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Betty Grossman Papers


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Betty Grossman Papers, 1894-1995 | WUA University Archives

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Title: Betty Grossman Papers, 1894-1995Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/04/wua00181

Primary Creator: Grossman, Betty (1914-1996)

Extent: 7.0 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes correspondence, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and information regarding George Mylonas.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Betty Grossman (1914-1996) was a highly admired archaeologist and art historian, a pioneering museum educator, a generous patron of the Arts, and a prolific writer with expertise in subjects ranging from Chinese bronzes to Grecian artifacts to American decorative arts.

Educated at Mary Institute (St. Louis, Missouri) Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York), Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri), and the American School of Classical Studies (Athens, Greece), Grossman's career was largely spent at The Saint Louis Art Museum (formerly the City Museum of St. Louis). There, she both administered and hosted numerous educational programs including gallery lectures, workshops, artist demonstrations, radio interviews, and television tours.

At Washington University she was tutored by world-renown archaeologist George Mylonas with whom she and her husband, Edwin (a lawyer and well-known public figure in St. Louis), developed a close friendship that spanned many years.  In the 1960's and 70's Grossman and Mylonas worked jointly with the Washington University Archaeological Society in hosting highly publicized cruises to excavation sites in Greece.  From the late 1950's onwards, the Grossmans were instrumental in administering the Mylonas Foundation and the Mycenean Melathron in Greece.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: The accruals are interfiled with collection or by accession at the end of the collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to the University Archives by Betty Grossman.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen in November of 2005.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence and Notes],
[Series 2: Publications],
[Series 3: Scrapbooks],
[Series 4: Photographs, Diaries, Law Briefs and Curiosities],

Series 1: Correspondence and NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American School of Classical Studies (Correspondence, 1959)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Archaeological Institute of America (St. Louis Society [Correspondence, 1990])Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Birth Certificate, Marriage License, and Funeral BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Campbell House Museum (Correspondence, 1994-95)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Certificates, Awards, Honors, etc. (for Betty and Edwin)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence (Personal, Misc., 1949-85)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence (Professional, Misc., 1974-89)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: CV & Resume (1959-64)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hygreckos, Helene (Correspondence, 1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lakavodis, Spyros (Correspondence, 1977-79)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mary Institute (Reunion Class of 1931 & Yearbook)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: May, Morton D. (Correspondence, 1972-79)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mycenaean Melethron (Correspondence, 1969)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Mylonas, George (Archaeological Society of WashingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: University [Correspondence, 1964-66])Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Mylonas, George (Correspondence, 1958-85)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mylonas, George (CV & Resume)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Mylonas, George (Mementos)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mylonas, George (Mycenaean Foundation [Correspondence, 1968-84])Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mylonas, George (Newspaper Clippings)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Mylonas, George (Photographs)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mylonas, George & Lella (Correspondence, 1969-73)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mylonas, Lella (Correspondence, 1960-89)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Newman, Eric (Correspondence, N.D.)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Panofsky, Erwin (Correspondence, 1956)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Photographs (Archaeological)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Photographs (Personal)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Plato[nic] Symposium (N.D.)Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Rathbone, Perry (Correspondence, 1957)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Saint Louis Art Museum (formerly City Art Museum) (Correspondence & Programs, 1957-93)Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Scrapbook (Fragmented, 1963-65)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Shahn, Ben (Correspondence, 1969)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Ravenswaay, Charles Van (Correspondence, 1961-85)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Vassar College Art Gallery (Correspondence, 1975-93)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Vassar College (Reunion Class of 1935)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Vassar College (Year Book, 1935)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Washington University (Archaeological Cruises, 1963-69)Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Washington University (Archaeological Society [Correspondence, Notes, Advertisements, 1963-76])Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Washington University (Correspondence, 1960-94)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Washington University (Diplomas & Alumni Citation, 1951, 59 & 72)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Washington University (Mementos)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Washington University (Reunion Class of 1931 [for Edwin Grossman])Add to your cart.

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[Series 3: Scrapbooks],
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