Gerda Peterich Papers

An inventory of her papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Finding aid created by: Amy S. Doherty
Date: unknown

Revision history:

Summary

Creator: Peterich, Gerda
Title: Gerda Peterich Papers
Dates: 1920-1990
Size: 30 boxes and 7 oversize packages (23 linear feet)
Abstract: The Gerda Peterich Papers include photographs and negatives, writings, printed matter, and other material relating to her career as a photographer of dance and architecture as well as art history lecturer and Photographic Archives director at Syracuse University.
Language: English
Repository: Syracuse University Archives
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biography

Gerda Peterich

Gerda Peterich (1906-1974) was a lecturer in art history and director of the Photographic Archives at Syracuse University from 1964 to 1968. During her career she was a photographer of dances and dancers and a staff photographer for Dance Magazine. She was an associate in research at the George Eastman House and was well known as a photographer of architecture, especially cobblestone structures.

Gerda Anna Margarete Peterich was born in Munich, Germany, on March 9, 1906. Her mother was a pianist, and her father was a sculptor and professor of fine arts. She had three brothers and a sister, all gifted artistically. The family moved to Italy soon after Peterich was born, seeking a more liberal atmosphere for the children. Peterich's schooling took place in Germany where she studied at the Odenwaldschule from 1919 to 1922. She studied piano with Lili Kroeber-Asche at the State Conservatory of Music in Stuttgart from 1930 to 1933. Despite her early interest in music, an injury to her shoulder prevented her from pursuing a musical career.

In 1936 Peterich went to the island of Hiddensee to think through her interests in gardening, architecture, and photography and to decide on her life's work. She returned from her week of contemplation and announced that photography was where she would place her major efforts. From the summer of 1937 through the winter of 1939 she studied photography at the Photographische Lehranstalt des Lette-Vereins in Berlin and passed the state examination cum laude. While in Berlin Peterich met and married Dr. Kurt Robert Mattusch, Economic Counsellor for the U.S. State Department at the American Consulate General.

In August 1939 Peterich and her lifelong friend Elisabeth (Lilly) Hoffmann sailed for America on the next to last ship to leave Germany before World War II. Shortly thereafter, Peterich and her husband separated.

Faced with the task of earning a living in an unfamiliar environment, Peterich established a photographic studio at 332 West 50th Street in New York, where she specialized in portraiture and dance. She also taught for two and a half years at The School of Modern Photography. During the period from 1940 through 1946 Peterich made a name for herself as a photographer of dance and dancers and became a staff photographer for Dance Magazine. Among her subjects were Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Pearl Primas, Jane Dudley, Ruth St. Denis, Jerome Robbins, Bambi Lynn, Pearl Lang, and Hanya Holm. Peterich’s aim was "the interpretation of the dancer's personality, the dancer's personal style, or a special dance." In 1950 she resumed photographing dancers, but primarily with ballet, while her earlier work was with modern dancers. While on the staff of Dance Magazine she also worked freelance, doing magazine, commercial and portrait photography.

In 1946 Peterich accepted a position as visiting lecturer at Ohio University where she also attended school. On August 7, 1948 she was awarded a BFA from Ohio. During this period she became head of the department of photography.

In 1950 Peterich moved to Rochester, New York, and began working towards her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Rochester, concentrating on the history of architecture and the history of photography. The MA degree she received on June 7, 1957, was the first in the history of photography as an art form to be granted in the United States. Her thesis, "The Calotype in France and its Use in Architectural Documentation," combined her lifelong interests in architecture and photography.

While pursuing her master’s degree Peterich worked a variety of jobs. She again freelanced as a photographer and documented the architecture of the Utica area for Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. In the summer of 1958 she co-chaired a four-day tour of the Geneva/Rochester/Finger Lakes area and the Corning Glass Works with Harley McKee, an architectural historian and professor at Syracuse University. Peterich also became an Associate in Research at the George Eastman House, where she designed at least two traveling exhibitions, one on the history of photography and the other on nineteenth-century architectural photographs. Peterich was also a staff writer for Image, the Eastman House journal, and wrote a lead article about the architectural exhibition in 1958.

While studying for her master’s degree, Peterich began researching and photographing cobblestone architecture. In 1955 she created a circulating photograph exhibit, "Cobblestone Architecture of Upstate New York," and presented a paper to the Central New York chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, which was subsequently published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (vol. 15, no. 2). She continued to photograph cobblestone architecture for the rest of her life. In 1978 Syracuse University Press posthumously published her book, Cobblestone Landmarks of New York State. It notes, "Gerda Peterich's photographs are the soul of this book...Brought up in an artistic environment, she learned the special qualities of stone while watching her father at work in his studio and on long walks with him through the countryside."

In 1957 the George Eastman House gave Peterich a retrospective show, entitled, "Twenty Years of Photography." The show, which included portraits and images of dance, clouds, water, wildflowers, cobblestone architecture and churches of Utica, New York, also appeared at the Siembah Gallery in Boston in 1961.

During her New York City days Peterich shared an apartment with her childhood friend, Lilly Hoffmann, who became a weaver of great distinction. In 1950 Hoffman purchased a house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, and in 1959 Peterich moved there to once again share a home with her friend. In a 1959 Christmas letter she wrote, "...everything was planning for New Hampshire. Through many years I spent my vacations there with my good friend Lilly Hoffmann. I was beginning to grow roots here - it was what I had waited for. And now I am here, loving it, happy, leading the creative life which is happiness. As I write to you I sit in my studio which last year still was Lilly's barn, looking out of my big window over our grounds which terminate in a granite stone wall, pine trees beyond. There are tufts of snow on the ground and the sky is brilliantly blue."

After moving to New Hampshire Peterich lectured on fine arts at the New England College in Henniker. She began work towards a Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Boston University in the summer of 1961 and attended a seminar in American Architecture at Harvard University in the summer of 1962. She was on leave in 1963-64 with a stipend to work on her Ph.D.

In a March 14, 1964, memorandum to Frank Piskor, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Syracuse University, Laurence Schmeckebier, Dean of the School of Art, wrote, "While in Baltimore I also met Gerda Peterich, a distinguished artist and photographer,...she is German born and educated with a good historical and scholarly background." On May 11th Peterich received a telegram offering her the position of lecturer in art history at Syracuse University. Scheduled to teach one course on the history of art and one on the history of photography, she was also to be director of the Photographic Archives at the University. She accepted the position and was in Syracuse by September.

Shortly after her arrival an exhibit of Peterich’s work went on display at the Lowe Art Gallery at the University. The exhibit grew out of a project commissioned by the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, to document the Victorian architecture of the city and to awaken public awareness of the significance of its buildings.

Peterich also worked on a project documenting the architecture of Merrimack and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire. The project was completed in 1965, and the negatives were deposited at the Library of Congress as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Gerda Peterich taught at Syracuse University until June 1968. She then returned to the New Hampshire she loved and remained there until her death in July 1974.


Scope and Content Note

The Peterich Papers are arranged into four series: Personal Papers, Prints and Negatives, Subject Files, and Additions. The collection is primarily visual in nature, throughout all four series, and comprised mostly of photographic prints, negatives, and transparencies. Of particular interest are the photographs and negatives of dancers in New York City from 1940-1946 and 1950. This was an active period in modern dance, and Gerda Peterich photographed most of the notable dancers of the time. The Peterich Papers also include printed material, writings, notes, correspondence, and memorabilia.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Related Material

Slideshows of Peterich's photographs may be viewed at the Syracuse University Archives' online exhibition, “Dancing on Cobblestones: The Photography of Gerda Peterich”.


Selected Search Terms

Names

Peterich, Gerda.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Architectural photography.
Dance.
Nature photography.
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.
Higher education.
Photographers.

Types of Material

Black-and-white photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gerda Peterich Papers,
Syracuse University Archives

Acquisition Information

In 1979 Lilly Hoffmann donated the first segment of the Peterich Papers consisting of 2 boxes and 3 oversize packages. The bulk of the collection came from the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, in 1992. Materials relating to The Cobblestone Society were donated by Dick Case in 2008.

Processing Information

Partially processed: most materials were placed in acid-free housing.


Arrangement

For the most part, the collection is arranged by and in order of donation. Since boxes 3 through 29, from the Eastman House, were already divided into Prints and Negatives and Subject Files, Lilly Hoffman’s gift as well as some of the oversize packages were formed into the Personal Papers series. The Addition series was created to accommodate additional donations.


Table of Contents

Personal Papers

Prints and Negatives

Subject Files

Additions


Inventory

Personal Papers
Box 1 Biographical Material
Box 1 Drawings
Box 1 Lecture Notes - Great Sculptors
Box 1 Memorabilia
Package 9 Memorabilia - Wooden Studio Sign (Oversize)
Package 9 Memorabilia - Award Plaque: Professional Photographers of America, Inc. National Award (Oversize)
Package 9 Memorabilia - Rubber Stamps [Name & Address, Etc.] (Oversize)
Box 1 Miscellaneous Material
Box 1 Notes from Lecture
Photographs
Box 1 Album - Kleine Reportage Aus Dem Froschteish ca. 1938
Package 1 Album - Optische Mappe 1937
(Oversize)
Package 1 Album - Cobblestone Architecture of the Rochester Area
(Oversize)
Package 1 Album - Odenwaldschule
(Oversize)
Box 1 Architecture - Barns, Orleans County, New York October 1972
Box 1 Architecture - Chalet Schell, Northfield, Massachusetts, Historical American Buildings Survey
Box 1 Architecture - Interiors
Box 1 Architecture - Manchester City Hall, Manchester Mills, Sandwich Church, Walpole, New Hampshire
Box 1 Architecture - Unidentified Churches, Danvers, Massachusetts, Durham, New Hampshire
Box 1 Architecture - Utica, New York 1950-1956
Box 1 Architecture - Wright, Frank Lloyd House?, Manchester, New York
Package 1 Arts Council of Greater Concord 1972 Calendar
(Oversize)
Box 1 Cape Ann, Rockport, Massachusetts Summer 1945
Box 1 Central Park, New York City 1940-1943
Box 1 Children's Home, Athens, Ohio
Box 1 Dancers
Box 1 Events - Eighteenth Annual Fair of The League Of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts July 31-August 5, 1951
Box 1 Events - Wochenmarkt In Revel 1938
Box 1 Flowers and Plants
Box 1 Landscapes - A Portfolio of Three Prints
Box 1 Landscapes - Landscapes, Seascapes and Skyscapes
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Exterior
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - First Automobile
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - H.W. Herrick Repros. and Others
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Interiors
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Museum Objects, Still Life
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - People, Groups, Historic Objects
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Quilts
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Scenic, Maps
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Barns, Orleans County
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Jewish Community
Box 1 Manchester Historic Association - Labels
Box 1 Michigan
Box 1 Miscellaneous
Package 3 Miscellaneous (Oversize)
Box 1 Objects - Chests and Tables
Box 1 Objects - League Of New Hampshire Arts And Crafts, Miscellaneous Crafts
Box 1 Objects - Richard Hooke's Wood Sculpture
Box 1 Ohio Miscellany
Box 1 Ohio, Exposure/Development Set
Box 2 Portraits - Carter Children, Christina and Perry
Box 2 Portraits - Carter Children, John, Stephen, Elizabeth, Julie B., Robin
Box 2 Portraits - Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box 2 Portraits - Miscellaneous Europe
Box 2 Portraits - Segal, Evelyn
Package 6 [Portfolio] - New York City Produce Market ca. 1920
(Oversize)
Package 2 Portfolio of Prints
(Oversize)
Box 2 Student Work
Package 4 Student Work [of Gerda Peterich] - [Portfolio] "Le Paysagede Cagnes Sur Mer" ca. 1937-1939
(Oversize)
Package 5 Student Work [of Gerda Peterich] - Tools
(Oversize)
Package 5 Student Work [of Gerda Peterich] - Vegetables
(Oversize)
Package 5 Student Work [of Gerda Peterich] - "Papiervergleich 1937"
(Oversize)
Box 2 Students? of Gerda Peterich - James E. Durrell, Jr.
Box 2 Transparencies - Architecture, Miscellaneous
Box 2 Transparencies - Cape Cod October 1972, September 1973
Box 2 Transparencies - Fall October 1968
Box 2 Transparencies - Fall and Winter, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
Box 2 Transparencies - Flowers in Bloom February-May 1972, September 1973
Box 2 Transparencies - Garden, Springtime May 1972
Box 2 Transparencies - Germany September 1968
Box 2 Transparencies - Gloucester, Eleanor August 1967
Box 2 Transparencies - Jasper [Gerda's Dog] August 1967, March 1968
Box 2 Transparencies - Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Farm
Box 2 Transparencies - Medium Format
Box 2 Transparencies - Miscellaneous (Waterfall, Trees, Landscapes, Sunsets) 1971-1972
Box 2 Transparencies - Pennsylvania, General Views, Mountain Laurel July 1970
Box 2 Transparencies - Pennsylvania, Grasses, Grain, Flowers, Rock, Forest July 1970, October 1972
Box 2 Transparencies - Pennsylvania, Market, Museum Village, Barns, Country Buildings July 1970
Box 2 Transparencies - Prince Edward Island July-August 1967
Box 2 Transparencies - "Slides of My Own Work, Including Dancers"
Box 2 Transparencies - Water, Ice March 1968, October 1968
Box 2 Washington Market, New York [City] 1940
Box 2 By Others
Box 2 Printed Materials
Box 2 Thesis - "The Calotype in France and Its Use in Architectural Documentation," Repro 1956
Prints and Negatives
Box 3 Animals
Architecture
Box 3 Maine
Box 3 Manchester, NH (2 folders)
Box 3 Manchester, NH (Numbered Series)
Box 3 Frank Lloyd Wright House, Kalil Home
Box 3 Frank Lloyd Wright House, Zimmerman Home
Box 3 New England [Either Maine or Vermont] Wedding Cake House, Greek Revival Church
Box 3 New Hampshire
Box 3 New Hampshire, Merrimack & Hillsborough Counties 1964
Box 4 Interiors, Museum & Church
Box 4 New York State (2 folders)
Box 4 New York State "Trip With Bill" 1969-1970
Box 4 New York State, Rochester, 32 Oliver Street & Portr...? C.W.A. [Charlotte Allen Book 1]
Box 4 New York State, Unidentified Building [Possibly 32 Oliver St]
Box 4 New York State, Utica, Secular & Domestic
Box 4 Octagan Buildings
Box 4 Unidentified
Box 4 Vermont
Box 4 Boat Series, North Germany?, Lloyd?, Bremen ca. 1937
Box 4 Broom Story
Box 4 Brunswick, Maine & Vicinity
Box 4 Clouds (2 folders)
Box 4 Commercial Negatives
Dance
Box 5 Carmen Amaya Maria
Box 5 Theresa Acuna? [Spanish Dancer]
Box 5 Alicia Alonso
Box 5 William Bales
Box 5 Ballet International: Carol Percy, Dick Beard, Mary Jane Shae, Viola Essen, Mary Jeanne 1944-1945
Box 5 Ballet Russe
Box 5 Ballet Theater
Box 5 Irina Baronova
Box 5 Valentine [Valentina?] Belova
Box 5 Valerie Bettis June 1943, undated
Box 5 Matthew Bocchino November 12, 1941
Box 5 Todd Bolender
Box 5 Ruthanna Boris
Box 5 Corinne & Fania Chochem
Box 5 George Chaffee [Photograph, Figurine of A Female Ballet Dancer]
Box 5 Vincenzo Celli
Box 5 Chase
Box 5 Janet Collins
Box 5 Merce Cunningham June 15, 1952
Box 6 Dance Magazine (2 folders)
Box 6 Katya Delakova & Fred Berk
Box 6 Mura Dehn
Box 6 Eva Desca November 12, 1945
Box 6 The Digetanos
Box 6 Anton Dolin
Box 6 Paul Draper April 7, 1942
Box 6 Jane Dudley,"Harmonica Breakdown," Untitled, 35 MM Contacts February 18, 1943
Box 6 Jane Dudley
Box 6 Jean Erdman 1944
Box 6 Jean Erdman, Dance Magazine March 1950
Box 6 Jean Erdman, Dance Magazine 1957
Box 6 Liljan Espenak June 1941, undated
Box 6 Nina Fonaroff
Box 6 Nadine Gae
Box 6 Aaron Gobez
Box 7 Felicitas Goutineau?
Box 7 Martha Graham, Dance Magazine 1957
Box 7 Griffith & Wayne
Box 7 Trudy Goth & Henry Schwarze
Box 7 Graff
Box 7 Robin Gregory
Box 7 Van Grona
Box 7 Paul Haakon, Patricia Bowman
Box 7 Peter Hamilton
Box 7 Erick Hawkins
Box 7 Erick Hawkins & Pearl Lang February 26, 1943
Box 7 Hanya Holm November 17, 1942
Box 7 Hanya Holm
Box 7 Hanya Holm Dancers
Box 7 Ann Hutchinson May 1946
Box 7 Doris Humphrey; "Inquest" With Group, Solo
Box 7 Zane Irwin
Box 8 Nora Kaye
Box 8 Iva Kitchell
Box 8 Ruth Ann Koesun
Box 8 Pauline Koner [Includes "It Ain't Necessarily So"]
Box 8 La Meri
Box 8 Lillian Lenese
Box 8 Pearl Lang
Box 8 Welland Northrop & Nelle Fisher
Box 8 Jose Limon
Box 8 Limon Trio; Beatrice Seckler, Dorothy Bird & Jose Limon
Box 8 Gertrude Lippincott January 1946, undated
Box 8 Dorothie Littlefield
Box 8 Paula Lloyd
Box 8 Bambi Lynn
Box 9 Joseph Main?
Box 9 Claud Marchaut
Box 9 Marie Marchowsky
Box 9 Sophie Maslow
Box 9 Barbara Mettler Dance Group: Marcia Eastman, Cora Miller, Willis Ward, Will Carbo, Barbara Mettler
Box 9 Mary Ellen Moylan
Box 9 Deniel Nagrin
Box 9 Sono Osato
Box 9 Betty Osgood
Box 9 Ulla Pers?
Box 9 Pearl Primus
Box 9 Pearl Primus, Dance Magazine 1957
Box 9 Federico Rey & [Partner?]
Box 9 Jerome Robbins [Dance Observer]
Box 9 Joan Roberts
Box 9 Alex Rotov ca. 1941
Box 10 Mccord?
Box 10 Ruth St. Denis, Dance Magazine 1957
Box 10 Nona Schurman ca. 1944-1949
Box 10 Mary Jane Shae
Box 10 Ted Shawn & Ruth St. Denis
Box 10 Mia Slavenska, Erika Thimey
Box 10 Muriel Stuart, School of American Ballet, NYC November 1943
Box 10 Marina Svetlova
Box 10 Paul Sweeney October 1943
Box 10 Helen Tamiris February 1944
Box 10 Mary Allen Terry
Box 10 Norma Vance
Box 10 Eric Victor
Box 10 Ruthella Wade
Box 10 Weber
Box 10 Charles Weidman
Box 10 Patricia White November 1944
Box 10 Igor Youskevitch
Box 10 Miscellaneous Dancers & People
Box 10 Unidentified Dancers
Box 11 The Earth, Soil, Sand
Box 11 Estonia, Lithuania
Box 11 Ferns
Box 11 Flowers I, Europe, Wild & Garden
Box 11 Flowers II, American, Wild
Box 11 Flowers III, American, Wild
Box 11 Flowers IV, American, Garden
Box 11 Flowers V, Miscellaneous, Leaves, Patterns, Branches etc.
Box 11 Flowers, Wild
Box 11 Flowers, Wild, Trees, Branches
Box 11 Fog, White Mountains
Box 11 Folly Cove Designers, "The Making of a Block Print," Gloucester,MA - Negatives [subject 'Virginia Lee Burton (Demetrios)'] 1948, 1960
Box 11 Folly Cove Designers, "The Making of a Block Print," Gloucester,MA - Prints 1948
Box 11 France
Box 11 Germany, Berlin Environments, Hiddeusee, Bavaria, etc
Box 11 Germany and the Trip Over, Clouds, Some Trees
Box 12 Gloucester, MA: Rocks, Water
Box 12 Grasses
Box 12 Harvest [Glass Plates]
Box 12 "Hay Making" New Hampshire
Box 12 Holland
Box 12 Letchworth Park
Box 12 Michigan
Box 12 Miscellaneous
Box 12 Net Story
Box 12 New Hampshire: Clouds, Rocks, Trees, etc.
Box 12 Ohio
Box 12 Painting & Sculpture at the Currier Gallelry of Art, Permanent Collection 1973
Box 12 Pipe Story, "Sweetest Smoke of All" Story & Photographs by Edith Sauer & Gerda Peterich About The Corn Cob Pipe Works, Boonville, Missouri
Box 13 Painting & Sculpture at The Currier Gallery of Art (loose negatives)
Box 14 Portraits - Children
Box 14 Portraits - Commercial 1960-1968
Box 14 Portraits - Men
Box 14 Portraits - Women
Box 15 Postcards
Box 15 Prince Edward Island
Box 15 Skyways [Story]
Box 15 Snow
Box 15 Stone [Rocks]
Box 15 Stone Walls and Fences
Box 15 Student Work [Glass Plates]
Box 15 Student Work, Berlin [Portrait of a Child, Glass Plate]
Box 15 Student Work, Berlin [Spider Web, Glass Plate]
Box 15 Texture
Box 15 Travel on the "Europe"
Box 15 Tree Bark and Trees
Box 15 USA - Cape Anne, Mass I
Box 15 USA - Cape Anne, Mass II
Box 15 USA - Maine
Box 15 USA - New Hampshire
Box 15 USA - N.Y. The Face of The City November 1939
Box 15 USA - N.Y. Greater New York
Box 15 USA - N.Y. Parks
Box 15 Water
Prints
Box 22 Commercial Work (Oversize)
Box 23 Ohio Univeristy - Portraits (Oversize)
Box 24 Ohio Univeristy - Portraits [by Peterich and Students] (Oversize)
Box 25 Various Subjects (Oversize)
Box 26 Cobblestone Architecture (Oversize)
Box 27 Drawings By Peterich (Oversize)
Box 27 Watercolor By Ada Baylorson (Oversize)
Box 27 Mounted Prints, Various Subjects, By Peterich & Others (Oversize)
Box 28 Mounted Prints, Various Subjects (Oversize)
Box 29 Mounted Prints, Various Subjects (Oversize)
Large Prints
Package 8 Pearl Primus Group 38 1/2" X 31 1/2" (Oversize)
Package 8 Portrait of A Woman 18" X 24" (Oversize)
Package 8 Clouds 18" By 24" (Oversize)
Package 8 Water 18" X 24" (Oversize)
Package 8 Dance Series - Jane Dudley, 2 Panels, 8 Prints on each (Oversize)
Package 8 Dance Series - Pauline Koner, 2 Panels, 8 Prints on each (Oversize)
Subject Files
Box 16 Architecture Bibliographies
Box 16 Architecture, Research File
Box 16 Articles, "Folly Cove" in Modern Miss Spring 1948
Box 16 Biographical Material
Box 16 Biographical Material, Certificates & Awards
Box 16 Book Proposal, "Young American Dancers" 1951
Box 16 Central New York Architectural Historians
Box 16 Clippings
Box 16 College Grades and Correspondence
Box 16 Concert Programs, Dance 1946-1949, undated
Box 16 Conference, "International Teaching Conference at The George, Eastmen House, 1962"
Box 16 Correspondence 1946-1974, undated
Box 16 Course Outlines, Bibliographies, S.U. 1965-1966
Box 16 Dance Pictures Published - Dancer's Pamphlets
Box 16 Dance Pictures Published - New York Papers
Box 16 Dance Pictures Published - Various Magazines 1943-1950, 1972, undated
Exhibitions
Box 16 Architecture of Manchester, 1840-1900, Clippings 1963-1964
Box 16 Architecture of Manchester, 1840-1900, 1963-1964
Box 16 Churches of Utica & Vicinity 1956
Box 16 Cobblestone Architecture 1953-1961, undated
Box 17 Dance
Box 17 Dance Portraits 1949
Box 17 Eleanor Walker, Amherst, NH
Box 17 Frank Lloyd Wright
Box 17 General [Various Texts]
Box 17 Gerda Peterich Photographs
Box 17 The History of Photography
Box 17 New York Mills
Box 17 19th Century Architectural Photographs 1959
Box 17 Retrospective
Box 17 Sky and Water Photographs
Box 18 Churches of Utica, NY, and vicinity 1956 (loose mounted prints)
Package 7 Captions (Oversize)
Package 7 Vegetables (Oversize)
Box 17 Letters of Recommendation 1949-1956
Box 17 Manchester Architecture, Research File
Box 17 New England College, Henniker, NH 1959-1967
Box 17 Photographs Published [other than dance]
Publicity
Box 17 New York, Rochester 1949-1959
Box 17 Retrospective 1957
Box 17 Ohio 1946-1949
Box 17 New York 1940-1948
Box 19 Dance
Box 19 General 1957-1960, undated
Box 19 New Hampshire 1959-1964
Box 19 New Hampshire 1968
Box 19 New England College
Box 19 Colosseum Show 1959
Box 19 Syracuse 1964-1968
Box 19 Teaching
Box 19 Rochester Antiquarian League [Society]
Box 19 Society for Photographic Education
Notes
Box 19 Course Notes, "Architecture Worth Saving," Harley J. Mckee, Seminars on American Culture, N.Y.S. Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY 1964
Box 19 Lecture Notes - History of Photography 1964-1965
Box 19 Lecture Notes - History of Photography 1965-1966
Box 19 Lecture Notes - "Photography - Its Development as a Fine Art" Ohio University May 5, 1954
Box 19 Lecture Notes - Various Lectures 1961-1972, undated
Box 19 Notes on Architecture
Box 20 Notes on Photography
Box 20 Research Notes - Architecture
Box 20 Research Notes - Master's Thesis
Box 20 Research Notes - Portraiture
Box 20 Research Notes - Southworth & Hawes 1954-1958
Writings
Box 20 "The Architectural Photographs in The Collection of George Eastman House" [Society of Architectural Historians?] Presentation February 1, 1958
Box 20 "Architectural Photography" Tsc, 30 Pages undated
Box 20 "Brief Summary of Problems of Dance Photography", Tsc, 3 Pages undated
Box 20 "The Calotype in France and its use in Architectural Documentation," Master's Thesis, University of Rochester, Supervised By Carl K. Hersey and Beaumont Newhall, Ts With Corrections and Comments 1956
Box 20 "The City Hall of Manchester, New Hampshire", Ts, 13 Pages undated
Box 20 "Clouds For The Photographer", Ts, 8 Pages undated
Box 20 "French Calotypes: Architecture and Views", Tsc, 14 Pages undated
Box 20 "GWW"[George Washington Wilson]
Box 20 "Manchester On The Merrimack: A Showcase of Nineteenth Century Town Planning and Architecture" Ts, 7 Pages undated
Box 20 "Nineteenth Century Architectural Photographs" Tsc Rev, 25 Pages, Ts, 33 Pages undated
Box 21 "Outline For An Exhibition On The History of Photography From The Beginning To The Present" Submitted On September 22, 1955, Ts and Tsc [2 Copies] 8 Pages
Box 21 "Outline For The Three Phases of Portraiture: Personality - Posing - Presentation" Tsc, 25 Pages undated
Box 21 "Photography of and at The Great Exhibition of The Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851" Tsc, [17 Pages] undated
Box 21 Review of Manuscript, "Stieglitz" By Dorothy Norman
Box 21 Review of, "The Many-Sided Mr. Nadar" By Pierre Schneider, 25th Art News Annual, Ts, 6 Pages undated
Box 21 "Some Aspects in Representing Movement in A Static Medium" {With Emphasis On Dance Photography} Lecture Before The Pictorial Photographers of America February 1, 1955
Box 21 Tsc, 10 Pages,["This Is The Age of Visual Communication"]
Box 21 Ts, 3 Pages undated
Box 21 Notes, Photo History Bibliography undated
Writings by Others
Box 21 "A Few Remarks On The Advent in France, in 1839, of The First Practical Realization of Photography..." By J. Boichard November 27-28, 1964
Box 21 "Photography and The Suspense of Time" By Beaumont Newhall, The Frederick W. Brehm Memorial Lecture, Geh, 23 Pages, Mimeo. October 22, 1954
Box 21 "Zur Frage: Bewegung Im Photo" By Dr. Arnold Fanch undated
Additions
Box 30 Peterich, Gerda, Cobblestone Architecture of Upstate New York, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XV, 2 undated
The Cobblestone Society (Childs, NY)
Box 30 Various Printed Materials
Box 30 Cobblestone Tour Booklets 1961-1964
Box 30 Cobblestone Tour Booklets 1965-1969 - 1968 issue contains Peterich photograph
Box 30 Cobblestone Tour Booklets 1970-1980
Box 30 Gateways to Cobblestone Houses of Yates County 1968
Box 30 Cobblestone architecture clippings 1964-1990