Guide to the Harold Vogel collection, 1950-2014

Harold Vogel collection C0249


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://sca.gmu.edu

Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries.Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Vogel, Harold C., 1930-2011
Title Harold Vogel collection
Bulk Dates 1963-1998
Inclusive Dates 1950-2014
Physical Characteristics 3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract Papers, newsclippings, photographs, negatives, slides, and VHS tapes documenting the work of architectural sculptor Harold Vogel.
Collection Number C0249
Language English

Biographical Information

Architectural sculptor Harold Vogel (1930-2011) was born in Detroit, Michigan. He spent the majority of his childhood in Germany, his parents' homeland, and was educated and served an apprenticeship as a stone carver there. Vogel became a certified Mastercraftsman in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1953. He returned to the United States in the mid-1950s, settling in the Washington, D.C., area after serving with the US Army. Vogel worked on a number of projects in the capital and the surrounding area, and he eventually formed Wood and Stone, Inc. and the Carving and Restoration Team, based in Northern Virginia. Vogel's sculpting and restoration projects over the years included work on Washington National Cathedral, the CIA memorial, the US Senate Chamber, the Marine Corps Memorial and the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial, along with many other projects around the country and the world. He and his wife, artist Hilde Vogel-Michalik, lived in Northern Virginia until Vogel-Michalik's death in 1999. Vogel spent his last years in Front Royal, Virginia, and he died in late 2011.

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Scope and Content

The collection largely documents Vogel's career as an architectural sculptor through newsclippings and magazine articles, as well as photos, negatives, slides, and VHS tapes from the various projects that he worked on. Some biographical information, such as resumes and biographical sketches, is also included. There are also a few awards and certificates given to Vogel through his professional life. The majority of the material is in English, with a few articles and pamphlets in German and Spanish.

Series 1: News articles, personal, and professional papers covers the 1950s to 2014 and includes newsclippings, magazine articles, and ephemera related to Vogel's many carving and restoration projects, including the Lyndon B. Johnson memorial, the CIA memorial, the Marine Corps memorial, and the Gerald Ford Presidential Library. His involvement in the Northern Virginia Community College Stone Carving and Restoration program is documented through articles and press releases. A few resumes and biographical sketches, as well as awards and certificates, are also included, as is a sketch for a sign that says "Dacha Vogel."

Series 2: Photographic materials includes photographic prints, negatives of various sizes, and slides documenting the working process and finished products of Vogel and his companies. This includes the Gerald Ford Presidential Library, the Confederate Dead memorial, and the Yorktown Victory monument. Of particular interest are photos from the dedication of the Lyndon B. Johnson memorial, which include images of Vogel with Lady Bird Johnson and other dignitaries at the event. There are also some personal photos of Vogel's home and studio and Vogel with his dog. The materials range from the 1950s-1996.

Series 3: Audiovisual materials includes VHS tapes of Vogel and his team's work on various projects, including Arlington Cemetery Urns, the Yorktown Victory monument, and a floating sphere for Disney. There are also a number of tapes on the Barre granite industry, as well as a tape documenting aspects of Vogel's personal life. Many of the tapes are undated, but the dated tapes run from 1988-2002, with material on one of the tapes dating from 1966-1967.

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Arrangement

The materials are arranged alphabetically within the following series:

Series 1: News articles, personal, and professional papers, circa 1950s-2014
Series 2: Photographic materials, circa 1950s-1996
Series 3: Audiovisual materials, 1988-2002

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Harold Vogel collection must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Vogel, Harold C., 1930-2011

Subjects:

Architecture--Conservation and reconstruction--United States.
Monuments and memorials--Washington (D.C.)--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harold Vogel collection, #C0249, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Deborah Weitzman-Ward in May 2014.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Richard Smith and Elizabeth Beckman in February 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in February 2015.

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Contents List

Series 1: News articles, personal, and professional papers, circa 1950s-2014
This series contains newsclippings, magazine articles, and ephemera related to Vogel's many carving and restoration projects, as well as some biographical information and awards.
Box Folder
1 1 Artistic Works, including sketches, circa 1970s-1980s
2 Asia Society articles, 1981
3 Articles from Building Stone magazine, 1981-1999
4 Biographical sketches and resumes, awards, and correspondence, 1950s-1990s
Includes 2 photos of Vogel at work
5 Biographical pamphlet in Spanish, undated
6 CIA memorial wall sketches and articles, 2003, 2014
7 Completion of DC Municipal Center sculpture articles, 1978
8 Egon Kaiser and Dieter Von Oettingen speeches on stone decay and restoration, circa 1980s, 1989
9 Gerald Ford Presidential Library project articles, 1981
Includes 3 photos
10 German language articles and letters related to Anton Felderhoff, reproductions of artwork, 1950s
11 German newspaper articles, 1977
12 Immigration and Naturalization mail notice, undated
13 Lyndon B. Johnson memorial articles, letter, 1976
Includes 1 photo
14 Murray Spalding movement arts clipping (probably for research), undated
15 News articles and ephemera from various projects, 1970s-1980s
16 News articles on various projects, 1960s-1990s
17 News articles, pamphlets, and ephemera related to various projects, including LBJ memorial opening invite, 1960s-1990s
18 Northern Virginia Community College stone carving and restoration program articles, proposal, press release, 1993, 1998
19 Senate Chamber restoration articles, 1976
Box
2 Dacha Vogel sign sketch, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Spanish Language news articles, 1976-1978
2 Spanish Language news articles, 1976-1977
3 St. James Cathedral, Seattle project news articles, 1990s
4 Vietnam inscription on Marine memorial - press release and news articles, 1974
Series 2: Photographic materials, circa 1950s-1996
This series includes photographic prints, negatives of various sizes, and slides documenting the working process and finished products of Vogel and his companies. There are also some personal photos of Vogel's home and studio and Vogel with his dog.
Box Folder
3 5 Carvings of hands photos, undated
6 Central America, projects, Vogel at work photos, circa 1950s-1990s
7 Confederate Dead memorial restoration photos, 1990
8 Disney granite sphere project photos, 1994-1996
9 House, property photos, undated
10 Gerald Ford Presidential Library project photos, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
11 Lyndon B. Johnson memorial dedication and reception photos, 1976
12 Lyndon B. Johnson memorial - photos of work in progress, finished product, mid-1970s
13 Marble fountain photos, 1982
14 Marine Corps memorial photos, undated
15 Postcards and pamphlets from Marble, CO, circa 1950s
16 Rock formation photos, undated
17 Sculptures, Vogel at work photos (part 1 of 2), 1960s-1980s, undated
18 Sculptures, Vogel at work photos (part 2 of 2), 1960s-1980s, undated
Box Folder
4 1 State of Maine Library and Archives photos, undated
2 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier photos, 1993, undated
3 Vogel and German Shepherd photos, undated
4 Vogel working on George Washington bust, celebration and installation of bust, Granada, Nicaragua photos, 1976
5 White marble garden sculpture photos, undated
6 Wooden sculpture process photos, undated
7 Yorktown statue installation photos, circa 1990
8 Yorktown Victory monument photos, 1990
9 3 1/2"x4" negatives of sculpture, undated
10 4"X5" negatives of Vogel at work in studio, undated
11 16mm negatives - work in progress, outdoor scenes, undated
12 35 mm negatives and contact sheets - Dumbarton Oaks, Harold as a kid, Germany, etc., 1986, 1988
13 35mm negatives of carvings, work in progress, prints of Saks 5th Ave stonework, undated
14 35mm negatives from various projects, undated
15 Marble Institute of America letter and slide, 1983
16 Negatives - 6cmx6cm, 3 1/2x4, 35mm, and slides of various projects (Kuwait fountain, Lyndon B. Johnson memorial, etc.)
17 Slides of room, people, outdoors, 1972, 1980, undated
18 Slides of work in process, undated
19 Slides of work in progress used in promotional material, 1983
20 Slides and contact prints of finished projects, undated
21 Contact sheets of Vogel at work in studio, undated
Series 3: Audiovisual materials, 1988-2002
This series includes VHS tapes of Vogel and his team's work on various projects, including Arlington Cemetery Urns, the Yorktown Victory monument, and a floating sphere for Disney. There are also a number of tapes on the Barre granite industry, as well as a tape documenting aspects of Vogel's personal life.
Box
5 "Artistry in Granite", undated
"The Basics of SBX", 1988
C and R master tape, undated
C and R 7 parts - copy, undated
C and R second copy, undated
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move, undated
Civil War monument, undated
Cleaning and injection of Jimmy Hoffa, Cleaning and repair of marble vase, undated
Disney floating sphere, undated
The Floating Sphere - Nuremburg Fair, ATT, Disney, undated
Fortress at Sea, undated
Box
6 H. Vogel and C+R Team - Arlington Cemetery Urns, 1995-1996
H. Vogel - Arl. Cem. Urns, circa 1995-1996
H. Vogel Carving + Restoration Team Arlington Cemetery Urns, circa 1995-1996
H. Vogel and the C+R Team Urns for Arlington Cemetery, 1995-1996
H. Vogel Carving + Restoration Team Arlington Cemetery Urns, 1995
H. Vogel Carving + Restoration Team Arlington Cemetery Urns, 1995
H. Vogel Carving + Restoration Team Arlington Cemetery Urns, 1995
Harold Vogel Interview, undated
Inside the CIA "Stars on the Wall" - Discovery Channel, May 22, 2002
Laminating, Cleaning, Cleaning W. Marble, Repairs of Doughnut, Injections of Madonna, Cleaning of Civil War M., Rest of Tomb, undated
Lettering - Research Building, Philadelphia, Cleansing and Injection of Marble Statue, Carving, Loading of Doughnut, 1990
Box
7 Lincoln, Nebraska - Harold Vogel, undated
"Modern Block Exploitation - Drilling and Splitting for the Natural Stone Industry", undated
"New Technology in Barre", undated
Vigo, Francis, NPS Ind., undated
"Quarry and Manufacturing", undated
Stone Carving Voice of America, 1999
"The Stone Whistle", undated
"The Story of the Barre Granite Industry", undated
Tomb I., undated
Tomb, Laminating, Cleaning, Cleaning granite, Restoring doughnut, undated
Vogels with Stefan Issermann, Vogels at home, with puppy, Von's memorial, Harold cooking, 1966-1967
Box
8 WTC, undated
Yorktown Victory Monument, October 4, 1990
Yorktown Victory Monument, October 4, 1990
Yorktown Victory Monument, October 4, 1990
Untitled, undated
Untitled, undated
Untitled, undated
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