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Gerda Peterich Papers

An inventory of her papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Peterich, Gerda.
Title: Gerda Peterich Papers
Dates: 1920-1990
Size: 23 linear feet
Abstract: Photographs and negatives, writings, printed matter, and other material relating to Gerda Peterich's career as a photographer of dance and architecture as well as art history lecturer and Photographic Archives director at Syracuse University
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Gerda Peterich

Gerda Peterich (1906-1974) was a lecturer in art history and director of the Photographic Archives at Syracuse University from 1964 to 1968. During her career she was a photographer of dances and dancers and a staff photographer for Dance Magazine. She was an associate in research at the George Eastman House and was well known as a photographer of architecture, especially cobblestone structures.

Gerda Anna Margarete Peterich was born in Munich, Germany, on March 9, 1906. Her mother was a pianist, and her father was a sculptor and professor of fine arts. She had three brothers and a sister, all gifted artistically. The family moved to Italy soon after Peterich was born, seeking a more liberal atmosphere for the children. Peterich's schooling took place in Germany where she studied at the Odenwaldschule from 1919 to 1922. She studied piano with Lili Kroeber-Asche at the State Conservatory of Music in Stuttgart from 1930 to 1933. Despite her early interest in music, an injury to her shoulder prevented her from pursuing a musical career.

In 1936, Peterich went to the island of Hiddensee to think through her interests in gardening, architecture, and photography and to decide on her life's work. She returned from her week of contemplation and announced that photography was where she would place her major efforts. From the summer of 1937 through the winter of 1939 she studied photography at the Photographische Lehranstalt des Lette-Vereins in Berlin and passed the state examination cum laude. While in Berlin Peterich met and married Dr. Kurt Robert Mattusch, Economic Counsellor for the U.S. State Department at the American Consulate General.

In August 1939, Peterich and her lifelong friend Elisabeth (Lilly) Hoffmann sailed for America on the next to last ship to leave Germany before World War II. Shortly thereafter, Peterich and her husband separated.

Faced with the task of earning a living in an unfamiliar environment, Peterich established a photographic studio at 332 West 50th Street in New York, where she specialized in portraiture and dance. She also taught for two and a half years at The School of Modern Photography. During the period from 1940 through 1946 Peterich made a name for herself as a photographer of dance and dancers and became a staff photographer for Dance Magazine. Among her subjects were Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Pearl Primas, Jane Dudley, Ruth St. Denis, Jerome Robbins, Bambi Lynn, Pearl Lang, and Hanya Holm. Peterich's aim was "the interpretation of the dancer's personality, the dancer's personal style, or a special dance." In 1950, she resumed photographing dancers, but primarily with ballet, while her earlier work was with modern dancers. While on the staff of Dance Magazine she also worked freelance, doing magazine, commercial and portrait photography.

In 1946, Peterich accepted a position as visiting lecturer at Ohio University where she also attended school. On August 7, 1948, she was awarded a BFA from Ohio. During this period she became head of the department of photography.

In 1950, Peterich moved to Rochester, New York, and began working towards her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Rochester, concentrating on the history of architecture and the history of photography. The MA degree she received on June 7, 1957, was the first in the history of photography as an art form to be granted in the United States. Her thesis, "The Calotype in France and its Use in Architectural Documentation," combined her lifelong interests in architecture and photography.

While pursuing her master's degree Peterich worked a variety of jobs. She again freelanced as a photographer and documented the architecture of the Utica area for Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. In the summer of 1958, she co-chaired a four-day tour of the Geneva/Rochester/Finger Lakes area and the Corning Glass Works with Harley McKee, an architectural historian and professor at Syracuse University. Peterich also became an Associate in Research at the George Eastman House, where she designed at least two traveling exhibitions, one on the history of photography and the other on nineteenth-century architectural photographs. Peterich was also a staff writer for Image, the Eastman House journal, and wrote a lead article about the architectural exhibition in 1958.

While studying for her master's degree, Peterich began researching and photographing cobblestone architecture. In 1955 she created a circulating photograph exhibit, "Cobblestone Architecture of Upstate New York," and presented a paper to the Central New York chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, which was subsequently published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (vol. 15, no. 2). She continued to photograph cobblestone architecture for the rest of her life. In 1978, Syracuse University Press posthumously published her book, Cobblestone Landmarks of New York State. It notes, "Gerda Peterich's photographs are the soul of this book...Brought up in an artistic environment, she learned the special qualities of stone while watching her father at work in his studio and on long walks with him through the countryside."

In 1957, the George Eastman House gave Peterich a retrospective show, entitled, "Twenty Years of Photography." The show, which included portraits and images of dance, clouds, water, wildflowers, cobblestone architecture and churches of Utica, New York, also appeared at the Siembah Gallery in Boston in 1961.

During her New York City days Peterich shared an apartment with her childhood friend, Lilly Hoffmann, who became a weaver of great distinction. In 1950, Hoffman purchased a house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, and in 1959, Peterich moved there to once again share a home with her friend. In a 1959 Christmas letter she wrote, "...everything was planning for New Hampshire. Through many years I spent my vacations there with my good friend Lilly Hoffmann. I was beginning to grow roots here - it was what I had waited for. And now I am here, loving it, happy, leading the creative life which is happiness. As I write to you I sit in my studio which last year still was Lilly's barn, looking out of my big window over our grounds which terminate in a granite stone wall, pine trees beyond. There are tufts of snow on the ground and the sky is brilliantly blue."

After moving to New Hampshire Peterich lectured on fine arts at the New England College in Henniker. She began work towards a Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Boston University in the summer of 1961 and attended a seminar in American Architecture at Harvard University in the summer of 1962. She was on leave in 1963-64 with a stipend to work on her Ph.D.

In a March 14, 1964, memorandum to Frank Piskor, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Syracuse University, Laurence Schmeckebier, Dean of the School of Art, wrote, "While in Baltimore I also met Gerda Peterich, a distinguished artist and photographer,...she is German born and educated with a good historical and scholarly background." On May 11th, Peterich received a telegram offering her the position of lecturer in art history at Syracuse University. Scheduled to teach one course on the history of art and one on the history of photography, she was also to be director of the Photographic Archives at the University. She accepted the position and was in Syracuse by September.

Shortly after her arrival an exhibit of Peterich's work went on display at the Lowe Art Gallery at the University. The exhibit grew out of a project commissioned by the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, to document the Victorian architecture of the city and to awaken public awareness of the significance of its buildings.

Peterich also worked on a project documenting the architecture of Merrimack and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire. The project was completed in 1965, and the negatives were deposited at the Library of Congress as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Gerda Peterich taught at Syracuse University until June 1968. She then returned to the New Hampshire she loved and remained there until her death in July 1974.

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Scope and Content Note

The Gerda Peterich Papers are primarily visual in nature and comprised mostly of photographic prints, negatives, and transparencies. Of particular interest are the photographs and negatives of dancers in New York City from 1940-1946 and 1950. This was an active period in modern dance, and Peterich photographed most of the notable dancers of the time. The collection also includes printed material, writings, notes, correspondence, and memorabilia. The collection is arranged into four series:

Personal papers consist of biographical materials about Peterich, her personal photographs and transparencies, notes, memorabilia, and other papers. The photographs and transparencies in this series showcase Peterich's interest in historic architecture and nature.

Prints and negatives contains photographic prints and negatives taken by Peterich. This series includes Peterich's photographs and portraits of dancers and dance troupes who were active at that time.

Subject files consist of clippings, correspondence, notes, writings, and other materials related to Peterich's work, as both a photographer and professor. This series also contains materials related to exhibitions of Peterich's photographs.

Additions includes materials related to Peterich's involvement with the Cobblestone Society and other historic architecture interest groups.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Slideshows of Peterich's photographs may be viewed at the Syracuse University Archives' online exhibition, "Dancing on Cobblestones: The Photography of Gerda Peterich".

Additionally, the University Archives holds clippings and portrait files on Gerda Peterich.

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Selected Search Terms


Peterich, Gerda.
Syracuse University.


Architectural photography.
Nature photography.
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.
Higher education.

Types of material

Black-and-white negatives.
Black-and-white photographs.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Masters theses.
Photographic transparencies.
Programs (documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gerda Peterich Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lilly Hoffmann in 1979, the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in 1992, Dick Case in 2008, and Richard LeRoy in 2021.

Processing Information

Partially processed. Most materials were placed in acid-free housing.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Amy S. Doherty
Date: unknown
Revision history: Revised and EAD finding aid created in 2011; Oct 2021 - One item added; stylistic changes (EMB)

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The bulk of the collection is arranged by and in order of donation. Boxes 3 through 29, from the George Eastman House, were already divided into Prints and negatives and Subject files. Lilly Hoffman's gift as well as some of the oversize packages were formed into the Personal papers series. The Addition series was created to accommodate additional donations.

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Personal papers
Box 1 Biographical material
Box 1 Drawings
Box 1 Lecture notes - great sculptors
Box 1 Memorabilia
Package 9 Memorabilia - wooden studio sign oversize
Package 9 Memorabilia - award plaque: Professional Photographers of America, Inc. National Award oversize
Package 9 Memorabilia - rubber stamps - name and address, etc. oversize
Box 1 Miscellaneous material
Box 1 Notes from lecture
Box 1 Architecture - barns, Orleans County, New York 1972 October
Box 1 Architecture - Chalet Schell, Northfield, Massachusetts, Historical American Buildings Survey
Box 1 Architecture - interiors
Box 1 Architecture - Manchester City Hall; Manchester Mills; Sandwich Church; Walpole, New Hampshire
Box 1 Architecture - unidentified churches, Danvers, Massachusetts; Durham, New Hampshire
Box 1 Architecture - Utica, New York 1950-1956
Box 1 Architecture - Wright, Frank Lloyd House?, Manchester, New York
Package 1 Arts Council of Greater Concord calendar 1972 oversize
Box 2 By others
Box 1 Cape Ann, Rockport, Massachusetts summer 1945
Box 1 Central Park, New York City 1940-1943
Box 1 Children's Home, Athens, Ohio
Package 1 Cobblestone architecture of the Rochester area oversize album
Box 1 Dancers
Box 1 Events - eighteenth annual fair of the League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts 1951 July 31-August 5
Box 1 Events - wochenmarkt in revel 1938
Box 1 Flowers and plants
Box 1 Kleine reportage aus dem froschteish circa 1938 album
Box 1 Landscapes - a portfolio of three prints
Box 1 Landscapes - landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - barns, Orleans County
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - exterior
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - first automobile
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - H.W. Herrick repros. and others
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - interiors
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Jewish community
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - labels
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - museum objects, still life
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - people, groups, historic objects
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - quilts
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - scenic, maps
Box 1 Michigan
Box 1 Miscellaneous
Package 3 Miscellaneous oversize
Box 1 Objects - chests and tables
Box 1 Objects - League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts, miscellaneous crafts
Box 1 Objects - Richard Hooke's wood sculpture
Package 1 Odenwaldschule oversize album
Box 1 Ohio miscellany
Box 1 Ohio, exposure/development set
Package 1 Optische mappe 1937 oversize album
Package 6 [Portfolio] - New York City produce market circa 1920 oversize
Package 2 Portfolio of prints oversize
Box 2 Portraits - Carter children, Christina and Perry
Box 2 Portraits - Carter children, John, Stephen, Elizabeth, Julie B., Robin
Box 2 Portraits - miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box 2 Portraits - miscellaneous Europe
Box 2 Portraits - Segal, Evelyn
Box 2 Students? of Gerda Peterich - James E. Durrell, Jr.
Box 2 Student work
Package 5 Student work [of Gerda Peterich] - "Papiervergleich 1937" oversize
Package 4 Student work [of Gerda Peterich] - [portfolio] "Le paysagede cagnes sur mer" circa 1937-1939 oversize
Package 5 Student work [of Gerda Peterich] - tools oversize
Package 5 Student work [of Gerda Peterich] - vegetables oversize
Box 2 Transparencies - architecture, miscellaneous
Box 2 Transparencies - Cape Cod 1972 October, 1973 September
Box 2 Transparencies - fall 1968 October
Box 2 Transparencies - fall and winter, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
Box 2 Transparencies - flowers in bloom 1972 February-May, 1973 September
Box 2 Transparencies - garden, springtime 1972 May
Box 2 Transparencies - Germany 1968 September
Box 2 Transparencies - Gloucester, Eleanor 1967 August
Box 2 Transparencies - Jasper 1967 August, 1968 March - Peterich's dog
Box 2 Transparencies - Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, Mennonite farm
Box 2 Transparencies - medium format
Box 2 Transparencies - miscellaneous 1971-1972 - waterfall, trees, landscapes, sunsets
Box 2 Transparencies - Pennsylvania, general views, mountain laurel 1970 July
Box 2 Transparencies - Pennsylvania, grasses, grain, flowers, rock, forest 1970 July, 1972 October
Box 2 Transparencies - Pennsylvania, market, museum village, barns, country buildings 1970 July
Box 2 Transparencies - Prince Edward Island 1967 July-August
Box 2 Transparencies - "Slides of my own work, including dancers"
Box 2 Transparencies - water, ice 1968 March, 1968 October
Box 2 Washington Market, New York [City] 1940
Box 2 Printed materials
Box 2 Thesis - "The calotype in France and its use in architectural documentation" 1956 - reproduction
Prints and negatives
Box 3 Animals
Box 3 Frank Lloyd Wright House, Kalil Home
Box 3 Frank Lloyd Wright House, Zimmerman Home
Box 4 Interiors, museum and church
Box 3 Maine
Box 3 Manchester, New Hampshire (2 folders)
Box 3 Manchester, New Hampshire - numbered series
Box 3 New England [either Maine or Vermont] Wedding Cake House, Greek revival church
Box 3 New Hampshire
Box 3 New Hampshire, Merrimack and Hillsborough counties 1964
Box 4 New York State (2 folders)
Box 4 New York State, Rochester, 32 Oliver Street and portr...? C.W.A. - Charlotte Allen book 1
Box 4 New York State, "Trip with Bill" 1969-1970
Box 4 New York State, unidentified building - possibly 32 Oliver St
Box 4 New York State, Utica, secular and domestic
Box 4 Octagon buildings
Box 4 Unidentified
Box 4 Vermont
Box 4 Boat series, North Germany?, Lloyd?, Bremen circa 1937
Box 4 Broom story
Box 4 Brunswick, Maine and vicinity
Box 4 Clouds (2 folders)
Box 4 Commercial negatives
Box 5 Acuna, Maria Teresa
Box 5 Alonso, Alicia
Box 5 Amaya, Carmen
Box 5 Bales, William
Box 5 Ballet international: Carol Percy, Dick Beard, Mary Jane Shae, Viola Essen, Mary Jeanne 1944-1945
Box 5 Ballet Russe
Box 5 Ballet theater
Box 9 Barbara Mettler Dance Group: Marcia Eastman, Cora Miller, Willis Ward, Will Carbo, Barbara Mettler
Box 5 Baronova, Irina
Box 5 Belova, Valentine [Valentina?]
Box 5 Bettis, Valerie 1943 June, undated
Box 5 Bocchino, Matthew 1941 November 12
Box 5 Bolender, Todd
Box 5 Boris, Ruthanna
Box 5 Celli, Vincenzo
Box 5 Chaffee, George - photograph, figurine of a female ballet dancer
Box 5 Chase
Box 5 Chochem, Corinne and Fania
Box 5 Collins, Janet
Box 5 Cunningham, Merce 1952 June 15
Box 6 Dance magazine (2 folders)
Box 6 Dehn, Mura
Box 6 Delakova, Katya and Fred Berk
Box 6 Desca, Eva 1945 November 12
Box 6 The Digetanos
Box 6 Dolin, Anton
Box 6 Draper, Paul 1942 April 7
Box 6 Dudley, Jane
Box 6 Dudley, Jane, "Harmonica breakdown," untitled, 35 MM contacts 1943 February 18
Box 6 Erdman, Jean 1944
Box 6 Erdman, Jean, Dance magazine 1950 March
Box 6 Erdman, Jean, Dance magazine 1957
Box 6 Espenak, Liljan 1941 June, undated
Box 6 Fonaroff, Nina
Box 6 Gae, Nadine
Box 6 Gobez, Aaron
Box 7 Goth, Trudy and Henry Schwarze
Box 7 Goutineau, Felicitas?
Box 7 Graff
Box 7 Graham, Martha, Dance magazine 1957
Box 7 Gregory, Robin
Box 7 Griffith and Wayne
Box 7 Haakon, Paul and Patricia Bowman
Box 7 Hamilton, Peter
Box 7 Hanya Holm Dancers
Box 7 Hawkins, Erick
Box 7 Hawkins, Erick and Pearl Lang 1943 February 26
Box 7 Holm, Hanya 1942 November 17
Box 7 Holm, Hanya
Box 7 Humphrey, Doris; "Inquest" with group, solo
Box 7 Hutchinson, Ann 1946 May
Box 7 Irwin, Zane
Box 8 Kaye, Nora
Box 8 Kitchell, Iva
Box 8 Koesun, Ruth Ann
Box 8 Koner, Pauline - includes "It ain't necessarily so"
Box 8 Lang, Pearl
Box 8 Lenese, Lillian
Box 8 Limon, Jose
Box 8 Limon trio; Beatrice Seckler, Dorothy Bird and Jose Limon
Box 8 Lippincott, Gertrude 1946 January, undated
Box 8 Littlefield, Dorothie
Box 8 Lloyd, Paula
Box 8 Lynn, Bambi
Box 9 Main, Joseph?
Box 9 Marchaut, Claud
Box 9 Marchowsky, Marie
Box 9 Maslow. Sophie
Box 10 McCord?
Box 8 La Meri
Box 10 Miscellaneous dancers and people
Box 9 Moylan, Mary Ellen
Box 9 Nagrin, Daniel
Box 8 Northrop, Welland and Nelle Fisher
Box 9 Osato, Sono
Box 9 Osgood, Betty
Box 9 Pers, Ulla?
Box 9 Primus, Pearl
Box 9 Primus, Pearl, Dance magazine 1957
Box 9 Rey, Frederico and [partner?]
Box 9 Robbins, Jerome - dance observer
Box 9 Roberts, Joan
Box 9 Rotov, Alex circa 1941
Box 10 Schurman, Nona circa 1944-1949
Box 10 Shae, Mary Jane
Box 10 Shawn, Ted and Ruth St. Denis
Box 10 Slavenska, Mia and Erika Thimey
Box 10 St. Denis, Ruth, Dance magazine 1957
Box 10 Stuart, Muriel, School of American Ballet, New York City 1943 November
Box 10 Svetlova, Marina
Box 10 Sweeney, Paul 1943 October
Box 10 Tamiris, Helen 1944 February
Box 10 Terry, Mary Allen
Box 10 Unidentified dancers
Box 10 Vance, Norma
Box 10 Victor, Eric
Box 7 Von Grona
Box 10 Wade, Ruthella
Box 10 Weber
Box 10 Weidman, Charles
Box 10 White, Patricia 1944 November
Box 10 Youskevitch, Igor
Box 11 The Earth, soil, sand
Box 11 Estonia, Lithuania
Box 11 Ferns
Box 11 Flowers I, Europe, wild and garden
Box 11 Flowers II, American, wild
Box 11 Flowers III, American, wild
Box 11 Flowers IV, American, garden
Box 11 Flowers V, miscellaneous, leaves, patterns, branches, etc.
Box 11 Flowers, wild
Box 11 Flowers, wild, trees, branches
Box 11 Fog, White Mountains
Box 11 Folly Cove Designers, "The making of a block print," Gloucester, Massachusetts 1948, 1960 - subject 'Virginia Lee Burton (Demetrios)' negatives
Box 11 Folly Cove Designers, "The making of a block print," Gloucester, Massachusetts 1948 prints
Box 11 France
Box 11 Germany, Berlin environments, Hiddeusee, Bavaria, etc
Box 11 Germany and the trip over, clouds, some trees
Box 12 Gloucester, Massachusetts: rocks, water
Box 12 Grasses
Box 12 Harvest glass plates
Box 12 "Hay making" New Hampshire
Box 12 Holland
Large prints
Package 8 Clouds 18" X 24" oversize
Package 8 Dance series - Jane Dudley - 2 panels, 8 prints on each oversize
Package 8 Dance series - Pauline Koner - 2 panels, 8 prints on each oversize
Package 8 Pearl Primus group 38 1/2" X 31 1/2" oversize
Package 8 Portrait of a woman 18" X 24" oversize
Package 8 Water 18" X 24" oversize
Box 12 Letchworth Park
Box 12 Michigan
Box 12 Miscellaneous
Box 12 Net story
Box 12 New Hampshire: clouds, rocks, trees, etc.
Box 12 Ohio
Box 13 Painting and sculpture at the Currier Gallery of Art - loose negatives
Box 12 Painting and sculpture at the Currier Gallery of Art, permanent collection 1973
Box 12 Pipe story, "Sweetest smoke of all" story and photographs by Edith Sauer and Gerda Peterich about the Corn Cob Pipe Works, Boonville, Missouri
Box 14 Portraits - children
Box 14 Portraits - commercial 1960-1968
Box 14 Portraits - men
Box 14 Portraits - women
Box 15 Postcards
Box 15 Prince Edward Island
Box 26 Cobblestone architecture oversize
Box 22 Commercial work oversize
Box 27 Drawings by Peterich oversize
Box 27 Mounted prints, various subjects, by Peterich and others oversize
Box 28 Mounted prints, various subjects oversize
Box 29 Mounted prints, various subjects oversize
Box 24 Ohio University - portraits - by Peterich and students oversize
Box 23 Ohio University - portraits oversize
Box 25 Various subjects oversize
Box 27 Watercolor by Ada Baylorson oversize
Box 15 Skyways - story
Box 15 Snow
Box 15 Stone - rocks
Box 15 Stone walls and fences
Box 15 Student work glass plates
Box 15 Student work, Berlin - portrait of a child glass plate
Box 15 Student work, Berlin - spider web glass plate
Box 15 Texture
Box 15 Travel on the "Europe"
Box 15 Tree bark and trees
Box 15 USA - Cape Anne, Massachusetts I
Box 15 USA - Cape Anne, Massachusetts II
Box 15 USA - Maine
Box 15 USA - New Hampshire
Box 15 USA - New York greater New York
Box 15 USA - New York parks
Box 15 USA - New York the face of the city 1939 November
Box 15 Water
Subject files
Box 16 Architecture bibliographies
Box 16 Architecture, research file
Box 16 Articles, "Folly Cove" in Modern miss spring 1948
Box 16 Biographical material
Box 16 Biographical material, certificates and awards
Box 16 Book proposal, "Young American dancers" 1951
Box 16 Central New York Architectural Historians
Box 16 Christmas card illustration undated
Box 16 Clippings
Box 16 College grades and correspondence
Box 16 Concert programs, dance 1946-1949, undated
Box 16 Conference, "Invitational teaching conference at the George Eastman House, 1962"
Box 16 Correspondence 1946-1974, undated
Box 16 Course outlines, bibliographies, Syracuse University 1965-1966
Box 16 Dance pictures published - dancer's pamphlets
Box 16 Dance pictures published - New York papers
Box 16 Dance pictures published - various magazines 1943-1950, 1972, undated
Box 16 19th century architectural photographs 1959
Box 16 "Architecture of Manchester, 1840-1900" 1963-1964
Box 16 "Architecture of Manchester, 1840-1900" clippings 1963-1964
Package 7 Captions oversize
Box 16 Churches of Utica and vicinity 1956
Box 18 Churches of Utica, New York, and vicinity 1956 loose mounted prints
Box 17 Cobblestone architecture 1953-1961, undated
Box 17 Dance
Box 17 Dance portraits 1949
Box 17 Eleanor Walker, Amherst, New Hampshire
Box 17 Frank Lloyd Wright
Box 17 General
Box 17 Gerda Peterich photographs
Box 17 The history of photography
Box 17 New York mills
Box 17 Retrospective
Box 17 Sky and water photographs
Package 7 Vegetables oversize
Box 17 Letters of recommendation 1949-1956
Box 17 Manchester architecture, research file
Box 17 New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire 1959-1967
Box 17 Photographs published - other than dance
Box 19 Colosseum show 1959
Box 19 Dance
Box 19 General 1957-1960, undated
Box 19 New England College
Box 19 New Hampshire 1959-1964
Box 19 New Hampshire 1968
Box 17 New York 1940-1948
Box 17 New York, Rochester 1949-1959
Box 17 Ohio 1946-1949
Box 17 Retrospective 1957
Box 19 Syracuse 1964-1968
Box 19 Teaching
Box 19 Rochester Antiquarian [Society]
Box 19 Society for Photographic Education
Box 19 Course notes, "Architecture worth saving," Harley J. McKee, seminars on American culture, N.Y.S. Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York 1964
Box 19 Lecture notes - history of photography 1964-1966 (2 folders)
Box 19 Lecture notes - "Photography - its development as a fine art," Ohio University 1954 May 5
Box 19 Lecture notes - various lectures 1961-1972, undated
Box 19 Notes on architecture
Box 20 Notes on photography
Box 20 Research notes - architecture
Box 20 Research notes - master's thesis
Box 20 Research notes - portraiture
Box 20 Research notes - Southworth and Hawes 1954-1958
Box 20 "The architectural photographs in the collection of George Eastman House," [Society of Architectural Historians?] 1958 February 1 - presentation
Box 20 "Architectural photography" undated - typescript (30 pages)
Box 20 "Brief summary of problems of dance photography" undated - typescript (3 pages)
Box 20 "The calotype in France and its use in architectural documentation," master's thesis, University of Rochester, supervised by Carl K. Hersey and Beaumont Newhall 1956 - typescript with corrections and comments
Box 20 "The City Hall of Manchester, New Hampshire" undated - typescript (13 pages)
Box 20 "Clouds for the photographer" undated - typescript (8 pages)
Box 20 "French calotypes: architecture and views" undated - typescript (14 pages)
Box 20 "GWW" [George Washington Wilson]
Box 20 "Manchester on the Merrimack: a showcase of nineteenth century town planning and architecture" undated - typescript (7 pages)
Box 20 "Nineteenth century architectural photographs" undated - original typescript with comments (25 pages)
Box 20 "Nineteenth century architectural photographs" undated - revised typescript (33 pages)
Box 21 Notes, photo history bibliography undated
Box 21 "Outline for an exhibition on the history of photography from the beginning to the present," submitted on September 22, 1955 - typescript (8 pages) (2 copies)
Box 21 "Outline for the three phases of portraiture: personality - posing - presentation" undated - typescript (25 pages)
Box 21 "Photography of and at the great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851" undated - typescript (17 pages)
Box 21 Review of manuscript, "Stieglitz" by Dorothy Norman
Box 21 Review of "The many-sided Mr. Nadar" by Pierre Schneider, 25th art news annual undated - typescript (6 pages)
Box 21 "Some aspects in representing movement in a static medium" 1955 February 1 - {with emphasis on dance photography} lecture before the Pictorial Photographers of America
Box 21 ["This is the age of visual communication"] - typescript (10 pages)
Box 21 Untitled undated - typescript (3 pages)
Writings by others
Box 21 "A few remarks on the advent in France, in 1839, of the first practical realization of photography..." by J. Boichard 1964 November 27-28
Box 21 "Photography and the suspense of time" by Beaumont Newhall, the Frederick W. Brehm Memorial Lecture, Geh 1954 October 22 - mimeograph (23 pages)
Box 21 "Zur frage: bewegung im photo" by Dr. Arnold Fanch undated
Box 30 Cobblestone architecture clippings 1964-1990
The Cobblestone Society (Childs, New York)
Box 30 Cobblestone tour booklets 1961-1964
Box 30 Cobblestone tour booklets 1965-1969 - 1968 issue contains Peterich photograph
Box 30 Cobblestone tour booklets 1970-1980
Box 30 Various printed materials
Box 30 Gateways to cobblestone houses of Yates County 1968
Box 30 Peterich, Gerda, "Cobblestone architecture of Upstate New York," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, volume XV, issue 2 undated

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