To continue the fruit theme, here is one of … I. McKinstry, E. Richard. This volume is a guide to the holdings of the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera and the Winterthur Archives. Manuscripts, American—Catalogs. P112 The Winterthur Library: Winterthur Archives. Jeanne Solensky is a librarian and the interim head of the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera and the Winterthur Archives, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. It was initially operated out of the office of Winterthur’s first director, Charles F. Montgomery, by M. Elinor Betts, whose chief responsibility at Winterthur was editorial in nature. to a wide, international audience, this guide is Winterthur’s first foray into the technology of online publishing. A key member of the curatorial team, the successful applicant will be a dynamic and innovative textile historian with a deep knowledge of textiles and textile history. © 2003 by The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Jane Whitehead to Ralph Whitehead, n.d., Joseph Downs Collection, Winterthur, Byrdcliffe Collection, Series VIII, Box 8, Folder 1, Letters from Byrd to Whitehead, undated. 2003 2003. by Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts & Printed … In much the same way that Winterthur’s museum, garden, and library relate to one another, the contents of Winterthur’s library departments are complementary. 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware 19735. The Joseph Downs Collection of. Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur Library Col. 9 68×164.595. From the Winterthur website: “Named for Winterthur’s first curator, the Downs Collection contains about 3,000 record groups…including personal and business accounts in the form of diaries, family papers, tax records, and letter books of craftspeople and merchants. Its holdings consist of the du Pont family’s personal papers and business records relating to the estate, the majority of which are twentieth-century documents. IV. (Betts had earlier served as Downs’s secretary.) Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735. 6. Downs consists almost exclusively of primary research materials, including personal and business accounts in the form of diaries, family papers, tax records, and letter books of craftspeople and merchants. Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735. Winterthur, DE — Tuesday, JUN 18; 2019 Tour Hub. (Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur Library.) Creator: Benjamin West Title: Papers This approach to research—remarkable during the early twentieth century but commonplace today—prompted Winterthur’s board of trustees, at the urging of WPEAC graduate and longtime Winterthur staff member John Sweeney, to name the collection after Downs. On the menu for the restaurant, special offerings for the day have been written in by hand. Telephone: 302-888-4600 or 800-448-3883 . Initially it served Winterthur staff and students in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPEAC)—a graduate-level course jointly sponsored by Winterthur and the University of Delaware. Guide to the Winterthur Library : the Joseph Downs Collection and the Winterthur Archives . Some years later both the book and fiche were updated with a supplement. Born in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, in 1895, Downs graduated from the Boston Museum School in 1921 and then worked as an assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Items from individuals famous in American history rest alongside materials from people who led routine lives, yet still contributed to the development of the country. 2003 2003. by Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts & Printed … (function () { In addition to monographs, rare books, serials, and trade catalogs, the Collection of Printed Books and Periodicals offers currently published periodicals as well as auction and exhibition catalogues. Located near Wilmington, Delaware, Winterthur evolved from a comparatively modest family dwelling constructed in 1839 on an estate of 450 acres into a large mansion on an expanse of some 2,400 acres. Downs enjoyed a reputation as a distinguished scholar, in part because he was interested in consulting as many primary resources as he could for his writings. Recognizing the interdependence of its three important components, the institution is now known as Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Return to Winterthur Library Research Guides. 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