Guide to the Winterthur Library: The Joseph Downs Collection and the Winterthur Library
by E. Richard McKinstry
The extraordinary library at Winterthur is a renowned national research center for the study and appreciation of America's artistic, cultural, social and intellectual history. This Guide to the Winterthur Library provides descriptive information for the primary research materials held in two collections. The Joseph Downs Collection documents American lifestyles, concentrating on the domestic scene and activities within the household. The Winterthur Archives record the creation and development of Winterthur as a private estate and a public museum. Materials in these collections include diaries, family papers, tax records, swatch books of century-old fabric samples, architectural drawings, artists' sketchbooks, wills, household inventories, craftsmen's accounts, children's toys and games, and scrapbooks.
• Renowned national research center for the study and appreciation of America's artistic, cultural, social and intellectual history.
• Hardcover, 642 pages; 12 black and white illustrations
• 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.75