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A listing of research institutions where personal, family and Busyhaus archival records and artifacts have been donated for the purpose of study and documentation. When applicable additional materials will continue to be made at these institutions.
A. BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Artifacts, books, documents & prints donated from my personal collection and those by the wood engraver, Michael McCurdy and other fine printers & book artists, etc. Contact: Boston Public Library, Special Collections, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. 02116. Phone: 617-536-5400 & Special Collections, phone: 617-859-2141 or www.bpl.org
B. FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hauser family archive of donated artifacts, documents, photographs, & several dedicated exhibition, etc. Oil & watercolor paintings by Henry H. Hauser (1887-1956), Albert H. Hauser (1918-2001), & Robert A. Hauser (1942- ). Donation and funds are in memory of Grace F. Sullivan-Hauser (1915-2000). Contact: Falmouth Historical Society & Museum on the Green. 55-56 Palmer Avenue, P.O. Box 174, Falmouth, MA. 02540, phone: 508-548-4857 or museumsonthegreen.org/.
C. MATTAPOISETT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
In 1982 I became a staff member at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and rented a second floor apartment at 5 Cannon Street, Mattapoisett, MA. For some four years I sailed a Herreshoff 12 1/2 in Mattapoisett Harbor. Donations of artifacts, documents, photographs, etc. continue to be made. Contact: Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street, P.O. Box 535, Mattapoisett, MA. 02739, phone: 508-548-4857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
D. THOMAS DODD RESEARCH CENTER
A lifetime collection of historical and international archive documentating papermakers and papermaking that include specimens by hand and decorative papermakers, papermaking artifacts, books, keepsakes, documents, artworks, etc. Two primary collections include: Paper on Paper that includes the Biographical & Busyhaus Business Records. The second collection is the 1985 limited edition publication titled: Face to Face: Twelve American Wood Engravers, Co-Published by R. Hauser (Busyhaus Press) & M. McCurdy, (Penmaen Press). Contact: Thomas Dodd Research Center & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraries, 405 Babbidge Road, U-1205, Storrs, CT. 06269-1205, phone: 860-486-4508 or www.doddcenter.uconn.edu.
E. HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND
Historic New England was founded in 1910 with the purpose of preserving the regions historic structures and antiquities. Busyhaus in 2020 donated a research library collection of books and catalogues about the history of European and American picture frames. A curator stated, “… the collection will be useful in determining a period frames authenticity and accuracy when solving the framing of artworks.” Contact: Historic New England, Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114-2702, Phone: 617-227-3956, info@HistoricNewEngland.org.
F. THE HUNTER FIGUREHEAD ARCHIVE
Richard Hunter, a ship’s figurehead historian formed about 1981 an international figurehead archive that by 2021 includes some 800 books, documents and over 100,000 photographic images of maritime figureheads. In 2004 Busyhaus donated a research library comprised of books & documents to The Hunter Figurehead Archive. As Hunter notes: “… the materials you have given me has been of great help, in the understanding of the subject, and the American perspective.” Contact: Richard Hunter, 15 Aughton Avenue, Near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26-3XB, United Kingdom, www.figureheads.com/uk/biography.
G. THE PHILLIPS ACADEMY & ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART
The shadow box assemblage artist, Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was a student at Phillips Academy founded in 1778. Busyhaus in 2020 donated to the Phillips Academy library a research collection of books, correspondence, exhibit catalogues, and ephemera about Joseph Cornell. Including a unique portfolio about him published in 1976 by the Leo Castelli Gallery. Contact: Phillips Academy, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA. 01810. Phone: 978-749-4230, www.addision.andover.edu
H. HARVARD ART MUSEUMS
In 2018 when fabricating the Busyhaus art assemblage, “Missing Masterpieces”a found painter’s case was used containing a palette of mixed colors, spatula, bottle of Martin F. Weber Co. (founded 1887) drying oil, tubes of flake white, lampblack oil and assorted brushes. This included a unique bottle of Weber’s, Salamander Restorative oils which were donated to the Straus Center for Conservation towards their study and collection of vintage artists pigments and materials, etc. Contact: Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. 02138, Phone: 617-495-9400, www.harvardartmuseum.org
I. DUBLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The American artist, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was associated with the 1995 founding of the New Hampshire, Friends of the Dublin Art Colony. In 1996 the Monadnock Art, Annual Open Studio Tours were first initiated. In 2018 a Busyhaus, Rockwell Kent collection of books and documents by him and other scholars were donated to the Dublin Historical Society, founded in 1920. Including a framed 1933 original wood engraving (one of 150 proofs printed) by Kent of the print named “Female Figure Reading a Book.” Contact: Dublin Historical Society, P.O. Box 415, Dublin, N.H., 03444. Phone: 603-563-8545, email@example.com Refer RK archives at the Plattsburgh Art Museum, New York.
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