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Georgiana Goddard King papers


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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Bryn Mawr College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Georgiana Goddard King graduated from Bryn Mawr College with an A.B. in 1896. She was a philosophy fellow in 1897 and a fellow in English in 1897-98. She studied for a year in France and then taught in Miss Graham's School, New York City, until 1906. She returned to Bryn Mawr College in 1906 as a Reader in English, and in 1911 she became Lecturer in History of Art and Comparitive Literature. In 1913 she founded the college's History of Art Department and became its first chair. She continued to teach at Bryn Mawr College until 1935 when she retired to California where she lived until her death in 1939. She was an occasional traveling companion of M. Carey Thomas and a friend of Gertrude Stein. She was an acknowledged authority in the field of art history, and in particular the art of Spain.

The Georgiana Goddard King papers house the personal papers of Georgiana Goddard King, Bryn Mawr class of 1896 and former professor of art history at the college. The collection is from circa 1874-1939, and consists of handwritten notes on art subjects, correspondence, and publications.

The collection consists of two series: "Series I: Handwritten notes on various topics" and "Series II: Miscellaneous correspondence, biographical material and publications."

"Series I: Handwritten notes on various topics" contains King's notes on various art subjects, including Spanish painters, early Italian painters, church frescoes, Turkish poetry, wooden architecture of the North. There are also some art history papers (not by King) along with the rest of the King material. Finally, it contains a MS for a Portuguese notebook. "Series II: Miscellaneous correspondence, biographical material, and publications" contains an incomplete listing of publications; materials concerning King's friendship with Gertrude Stein; various publications; and obituaries and memorials.

King founded the History of Art department at Bryn Mawr and was an acknowledged authority in the field of art history, in particular the art of Spain. This collection provides unique insight into King's notes. It would be useful for art history students and researchers, especially those interested in the art of Spain and Italy.

Exact provenance for these materials is unrecorded. Much appears to have been left behind upon King's retirement from the college. Other materials have been transfered to the college archives in the ensuing years.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Lorett Treese, Melissa Torquato, Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Georgiana Goddard King papers are the physical property of Bryn Mawr College's Special Collections Department. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Collection Inventory

Beatus et al.
Box 1 Folder 1
Two Ecologues of Juan Del Encima.
Box 1 Folder 2
Early Spanish Painting.
Box 1 Folder 3
Spanish Painting.
Box 1 Folder 4
Catelan Painting.
Box 1 Folder 5
Box 1 Folder 6
Box 1 Folder 7
Box 1 Folder 8
Valencia Cathedrale.
Box 1 Folder 9
Spaniards in Italy.
Box 1 Folder 10 Box 1 Folder 9
Juan de Flandas and Granada Cupboard.
Box 1 Folder 11
Spanish Painting in the Golden Age.
Box 1 Folder 12
Box 1 Folder 13
The Picaresque.
Box 1 Folder 14
Coplas de Mauriques.
Box 1 Folder 15
The Drama: Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderon.
Box 1 Folder 16
The Divine Morales.
Box 1 Folder 17
Box 1 Folder 18
Mystics: Greco.
Box 1 Folder 19
Capilla de S. Blas, and miscellaneous notes.
Box 1 Folder 20
Box 1 Folder 21
The Grail.
Box 1 Folder 22
Miscellaneous Notes.
Box 2 Folder 23
First andSecond Romanesque.
Box 2 Folder 24
The East and Tuscany.
Box 2 Folder 25
Box 2 Folder 26
Italian Painting -- Introduction.
Box 2 Folder 27
Florentine Humanism in the Quatrocento.
Box 2 Folder 28
Box 2 Folder 29
Early Italian -- Miscellaneous.
Box 2 Folder 30
Church Frescos before Assissi.
Box 2 Folder 31
Introductory Notes to Art.
Box 2 Folder 32
Box 2 Folder 33
Free Equilibrium.
Box 2 Folder 34
Box 2 Folder 35
Jacopo Della Quercia.
Box 2 Folder 36
Southern Italy.
Box 2 Folder 37
Giovanni Di Paolo.
Box 2 Folder 38
Box 2 Folder 39
Turkish Poetry.
Box 2 Folder 40
Arab Commerce with Northern Europe.
Box 2 Folder 41
Wooden Architecture of the North.
Box 2 Folder 42
Art History papers (not by King) found with King material.
Box 2 Folder 43
Ms for Portugese Notebook.
Box 2 Folder 44

Incomplete listing of publications.
Box 3 Folder 1
re GGK and Gertrude Stein friendship.
Box 3 Folder 2
Box 3 Folder 3
"French Figure Sculpture on some Early Spanish Churches", 1915.
Box 3 Folder 4
Faculty appointment extract, 1916.
Box 3 Folder 5
"Note on tne So-called Horse-shoe Architecture of Spain", 1916.
Box 3 Folder 6
"Three Notes on Capitals", 1916.
Box 3 Folder 7
"Three Unknown Churches in Spain", 1918.
Box 3 Folder 8
Letters to Delphine Darby, 1920-1939.
Box 3 Folder 9
"Italian Painting of the Renaissance", 1933-34.
Box 3 Folder 10
Obituaries and memorials.
Box 3 Folder 11
"Heart of Spain" Correspondence, 1939-1940.
Box 3 Folder 12
GGK description by D. Darby, 1989-1990.
Box 3 Folder 13
"Iconography," (notes for?).
Box 3 Folder 14
Box 3 Folder 15
"The Cardona Tomb of Bellpuig".
Box 3 Folder 16

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