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Georgiana Goddard King papers


This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Bryn Mawr College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Bryn Mawr College
King, Georgiana Goddard, 1871-1939
Georgiana Goddard King papers
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1.5 Linear feet
Georgiana Goddard King was a professor of art history at Bryn Mawr College. The collection consists of handwritten notes on art subjects, correspondence, and publications.
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Georgiana Goddard King papers, Record Group 3H, College Archives, Bryn Mawr College, Special Collections.
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Georgiana Goddard King graduated from Bryn Mawr College with an A.B. in 1896. She was a philosophy fellow in 1897 and a fellow in English in 1897-98. She studied for a year in France and then taught in Miss Graham's School, New York City, until 1906. She returned to Bryn Mawr College in 1906 as a Reader in English, and in 1911 she became Lecturer in History of Art and Comparitive Literature. In 1913 she founded the college's History of Art Department and became its first chair. She continued to teach at Bryn Mawr College until 1935 when she retired to California where she lived until her death in 1939. She was an occasional traveling companion of M. Carey Thomas and a friend of Gertrude Stein. She was an acknowledged authority in the field of art history, and in particular the art of Spain.

Scope and Contents

Series I (Boxes 1 and 2) consists of handwritten notes on various topics. Series II (Box 3) includes miscellaneous correspondence, biographical material, and publications.

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Publication Information

Bryn Mawr College

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Lorett Treese, Melissa Torquato

Revision Description

Reviewed for MARC record. 2014 July 17

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Georgiana Goddard King papers are the physical property of Bryn Mawr College's Special Collections Department. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Exact provenance for these materials is unrecorded. Much appears to have been left behind upon King's retirement from the college. Other materials have been transfered to the college archives in the ensuing years.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Europe
  • Art
  • Art critics – United States
  • Bryn Mawr College-- Alumni and alumnae.
  • Education--United States.
  • Travel
  • Women in education

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Handwritten notes on various topics.

Box Folder

Beatus et al.

1 1

Two Ecologues of Juan Del Encima.

1 2

Early Spanish Painting.

1 3

Spanish Painting.

1 4

Catelan Painting.

1 5


1 6


1 7


1 8

Valencia Cathedrale.

1 9

Spaniards in Italy.





Juan de Flandas and Granada Cupboard.

1 11

Spanish Painting in the Golden Age.

1 12


1 13

The Picaresque.

1 14

Coplas de Mauriques.

1 15

The Drama: Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderon.

1 16

The Divine Morales.

1 17


1 18

Mystics: Greco.

1 19

Capilla de S. Blas, and miscellaneous notes.

1 20


1 21

The Grail.

1 22

Miscellaneous Notes.

2 23

First andSecond Romanesque.

2 24

The East and Tuscany.

2 25


2 26

Italian Painting -- Introduction.

2 27

Florentine Humanism in the Quatrocento.

2 28


2 29

Early Italian -- Miscellaneous.

2 30

Church Frescos before Assissi.

2 31

Introductory Notes to Art.

2 32


2 33

Free Equilibrium.

2 34


2 35

Jacopo Della Quercia.

2 36

Southern Italy.

2 37

Giovanni Di Paolo.

2 38


2 39

Turkish Poetry.

2 40

Arab Commerce with Northern Europe.

2 41

Wooden Architecture of the North.

2 42

Art History papers (not by King) found with King material.

2 43

Ms for Portugese Notebook.

2 44

Series II. Miscellaneous correspondence, biographical material, and publications.

Box Folder

Incomplete listing of publications.

3 1

re GGK and Gertrude Stein friendship.

3 2


3 3

"French Figure Sculpture on some Early Spanish Churches", 1915.

3 4

Faculty appointment extract, 1916.

3 5

"Note on tne So-called Horse-shoe Architecture of Spain", 1916.

3 6

"Three Notes on Capitals", 1916.

3 7

"Three Unknown Churches in Spain", 1918.

3 8

Letters to Delphine Darby, 1920-1939.

3 9

"Italian Painting of the Renaissance", 1933-34.

3 10

Obituaries and memorials.

3 11

"Heart of Spain" Correspondence, 1939-1940.

3 12

GGK description by D. Darby, 1989-1990.

3 13

"Iconography," (notes for?).

3 14


3 15

"The Cardona Tomb of Bellpuig".

3 16