Guide to the Egon Verheyen papers, 1959-2008

Egon Verheyen C0217


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator Verheyen, Egon
Title Egon Verheyen papers
Date 1959-2008
Physical Characteristics 3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Abstract This collection largely documents Egon Verheyen's research and manuscripts through articles, notes and correspondence. It also contains information about his time as a Robinson Professor at George Mason University.
Collection Number C0217
Language Multiple
Language Contains materials that are in English, German, French and Italian.

Biographical Information

Egon Verheyen was born in Germany in 1936. In 1962 he was awarded a degree in Art History with a minor in Classical Archaeology and Historical Studies from the University of Würzburg. He immigrated to the United States of America in 1966. He worked at many universities including the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wesleyan University, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia until 1987 when he came to work at George Mason University. From 1987 until his retirement in 2008, he was a Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Humanities at George Mason University.

Besides being a professor, he was also an accomplished writer. His first book was Die Minoritenkirche zu Duisburg, Neue Untersuchungen zu ihrer Geschichte (1959). He then went on to write The Paintings in the Studiolo of Isabella d'Este at Mantua (1971) and The Palazzo del Te in Mantua Images of Love and Politics (1977). He also wrote articles and book reviews including a few articles about early architecture in Washington D.C.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection largely documents Egon Verheyen's research and manuscripts through articles, notes and correspondence. It also contains information about his time as a Robinson Professor at George Mason University.

Series 1 contains correspondence with colleagues and friends about different topics that he was working on or hoped to work on. This series also contains correspondence with institutions that he worked at (except George Mason) and who he worked with to get information from for his works. Newspaper articles and some photographs are interwoven with some of the correspondence. The series is arranged alphabetically then by date.

Series 2 is the largest series in this collection, it contains materials relating to the works done by Egon Verheyen throughout his career. Materials include: copies of research, letters to publishers, research requests, drafts of works, notes, newspaper articles, and some of the finished manuscripts. This series also includes advertisements for lectures and his lecture notes. This series is arranged alphabetically then by date.

Series 3 includes materials relating to Egon Verheyen's time working at George Mason University. This includes correspondence with George Mason colleagues, his time as a Robinson Professor, his time on the CAS Council Task Force and on the Logan Award Committee. It also includes evaluations, course descriptions and his CV. This series also includes materials from his retire party and recognition rewards. This series is arranged alphabetically then by date.

Series 4 contains photographs and illustrations that relate to Verheyen's different projects. Many of the photographs are actually copies of works of art. There are some negatives in this series as well as 2 photographs that Verheyen took of the Gerry Monument. This series is arranged alphabetically then by date.

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Arrangement

Organized into four series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-2000 (Box 1)
Series 2: Publications, 1959-2003 (Boxes 1-7)
Series 3: George Mason University, 1986-2008 (Boxes 7-8)
Series 4: Photographs, 1960s-1990s (Boxes 8-9)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the Harold J. Morowitz papers and the Vassily Aksyonov papers

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

George Mason University.
George Mason University--Faculty.

Geographical Names:

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects:

Architecture
College teachers--Virginia--Fairfax.

Document Types:

Negatives.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Egon Verheyen papers, Collection #C0217, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gwen White in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Kerry Mitchell in 2012.

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Contents List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-2000 (1 box)
Contains correspondence with colleagues and friends about different topics that he was working on or hoped to work on. Also includes correspondence with institutions that he worked at (except George Mason).
Box Folder
1 1 Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, 1988-1990
2 Bialostocki, Jan, 1983-1988
3 Courtlauld Institute of Art, 1973
4 Fries, 1983-1990
5 Gomrich, Ernst, 1970-1981
6 Graf, Dieter, 1969-1972
7 Harleman, Kathleen, 1976-1995
8 Heckscher, William S. and Roxanne, 1979-2000
9 Huse, Robert, 1967-1982
10 Johns Hopkins University, 1972-1987
11 Max-Planck-Institut Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rom, 1965
12 Munich- Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammulungen, 1966
13 Princeton, NJ Institute for Advanced Study, 1961
14 Siebenhuner, Herbert, 1970-1982
15 Simon, Erika, 1965-1971
16 Stechow, Wolfgang, 1972-1989
17 University of Massachusetts, Amherest, 1966
18 University of Michigan, 1967-1971
19 University of Pennsylvania, 1969-1970
20 University of Virginia, 1985
21 von Effra, H.M., 1971-1972
22 Various, 1970-1978
Series 2: Publications, 1959-2003 (6 boxes)
Contains materials relating to the works done by Egon Verheyen throughout his career.
Box Folder
1 23 Article for the Festschrift fur Herbert Siebenhuner, 1976-1978
Box Folder
2 1 Art and Literature, 1983-1984
Folder 1 of 2
2 Art and Literature, 1984-1993
Folder 2 of 2
3 Book Review: Raphael by John Pop-Hennessy and Raphael by Luitpold Dussler, 1971-1972
4 A Deposition by Guglielmo della Porta, 1969-1972
5 Durer's Cities: Nuremberg and Venice, 1970-1971
6 An Early Painting By Frans Pourbus the Younger, 1969-1972
7 Embellishing the Temple of Liberty, 1979-1991
8 Embellishing the Temple of Liberty Part 1, 1991
Box Folder
3 1 Embellishing the Temple of Liberty Part 2, 1991
2 Embellishing the Temple of Liberty (Index and Bibliography), 1991
3 Emblematica Vol. 1, No. 1. Spring, 1986
4 Festschrift Jan Bialostocki, 1989-1990
5 The Frazees' Gerry Monument, 1982-1989
6 "Grundfagen der Kunstwissenschaft", 1971-1990
7 Heckcher Festschrift (The Verbal and the Visible), 1989
8 Henry III, 1983-1989
9 James Hoban's Design for the White House, 1979-1982
10 John Trumbull and the U.S. Capitol, 1981-1982
Box Folder
4 1 John Quincy Adams Project, 1990s
2 Karlsruhe/Petersburg, 1989-1990
3 Laurence Hall Fowler Exhibit, 1983-1984
4 Lectures, 1959-2003
Folder 1 of 2
5 Lectures, 1959-2003
Folder 2 of 2
6 MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects, 1981-1982
7 Music of the 19th Century Harris Theatre, GMU, 1990
8 On Devices, Emblems and Architecture, 1996
Box Folder
5 1 The Paintings in the "Studiolo" of Isabella d'Este at Mantua, 1969-1990
2 The Palazzo Del Te: In Defense of Jacopo Strada, 1972
3 The Palazzo Del Te In Mantua, 1971-1976
Folder 1 of 2
4 The Palazzo Del Te In Mantua, 1977-1985
Folder 2 of 2
5 Research on Hieroglyphs, 1981
6 "Retaining the Original", 1984-1989
7 Rhine Lecture Research, 1980s
8 Sala di Psiche, 1971-1976
9 Sculpture in the Federal City: The Tripoli Monument and the Hall of Representatives, 1979-1981
10 Theodor Fontane Research, 1993-2001
Folder 1 of 2
Box Folder
6 1 Theodor Fontane Research, 1993-2001
Folder 2 of 2
2 Thomas Jefferson European Travels, 1996-1997
Folder 1 of 3
3 Thomas Jefferson European Travels, 1997
Folder 2 of 3
4 Thomas Jefferson European Travels, 1997
Folder 3 of 3
5 Thomas Jefferson Research, 1992-2001
Folder 1 of 5
6 Thomas Jefferson Research, 1992-2001
Folder 2 of 5
7 Thomas Jefferson Research, 1992-2001
Folder 3 of 5
Box Folder
7 1 Thomas Jefferson Research, 1992-2001
Folder 4 of 5
2 Thomas Jefferson Research, 1996-1997
Folder 5 of 5
3 U.S. Capitol, 1990s
4 The Washington Monument 1783-1801, 1986-1987
Series 3: George Mason University, 1986-2008 (1 box)
Contains materials relating to Egon Verheyen's time as a Robinson Professor at George Mason University.
Box Folder
7 5 CAS Council Task Force, 1997-1998
6 Course/Teaching Recommendations, 2002-2007
7 Dept. of History and Art History, 2005
8 Egon Verheyen CV, 2008
9 GMU, 1986-1993
Box Folder
8 1 GMU, 1994-2002
2 GMU, 2003-2008
3 Logan Award: Ellen Layman, 2005
4 Logan Award: Gwendolyn White, 2000-2001
5 Logan Award: Jessica Legnini, 2001-2002
Folder 1 of 2
6 Logan Award: Jessica Legnini, 2001-2002
Folder 2 of 2
7 Peter Stearns/Dave Rossell, 2002-2006
8 Robinsons Committees, Task Force, 1997-1998
Series 4: Photographs, 1960s-1990s (1.5 boxes)
Contains photographs and illustrations that relate to Verheyen's different projects.
Box Folder
8 9 Gerry Monument, 1981
Box Folder
9 1 Illustration Copies, undated
Folder 1 of 2
2 Illustration Copies, undated
Folder 2 of 2
3 L.P. from Illustrirte Zeitung, undated
4 Negatives, 1976-1981
5 Thomas Jefferson European Travels, 1990s
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