," p. 124-241
2007

Box 21: folder 21
Series 4: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
[1980-1995]


Series 4 contains material specific to Fels' graduate studies in the History of Art at Williams College, and subsequent fellowship and employment activities.

Graduate school programs and internships - research, brochures
1980-1983

Box 22: folder 1
Museum brochures, newspaper clippings
1980-1984

Box 22: folder 2
Employment search - correspondence
1980-1981

Box 22: folder 3
Williams College - administrative documents, Clark Art Institute Annual Report
1980-1983

Box 22: folder 4
Williams College - graduate school application, personal statement
1981

Box 22: folder 5
Williams College - correspondence
1981-1985

Box 22: folder 6
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
ca. 1983

Box 22: folder 7
Employment and fellowship applications - notes, notebook
1983-1984

Box 22: folder 8
Resume - drafts and notes
1984

Box 22: folder 9
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1984

Box 22: folder 10
Resume - drafts and notes
1984-1989

Box 22: folder 11
Proposals and inquiries - correspondence, research
1985

Box 22: folder 12
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1985

Box 22: folder 13
Chester Dale Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art - application, articles, correspondence
1985-1987

Box 22: folder 14
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1985-1996

Box 22: folder 15
Employment applications - correspondence, research
1987-1989

Box 22: folder 16
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1990-1991

Box 22: folder 17
Harvard University Art Museums - employment correspondence
1991-1993

Box 22: folder 18
Smithsonian Institute - employment application and correspondence - use copy
1991

Box 22: folder 19
Smithsonian Institute - employment application and correspondence [RESTRICTED]
1991

Box 22: folder 20
Employment - correspondence, notes, research
1991-1992

Box 22: folder 21
Transcripts, test scores [RESTRICTED]
1969-1983

Box 22: folder 22
Rockefeller - Warren Weaver Fellows Program - application, correspondence
1992

Box 23: folder 1
Research copy - Library of Congress - employment applications
1992

Box 23: folder 2
Library of Congress - employment applications [RESTRICTED]
1992

Box 23: folder 3
Williams College - alumni office and graduate program correspondence
1992

Box 23: folder 4
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - administrative documents, brochures, newsletters
1992-1993

Box 23: folder 5
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - administrative forms, handbooks, notes
1992-1993

Box 23: folder 6
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - correspondence, notes
1992-1993

Box 23: folder 7
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - student papers, evaluations [RESTRICTED]
1993

Box 23: folder 8
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - correspondence with students [RESTRICTED]
1993

Box 23: folder 9
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - administrative forms, schedules
1993

Box 23: folder 10
Vermont College of Norwich University - MFA program - research bibliography
n.d.

Box 23: folder 11
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1993-1995

Box 23: folder 12
Center for Creative Photography - Ansel Adams Research Fellowship - application materials and correspondence
1993-1995

Box 23: folder 13
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1196-1999

Box 23: folder 14
Employment applications - correspondence, resumes, notes
1997-2002

Box 23: folder 15
Employment applications - correspondence, notes
1999-2000

Box 23: folder 16
Columbia University - National Arts Journalism Program - application materials and correspondence
2001-2002

Box 23: folder 17
Fellowships and Williams College graduate program - newsletters, updates, correspondence
1994-2004

Box 23: folder 18
Biographical statements, resumes, notes
n.d.-2008

Box 23: folder 19

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Art and photography
  • Art historians
  • Art museum curators
  • Bennington (Vt.)
  • Communal living -- Massachusetts -- Montague
  • Counterculture--United States--History--20th century
  • Famous Long Ago archive
  • Fels, Thomas Weston
  • Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
  • Nineteen Sixties
  • Photography--Exhibitions
  • Photography--United States
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • Studies in the history of art (Williamstown, Mass.)
  • Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
  • Williams College Museum of Art

Genre terms
  • Exhibition catalogs


Appendix A: Exhibitions, projects and publications list
Exhibitions
  • Carleton Watkins, Photographer, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1983
  • Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion, Images from the Philadelphia Years, SUNY/Albany, NY; Berkshire Museum, MA, 1985
  • America in Transition: Benton and his Contemporaries, 1920-1940, Williams College Museum of Art, MA, 1985
  • Destruction and Destiny, The Photographs of A. J. Russell, Berkshire Museum, MA; Wesleyan University, CT; Middlebury College, VT, 1987
  • Rube Goldberg, Drawings and Cartoons, Williams College Museum of Art, 1987
  • O Say Can You See: American Photographs 1839-1939; Photography from the Collection of George R. Rinhart, Berkshire Museum, MA; Bowdoin College, ME, 1989
  • From Mill to Museum: History and Change at the Marshall Street Complex, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; School of Architecture, R.P.I, NY, 1989
  • Samuel Butler, Photographer, with related symposium and supporting exhibition "Photography and Art History," Clark Art Institute, MA, 1989-90
  • Carleton Watkins: Western Landscape and the Classical Vision, Getty Museum, CA, 1990 Comrades and Cameras: Photographs from Latvia and Other Soviet Republics, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, 1991
  • Classic Cities: The Art of Athens and Rome in Photographs of the Nineteenth Century, Berkshire Museum, MA, 1991; Dahesh Museum, New York, 1996
  • Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Crocker Art Museum; Laguna Art Museum, CA, co-curator, 1992
  • Art and Invention: The Work of George A. C. Holt (1902-1988), Bennington College, VT, 1994 A la Pintura: Artists Books by Robert Motherwell, Bennington College, VT, 1994
  • Sculpture at Naumkeag: Celebrating Great American Sculpture in One of America's Beautiful Gardens, The Trustees of Reservations, MA, 1994
  • After Strange Gods: Prints of Edvard Munch and Paul Gauguin, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1994 Portraits of the Artist: Portraits and Self-portraits of Nineteenth Century French Artists, in Prints, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1994
  • Yet In Memory: Gifts to the Department of Prints and Drawings from the Late Jeffrey Shedd, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1994
  • Documents and Dreams: Drawings and Prints of Eugene Delacroix, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1995 Curator's Choice: Works Acquired by Rafael Fernandez, Curator of Prints and Drawings, 1975-1994, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1995
  • Old and New: Photographs from the Collection of the Clark Art Institute, Clark Art Institute, 1995
  • Photographs of Alice Burr: A California Pictorialist Rediscovered, Wesleyan University, 1998; University of Maryland, 2001; California Historical Society, 2005; Santa. Barbara Museum of Art, 2006
  • Luigi Lucioni: A Centenary Retrospective, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, 2000
  • Napoleon in Egypt: History, Archaeology and Art, SVAC, Manchester, 2000
  • Art & Soul: Artists of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, 1922-1950, SVAC, Manchester, 2001
  • Yester Years: Artists of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, 1950-2000, SVAC, Manchester, 2001
  • Artists as Travelers, Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, 2001; SVAC, 2002
  • Fire and Ice: Treasures from the Photograph Collection of Frederic Church at Olana, Dahesh Museum, New York, 2002, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2002-3
  • The Vermont Experiment: Helen and Scott Nearing at Forest Farm, Stratton Foundation and Wild Root Arts, Brattleboro, VT, 2002
  • Fine Art: Exceptional Works from the Collection of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, SVAC, 2002
  • Patsy Santo: Paintings and Watercolors, Patsy Santo Paintings Trust, Bennington, VT, 2002
  • Pleissner, Connaway, Lucioni, SVAC, 2002
  • Nature Personified: Prints from John James Audubon's Classic 'Quadrupeds of North America, SVAC, 2003
  • Brother Thomas: Earth, Spirit, Fire - The Ceramics of Brother Thomas Bezanson, SVAC, 2003 Jenny Holzer: Truisms, SVAC, 2003-
  • Eleanor Lanahan By Herself, (to accompany 'Zelda By Herself'), SVAC, 2004
  • Pat Adams: Paintings, The Bennington Museum, 2004
  • Gardens and Flowers from the Permanent Collection, (to accompany 'American Garden Legacy'), SVAC, 2004
  • Fusion Prints: The Gotham Series - Extraordinary Images of an Exceptional City, SVAC, 2004; Cooper Union, NY, 2004; Hall of Science, Queens, 2005; Tufts University, 2005; Rutgers University, 2008
  • Working Vermont: Land and Life from the Permanent Collection of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, (co-curator), SVAC 2004
  • Ray Bub: Ceramics, SVAC, 2004
  • In the Moment: The Still Life Paintings of Joseph Ablow, Janet Fish, and David Rohn, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 2005
  • Joan Griswold: Paintings, The Bennington Museum, 2005
  • Berta Burr: Paintings, The Bennington Museum, 2005
  • Further exhibitions, 2005 and after: Jan Lourie, Patsy Santo, Frank Howard, Four Sculptors, Judy Kniffin, Robert Truskowski, Ken Leslie (Northeast); Alice Burr (San Francisco and Santa Barbara).
Books
  • O Say Can You See, American Photographs 1839-1939, MIT Press, 1989
  • Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography, (with Therese Heyman and David Travis), Roberts Rinehart, 1992
  • Catalogue of Photography, The Cleveland Museum of Art, contributor, 1996
  • Carleton Watkins, J. Paul Getty Museum, In Focus series, contributor, 1997
  • Sotheby's Guide to Photographs, 1998
  • Poets and Pioneers, Fifty Lives in the History of Bennington, Bennington Banner and Town of Bennington, 1999
  • Fire and Ice: Treasures from the Photograph Collection of Frederic Church at Olana, Cornell University Press, 2002 (nominated for Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award, College Art Association, and Philip Johnson Award, Society of Architectural Historians)
  • Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond, RSI / Chelsea Green, 2008 (received an Eric Hoffer Award for excellence in independent publishing)
Selected Essays, Articles and Reviews
  • "Carleton E. Watkins: Photographer of the American West," Picturescope, Spring 1984
  • "Pat Adams," Arts (NY), Summer 1984
  • "Landscape and the Partition of Photography," Print Collectors Newsletter (PCN), Nov-Dec 1985
  • "Inherence/Inheritance: From Canyon de Chelle to Wall Street," PCN, March-April 1986
  • "Sun Gardens, Victorian Photographs by Anna Atkins,"History of Photography, Fall 1986
  • "Eadweard Muybridge in Guatemala, 1875: The Photographer as Social Recorder," PCN Jan-Feb 1988
  • "The Pane of It All," (restoring the stained glass of Harvard's Memorial Hall), Boston Business, Feb-March 1988
  • "Regionalism by Choice," Bostonia, March-April 1988
  • "Western Culture's Place in the Sun," Bostonia, May-June 1988
  • "Landscapes of Desire: Photography and the Corporation," PCN, May-June 1988
  • "A Transatlantic Collaboration," Bulletin of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Spring/Summer 1988
  • "Thomas Krens: An Interview," PCN, July-August 1988
  • "Images and Events: Photography as an American Art," PCN, March-April 1989
  • "Reconstructing the Language of Art," Bulletin of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Fall 1989
  • "Phyllis Lambert, An Interview," PCN, Nov-Dec 1989
  • "The Pleasures of Drawing," Bostonia, May-June 1990
  • "Sakhalin," (picture research), Bostonia, May-June 1990
  • "The Photographs of Samuel Butler: A Self-portrait," PCN, July-August 1990
  • "Photography and Art History: Symposium Report," Visual Resources, Vol.VII, 1990
  • "Student and Teacher: An Interview with John Walsh and Julius Held," PCN, Nov-Dec 1990
  • "Firenze Lucida: Photographs by Lucy Cobos," Bostonia, Jan-Feb 1991
  • "Undecisive Moments: New Perspectives on Photography in Nineteenth-century America," PCN, March-April 1992
  • "Walking Into History," Bostonia, Summer 1992
  • "Lands Wide Open," Art in America, Nov 1992
  • "Hope and Fear, Unity and Division," PCN, March-April 1993
  • "Signifyin' a Nation: Kitchen Comedies and Other Discoveries of a Post-modern Provacateur," PCN, September-October 1995
  • "California Roundup," "Angling Olmsted," and other pieces, On Paper magazine, Winter and Spring issues, 1997
  • "Narratives of Paradise," On Paper, Fall 1997
  • "St. Cloud, 1926," The Mind's Eye, Spring 1999
  • "Radical in the Berkshires," Berkshires Week, July 1999
  • "The Dhurrie in Depth," Design Times, October-November 2000
  • "The Stones of Venice," Design Times, March-April 2001
  • "Economy: Thoreau at the Millenium," The Mind's Eye, Fall 2001
  • "Fourth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show," Sculpture magazine, Jan-Feb 2002
  • "Paper Bridges: Photography and History in Woodstock," Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY 2003
  • "Narrative of Surprising Conversions: Irv in New York," The Mind's Eye, Spring, 2003
  • "Roger Fenton's 'Flowers and Fruit,'" Gastronomica, Summer, 2004
  • Introduction to Elizabeth Hapgood, Heirs of Fission, Pioneers of Fusion, 2005
  • Introduction and afterword to new edition of Steve Diamond, What the Trees Said, 2006
  • "Troubled Prophet: The Life & Death of Michael Metelica," The Mind's Eye, Spring, 2006
  • "A friend who revealed what the trees said," Hill Country Observer, September 2006
  • "War Correspondents: The Vietnam-era letters of John Merson and Marshall Bloom," Amherst, Fall 2009
  • "The Ceramics of Karen Karnes," The Walloomsac Review, Vol. 3, May 2010
  • "Shirley Jackson, Novels and Stories," The Walloomsac Review, Vol. 5, May 2011
  • "Presence in the Barn: Jon Maslow in the Sixties," in Schlepper, Clara Maslow, ed., iUniverse, 2011
  • "David Rohn: Paintings," Brattleboro Reformer, 2012
  • "The Reverend Billy Project: From rehearsal hall to super mall," The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2012
Catalogs
  • Carleton Watkins, Photographer, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1983
  • Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion, SUNY/Albany, NY, 1985
  • Thomas Hart Benton/Frank Lloyd Wright, Studies in the History of Art III, Williams College Museum of Art, MA, 1985
  • Destruction and Destiny, The Photographs of A. J. Russell, Berkshire Museum, MA, 1987
  • Comrades and Cameras, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, 1991
  • The Park-McCullough House, Park-McCullough House Association, VT, 1998
  • Photographs of Alice Burr, Alice Burr Trust, 1998
  • Charles Turrill's 'Greatest Hobby, for Documenting Eden, Society of California Pioneers, 2005
Selected Public Lectures
  • Art and exhibition-related: Addison Gallery of American Art, Albany Institute of History and Art, Bennington Museum, Boston Athenaeum, Clark Art Institute, Historic Deerfield, J. Paul Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Middlebury College, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Wesleyan University
  • Organized Duchamp to Gehry: 20th Century American Art and Architecture, History of Art Timeline Series, SVAC, Winter 2005. Lecturers included faculty from Dartmouth, Skidmore, and Williams Colleges.
  • Talks and lectures on contemporary history: Middlebury Public Library / Vermont Humanities Council lecture series (2006); Annual symposium on social change, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005, 2007); readings from Farm Friends (2008): bookstores, schools, radio and television in the Northeast and Washington, DC.
  • Featured on local television shows focusing on culture and the arts: Patsy Santo, Frank Howard, Shirley Jackson, arts and development.
Reviews of Work
  • Significant notices and reviews of Fels' work have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the CBS Evening News, as well as Art New England, Bostonia, the Print Collector's Newsletter, and other local and regional publications.

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