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Guide to the Roland F. Pease Papers 1831-2005, bulk 1940-2000

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Pease, Roland
Title: Roland F. Pease Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1831-2005
Bulk Dates: 1940-2000
Quantity: 13 cubic ft
Abstract: Materials relating to the life and work of author and art collector, Roland Pease. Of particular interest is material related to his involvement with the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City, as well as his work for several religious and fraternal organizations, such as the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the New England Society, and St. James' Church.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, subject files, writings, photographs and ephemera

Biographical Note

Writer, editor, art collector born in Boston, MA, 11 December 1921. Son of Roland F. Pease and Mary Hallett Pease. Father of Deborah Saltonstall Pease and Roland F. Pease, Jr.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, writings, photographs and other material relating to Pease's work and family life as well as his civic and religious affiliations and connections to the art world. Of particular interest are materials relating to his friendship with Tibor de Nagy and his involvement with the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City. Also of note is a large cache of genealogical material relating to the Pease, Folsom and Saltonstall families. The collection also includes material relating to his involvement several civic and religious organizations including the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the New England Society and St. James' Church in New York City.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 8 series, and chronologically within each of those series.

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Access and Use

Access

Contains some restricted material. The rest of the collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Names:

  • Folsom Family
  • Pease Family
  • Saltonstall Family

Organizations:

  • New England Society
  • Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • St. James' Church (New York, N.Y.)
  • Tibor de Nagy Gallery

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Jennifer Palmentiero, March 2006.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Archives and Special Collections, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Laura Finkel, February 2005. Last updated, April 2005.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roland F. Pease in several accessions, 1999-2005

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Series List

Series I. Biography

Series II. Education

Series III. Journals

Series IV. Personal Correspondence

Series V. Organizations and Institutions

Series VI. Writings

Series VII. Photographs

Series VIII. Ephemera

Container List

SERIES I. Biography, 1942-2002

Folder 1.1 General, 1942-2002
Box 14 "Chronicles of the Pease Family" scrapbook, 1942-1972
Folder 1.2 Military Records, 1942-1945
Folder 1.3 Letters of Recommendation for Apartment on E. 72nd St., 1984
Folder 1.4 Fairfield Porter Portrait, ca. 1984-1997
Folder 1.5 Film, Art and Theatre Clippings, 2000-2001
Folder 1.6 Travels - Spain, 1993
Folder 1.7 Travels - London, 1993
Folder 1.8 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family Documents, 1856-1974
Folder 1.9 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Genealogy, ca. 1911-1999
Folder 9.22 Pease Genealogy by the American Historical Company, 1956
Box 16 Pease and Saltonstall Genealogical Charts, n.d.
Folder 1.10 Saltonstall Genealogy, ca. 1956-1999
Folder 1.11 Saltonstall Family Portraits, 1962, 1999
Folder 8.25 RFP's Apartment Tour [VHS Tape], 1997
Folder 8.26 Interview with RFP by Marianne Buchenhorner re: Tibor de Nagy [VHS Tape], 2002

SERIES II. Education, 1934-1980

Newton Public Schools
Folder 1.12 General, 1934-1943
Folder 1.13 High School Diploma, 1939
Folder 1.14 Reunions, 1964, 1979
Folder 1.15 Theater Papers, 1939
Folder 1.16 Miscellaneous Papers, ca. 1935-1939
Kimball Union Academy
Folder 1.17 General, 1939-2001
Box 14 Scrapbook, 1939-1940
Dartmouth College
Folder 1.18 General, 1943
Folder 1.19 Notebooks, ca. 1940-1944
Columbia University
Folder 1.20 General, 1943-1946, 2001, 2005
Folder 9.12 General, 1989
Folder 1.21 Notebooks, ca. 1946-1948
Folder 1.22 Miscellaneous Notes and Papers, ca. 1946-1947
Miscellaneous
Folder 1.23 Boston University - Intercession Notebooks and Papers, 1947
Folder 1.24 Unidentified Notebooks, ca. 1950s
Folder 9.9 Institute of Theology, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, ca. 1974-1975
Folder 9.10 Institute of Theology, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, ca. 1974-1976
Folder 9.11 Yeats International Summer School, 1980

SERIES III. Journals, 1932-2002

Box 11 Day calendar, 1932
Box 11 Five year diary, 1932
Box 11 Day book, Jan 1945
Box 2 "I," Oct 1964-Jan 1965
Box 2 "II," Jan-Feb 1965
Box 2 "III," Mar-Apr 1965
Box 2 "IV," Apr-May 1965
Box 2 "V," May-June 1965
Box 2 "VI," June-July 1965
Box 2 "VII," July-Aug 1965
Box 2 "VIII," Aug-Sep 1965
Box 2 "IX," Sep 1965
Box 2 "X," Sep 1965
Box 2 "XI," Sep-Oct 1965
Box 2 "XII," July-Aug 1966
Box 2 "XIII," Aug 1966
Box 2 "XIV," Sep-Oct 1966
Box 2 "XV," Oct-Nov 1966
Box 2 "XVI," Nov-Dec 1966
Box 2 "XVII," Dec 1966
Folder 2.1 "Dear Olivia" - Greece, 1966
Box 2 "Ten Days in London," Dec 1967-Jan 1968
Box 12 Europe, 1968
Box 11 Spain and France, July 1969
Folder 9.1 Europe, June-July 1970
Folder 2.2 England, July 1971
Folder 2.3 Easthampton Long Island, Aug-Sep 1973
Folder 9.2 New England, Aug 1974
Folder 9.3 England, Austria, Italy, Summer 1975
Folder 9.4 Mt. Cavalry Retreat House, Santa Barbara, CA, Dec 1975
Box 12 England and the Middle East, 1976
Folder 2.4 Nassau, Bahamas, 1976-1977
Folder 2.5 Delta Queen Cruise on the Mississippi, 1977
Box 12 "Journal of a Sojourn in London, England," June-July 1977
Box 11 "Journal of a Cruise (a months long voyage) on the Norwegian ship the Royal Viking Sky," July-Aug 1977
Box 11 "A Journal dedicated to dear Elsa Ives whom I visited for a week in Antigua," Feb 1978
Folder 9.5 Britain and Bermuda, June 1978
Box 11 "RFP Summer Travels, Vol 1," 1979
Box 11 "RFP Summer Travels, Vol 2," 1979
Folder 9.6 Switzerland, Germany and Austria, Dec 1979-Jan 1980
Folder 2.6 Bermuda, Ireland, England and Colorado, Summer 1980
Folder 2.7 Mexico, Dec 1980-Jan 1981
Box 12 Bermuda, England and France, 1981
Box 12 France, Aug 1981
Folder 2.8 Bermuda and Europe, Summer 1982
Folder 2.9 New York, New England and Europe, Summer 1983
Folder 2.10 England, Austria, France and Massachusetts, July-Sep 1984
Folder 2.11 Europe, New York and New England, July-Sep 1986
Folder 2.12 Bermuda, England and Austria, June-Sep 1987
Box 12 England Austria, New England, 1988
Box 12 England Austria, New York, 1989
Folder 2.13 "RFP on Stage in London," May 1994
Folder 2.14 "Albion" - London, June 1996
Folder 2.15 Paris, London and Dublin, 1997
Folder 2.16 England and Scotland, 1998
Folder 2.17 London, Dec 1997-Jan 1998
Folder 9.7 "Archives" [Vassar College], June-Aug 1999
Folder 2.18 "Archives Journal," Apr-Sep 2000
Folder 2.19 Dublin and London, Oct 2000
Folder 2.20 "RFP's Summer, 2001," Aug 2001
Folder 2.21 "Journal in January 2002," Jan 2002
Folder 9.8 Miscellaneous, 1968-2002

SERIES IV. Personal Correspondence, 1942-2003

Folder 1.25 Adams, Margaret [Mrs. Basil], 1967-1973
Folder 1.26 Carlisle, Louise Emerson, 1956-1957
Folder 1.27 Castoro, Rosemarie, 1994-1999
Folder 1.28 Cramworth Family and Friends, 1967-1981
Folder 1.29 Cushman, Carole, ca. 1990-1991
Folder 1.30 de Nagy, Tibor - General 1986-1993
Folder 1.31 de Nagy, Tibor - Correspondence re Illness and Death, 1993-1994
Folder 1.32 de Nagy, Tibor - Sympathy Letters upon his Death, 1993-1994
Folder 1.33 Farah, Adelaide P., 1994-2002, n.d.
Folder 1.34 [To] Foster, Grace [Mrs. Brent] from RFP, 1942-1943
Folder 1.35 [To] Foster, Grace [Mrs. Brent] from RFP, 1944-1945
Folder 1.36 [To] Foster, Grace [Mrs. Brent] from Polly Pease, 1942
Folder 9.13 Gordon, Lilly [Sister of Tibor de Nagy], 1982-1990
Folder 1.37 Hallett, Isabel E., 1957
Folder 1.38 Kellogg, Robert, 1957
Folder 1.41 Knox, Timothy and Elizabeth, 1997-2003
Folder 1.39 L'Engle, Madeleine, 1975
Folder 1.40 Lewis, Muriel Gordon Saltonstall, ca. 1957-1989
Folder 3.1 Pease, Deborah, 1974-1998
Folder 3.2 Pease, Deborah, 2000-2002, n.d.
Folder 3.3 Pease, Deborah - "Fan Mail" for "Another Ghost," 1999
Folder 3.4 Pease, Polly Saltonstall, May-19 Aug 1942
Folder 3.5 Pease, Polly Saltonstall, 19-27 Aug 1942
Folder 3.6 Pease, Polly Saltonstall, 29 Aug-Oct 1942
Folder 3.7 Pease, Polly Saltonstall, Dec 1942-1946
Folder 3.8 [To] Pease, Polly Saltonstall from RFP, 1945
Folder 3.9 Pease, Roland F. Jr. [Ron], 1973-2002
Folder 3.10 Perry, Marilyn and John, 1944-1945, 1989-1991, 2005
Folder 9.15 Rockefeller, Laurance and Mary, 1990-1998
Folder 3.11 Saltonstall, Leverett, 1973-1977
Folder 3.12 Saltonstall, Mary and Richard, ca. 1942-1982
Folder 3.13 Saltonstall, William L., ca. 1980-2000
Folder 3.14 Saltonstalls - Miscellaneous, ca. 1970-2000
Folder 3.15 Vietor, Anna Glenn, ca 1995-2000
Folder 3.16 Willis, Sally Saltonstall and Dudley H., ca. 1980-2001
Folder 3.17 "English Friends," 1948-1956
Folder 3.18 Texas Family, 1971
Folder 3.19 Congratulatory Letters on RFP's Investment in the Order of the Hospital of St. John, 1974
Folder 3.20 Sympathy Letters on the Death of Mary Hallett Pease [RFP'S Mother], 1948
Folder 3.21 Sympathy Letters on the Death of Roland F. Pease, Sr. [RFP'S Father], 1969
Folder 9.14 Correspondence Associated with 1971 trip to England, 1971
Folder 3.22 Miscellaneous, ca. 1948-2000
Folder 3.23 Miscellaneous, ca. 1995-2002

SERIES V. Organizations and Institutions, 1952-2003

Folder 3.24 Church Club of New York, 1996-2001
Folder 3.25 Davis Museum and Cultural Center, 1996-1998
Folder 3.26 Holy Cross Monastery, ca. 1974-1988
Folder 3.27 House of the Redeemer - General, 1971-1986
Folder 3.28 House of the Redeemer - Christmas Concert [dedicated to Polly S. Pease], 1974
Folder 3.29 House of the Redeemer - Christmas Concert, 1975-1976
Folder 3.30 House of the Redeemer - Christmas Concert, 1977-1978
Folder 3.31 Metropolitan Opera Club, 1988-1993, 2000
Folder 4.1 New England Society - Board Meeting Minutes, 1984-2000
Folder 4.2 New England Society - Bulletins, 1977-2000
Folder 4.3 New England Society - Correspondence and Notes, 1976-1980
Folder 4.4 New England Society - Correspondence and Notes, 1981-2001
Folder 4.5 Order of the Hospital of St. John, 1974-2001
Folder 9.16 Pilgrim of John Howland Society, 1967-1994
Folder 4.6 Royal Academy of the Arts, 1996
Folder 4.7 St. James Church, 1972-1985
Folder 4.8 St. James Church, 1986-1990
Folder 4.9 St. James Church, 1992-1997
Folder 4.10 St. James Church, 1998-2001
Folder 4.11 St. James Church - re Tom Faulkner, 1997
Box 13 St. James Church - "Ministry Honouring Mr. Roland Pease," 1999 (Audio cassette tape)
Folder 4.12 Sherborn, MA Library, Town, etc., 1983-1999
Folder 4.13 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1965-1985
Folder 4.14 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1986-1990
Folder 4.15 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991-1992
Folder 4.16 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1993-1994
Folder 4.17 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1995-1997
Folder 4.18 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1998-2003, n.d.
Folder 4.19 Sons of the Revolution, 1968-1969
Folder 5.1 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - General, 1994-2002
Folder 5.2 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - Allen Ginsberg Exhibit, 1997
Folder 5.3 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - Pease Collection Exhibit - "Art and Friendship," 1997
Folder 5.4 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - Pease Collection Exhibit - "Art and Friendship" - Congratulations and Thanks, 1997
Folder 5.5 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - Miscellaneous Clippings, ca. 1990-2001
Folder 9.17 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - Marionette Company, 1950
Folder 9.18 Tibor de Nagy Gallery - Oversized Items, ca. 1985-1990
Folder 5.6 Union Club, 1976-1986
Folder 5.7 United Press, 1952-1955
Folder 5.8 Vassar College - General, 1998-2002
Folder 5.9 Vassar College - RFP Art Collection, 1997-1998
Folder 7.22 [RESTRICTED] Vassar College - RFP Art Collection - Appraisals, 1989, 1997-1998
Folder 5.10 Yale University Library, 1999-2001
Folder 7.23 [RESTRICTED] Yale University Library - Appraisals, 1998
Folder 5.11 Miscellaneous, 1990-2003, n.d.

SERIES VI. Writings, 1940-1999

Folder 5.12 Letters from Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents, 1949-1987
Folder 5.13 Dartmouth College Short Stories and Essays, folder 1 of 2, 1940-1941,
Folder 5.14 Dartmouth College Short Stories and Essays, folder 2 of 2, 1940-1941
Folder 5.15 Short Stories for Mabel Louise Robinson, Columbia, University 1942-1943
Folder 5.16 Short Stories for Helen Hull, Columbia University, 1946
Folder 5.17 Essays and Short Stories, 1947-1953
Box 15 The Townsman [Wellesley MA newspaper] scrapbook, 1948-1949
Folder 5.18 "There'll Always be a New England," The Kiwanis Magazine, 1951
Folder 5.19 "Having a Wonderful Time," Boston Herald, 1951
Folder 5.20 New England Newsletter articles, 1951-1952
Folder 9.19 United Press Articles, 1952-1955
Folder 9.20 United Press Articles, 1952-1955
Folder 9.21 United Press Notebook, 1952-1954
Folder 5.21 "Gravel," 1956
Folder 5.22 Short Stories, 1955-1956
Folder 5.23 Native Idylls - First Drafts, folder 1 of 2, 1955-1956
Folder 5.24 Native Idylls - First Drafts, folder 2 of 2, 1955-1956
Folder 5.25 Native Idylls - Marked Draft, ca. 1957
Folder 5.26 Native Idylls - "Ribbon Copy," ca. 1957
Folder 5.27 Native Idylls - Clean Copy, pp. 1-120, ca. 1957
Folder 6.1 Native Idylls - Clean Copy, pp. 201-411, ca. 1957
Folder 6.2 Sweet Nothing - Original Manuscript, pp. 1-149, ca. 1956
Folder 6.3 Sweet Nothing - Original Manuscript, pp. 150-385, ca. 1956
Folder 6.4 Sweet Nothing - Edited Draft, pp. 1-178, ca. 1956
Folder 6.5 Sweet Nothing - Edited Draft, pp. 179-363, ca. 1956
Folder 6.6 Sweet Nothing - Final Typescript, Volume 1, 1957
Folder 6.7 Sweet Nothing - Final Typescript, Volume 2, 1957
Folder 6.8 Sweet Nothing - Reviews and Correspondence, 1957-1996
Box 10 Sweet Nothing - Scrapbook, 1957
Folder 6.9 Wildwood - Clean Copy, pp. 1-231, ca. 1957
Folder 6.10 Wildwood - Clean Copy, pp. 232-440, ca. 1957
Folder 6.11 Wildwood - Incomplete Draft, ca. 1957
Folder 6.12 Wildwood - Marked Draft, pp. 1-165, ca. 1957
Folder 6.13 Wildwood - Marked Draft, pp. 166-335, ca. 1957
Folder 6.14 A Cold Caress - Marked Draft, pp. 1-131, ca. 1957
Folder 6.15 A Cold Caress - Marked Draft, pp. 132-261, ca. 1957
Folder 6.16 A Cold Caress - Marked Draft, pp. 262-427, ca. 1957
Folder 6.17 A Cold Caress - Notes and Corrections, ca. 1957
Folder 6.18 A Cold Caress - Clean Copy, pp 1-217, ca. 1957
Folder 7.1 A Cold Caress - Clean Copy, pp 218-437, ca. 1957
Folder 7.2 My Shadow ca. 1950s
Folder 7.3 Charity - Clean Typescript, pp. 1-123, ca. 1950s
Folder 7.4 Charity - Clean Typescript, pp. 124-297, ca. 1950s
Folder 7.5 Charity - Handwritten Draft, ca. 1950s
Folder 7.6 Pictures on Exhibit work, 1960-1961
Folder 7.7 Pictures on Exhibit work, 1961-1962
Box 10 Art International articles, 1961
Box 10 Art Voices [RFP executive editor], 1962-1966
Folder 7.21 Art USA Now article on Larry Rivers, 1962
Folder 7.8 "Notes on a Course in Publishing and Editing," 1963
Box 10 Metro articles, ca. 1963-1965
Box 16 Holy Cross News layout, 1965
Box 10 Holy Cross Magazine [Editorial work?], 1961-1965
Folder 7.9 The Benefactress [dramatization of Sweet Nothing], ca. 1960s
Folder 7.10 Undercurrents work, 1975
Folder 7.11 Elsewhere - Typescript, pp 1-167, 1988
Folder 7.12 Elsewhere - Typescript, pp 168-343, 1988
Folder 7.13 Elsewhere - Notes and Corrections, ca, 1988, 1999
Folder 7.14 Elsewhere - Associated Material, 1988
Folder 7.15 "Travels with Myself," 1993
Folder 7.16 "Meditations on Poetrics" 1993-1994
Folder 7.17 "Polly Saltonstall's Charlescote Farm...," 1995
Folder 7.18 Journal, pp. 1-300
Folder 7.19 Journal, pp. 301-600
Folder 7.20 Journal, pp. 601-884

SERIES VII. Photographs, 1831-2003

Box 17 RFP Portraits, ca. 1940, 1963
Folder 8.1 RFP Portraits and Snapshots 1939-ca.2000
Folder 8.2 Polly Saltonstall Pease, ca. 1920-1946
Folder 8.3 Roland Polly Pease Wedding Album, 1942
Folder 8.4 RFP Family, ca. 1940-1950
Box 10 RFP Family Album [includes RFP's tour in Europe], 1942-1945
Folder 8.5 Deborah Saltonstall Pease, ca. 1942-1975
Folder 8.6 Roland F. Pease, Jr. (Ron) and Family, ca. 1989-2000
Box 10 Folsom - Pease Family Album, ca. 1910-1921
Box 10 Folsom - Pease Family Album, ca. 1920-1930
Box 10 Folsom - Pease Family Album, 1930-1942
Folder 8.7 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family, ca. 1860-1910
Folder 8.8 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family, ca. 1860-1910
Folder 8.9 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family, ca. 1860-1910
Folder 8.10 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family, ca. 1860-1910
Box 17 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family - Oversize, ca. 1860-1910
Folder 8.11 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family, 1969
Folder 8.12 Pease/Folsom/Hallett Family, ca. 1920-1995
Folder 8.13 Saltonstall Family, ca. 1870-2000
Box 17 Saltonstall Family - Mrs. Gorham Brooks, 1831
Box 13 Pease/Folsom/Hallett [and Saltonstall ?] Family tin types and daguerreotypes, ca. 1850-1900
Folder 8.14 RFP's 80th Birthday Party, 2001
Box 10 RFP at Studio of Any Warhol, ca. 1950s
Box 17 Tibor de Nagy and RFP, 1962
Box 17 Tibor de Nagy and Lilly Gordon, ca. 1960-1989
Folder 8.15 Adelaide P. Farah, ca. 1990-2003
Folder 8.16 Elsa Ives, ca. 1980-1990
Folder 8.17 Royal Academy Trust [RFP with Prince Charles], 1996
Folder 8.18 St. James Church, 1997-1998
Folder 8.19 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 2000
Folder 8.20 House of the Redeemer, 1974
Folder 8.21 New England Society, 1988-1998
Folder 8.22 Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1981-2000
Folder 8.23 Vassar College, ca. 1998-2000
Folder 8.24 Miscellaneous, ca. 1970-2000

SERIES VIII. Ephemera, 1938-2000

Folder 8.27 Postcards, ca. 1940-2000
Folder 8.28 Tickets and Stubs, 1938-1939
Box 10 Robert Goodnough "Dinosaurs Visit the Stamford Museum," n.d. (VHS tape)
Box 13 Pins and Ribbons, ca. 1940-2000

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