Edwin C. Rae Papers, 1929-1999
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Brief Description: Papers of Edwin Carter Rae (1911-2002), Professor of Art History (1939-1942, 1947-1979), Chairman of Art History Department (1954-79), Chief of Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section of the United States Army of Occupation in Bavaria, Germany (1945-47), contain biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, course syllabi, notes, assignments and exams from Harvard University (1930- 1942), Brown University (1938- 39), and the University of Illinois (1939-78), administrative records, Master of Arts preliminary and qualifying exams, photographs, negatives, drawings, moulding drawings, illustrated postcards, 35 millimeter Kodachrome slides, glass plate slides, architectural stone samples, published and unpublished articles, drafts of articles, and research notes, concerning art history and the teaching of art history, medieval ecclesiastical, agricultural, and sepulchral architecture and sculpture of Ireland, Europe, and the Americas, especially St. Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin), travel in Europe and the Americas, Latin American Studies, local politics, and work for the United States military regarding the restitution of artwork confiscated by Nazis in World War II.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/3/26
Volume: 15.2 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/01/2010.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1203026.pdf
Arrangement: By type of material; alphabetically and chronologically thereunder.
Access Restrictions: none
Subject Index
Art History
Faculty Papers
Ireland - Art and Literature
World War II
World War II - Military Operations
Related Materials: The Irish Art Research Centre at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, manages another Edwin Rae Collection containing approximately 3,000 photographs, dating to circa 1930-1970 relating to Irish Later Medieval (c.1250-1600AD) tomb sculpture, wayside crosses, architecture and architectural detailing. For more information please see http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/7138.