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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Margaret Rickert Papers 1918-1967

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Rickert, Margaret. Papers

Dates:

1918-1967

Size:

5.5 linear feet (8 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Margaret Rickert (1888-1973), art historian. The Papers document Rickert’s research on medieval art and illuminated manuscripts.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Rickert, Margaret. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Margaret Rickert was the younger sister of medieval literature scholar and University of Chicago professor of English Martha Edith Rickert. Margaret Rickert was born in 1888 and graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1910 and joined the photography department of the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1922. She earned a master’s degree in art history from the University of Chicago in 1933. In 1938 she was awarded a Ph.D. from the University and joined the art history department. She worked as a code breaker for the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Washington, D.C. during World War II, returning to Chicago in 1944. In 1948 she published a memorial volume of her sister’s work, and in 1954 published Painting in Britain: The Middle Ages, a volume in Penguin’s Pelican History of Art series. Rickert was the only woman and only American author included in the original Pelican set. Rickert retired from the University in 1953 but returned to teaching from 1958 to 1960, publishing La miniature anglaise during that period. In 1965 the second edition of Painting in Britain was published. Rickert traveled to Italy to assist in the restoration of artworks after the Florence Flood of 1966, but suffered a stroke and was forced to return to the United States. She died in Grinnell, Iowa in 1973.

Scope Note

The Margaret Rickert papers include correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material relating to Rickert’s research on medieval painting and manuscript illumination. Series I consists primarily of Rickert’s notes on various manuscripts, paintings, and people, much of it gathered during her travels abroad. The bulk of these notes are on medieval illuminated manuscripts dating. Also included is a small amount of correspondence from family and friends as well as correspondence relating to Rickert’s research and publications. Series II contains photographs of various illuminated manuscripts and paintings. It also contains a few postcards and prints of similar materials. Series III contains scholarly publications by Rickert as well as journal articles and other publications by others.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence, Notes, and Research

Box 1    Folder 1

Professional correspondence, 1941-1967

Box 1    Folder 2

Personal correspondence, 1933-1963

Box 1    Folder 3

Notes on C.L. Ricketts Manuscript Collection

Box 1    Folder 4

Publicity for "An Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts from the C.L. Ricketts Collection," March 1947

Box 1    Folder 5

Notes on C.L. Ricketts Collection exhibit

Box 1    Folder 6

Notes on manuscript provenance

Box 1    Folder 7

Book proposal, 1957

Box 1    Folder 8

Bibliographic notes for Painting in Britain: The Middle Ages

Box 1    Folder 9

Notes on Carmelite missals

Box 1    Folder 10

Notes on Carmelite missals

Box 1    Folder 11

Lecture notes on northern Renaissance and medieval painting

Box 1    Folder 12

Northern Renaissance and medieval painting bibliographies

Box 1    Folder 13

Notes on the calendars of Royal 1.D.x and Arundel 157

Box 1    Folder 14

Draft of manuscript, "The Question of Bohemian Influence on English MSS Illumination of the End of the 14th Century"

Box 1    Folder 15

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 16

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 17

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 18

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 19

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 20

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 21

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 22

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 23

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 24

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 25

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 26

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 27

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 28

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 1    Folder 29

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 2   Folder 1

Collation of calendars and miniatures

Box 2   Folder 2

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 2   Folder 3

Notes on miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 2   Folder 4

Notes on Herman of Cologne and Herman Limnour

Box 2   Folder 5

Notes on manuscripts relating to Herman Scheere problem

Box 2   Folder 6

Notes on manuscripts relating to Herman Scheere problem

Box 2   Folder 7

Notes on manuscripts relating to Herman Scheere problem

Box 2   Folder 8

15th century manuscripts, lists and bibliography

Box 2   Folder 9

Notes on the Wilton Diptych

Box 2   Folder 10

Notes on the Camelite Missal

Box 2   Folder 11

Manuscript on Bohemian painting and Illumination

Box 2   Folder 12

Notes on the Cologne School

Box 2   Folder 13

Notes on Dutch Gnadenstuhl trinity, Turin

Box 2   Folder 14

Notes on Melchio Broederlam

Box 2   Folder 15

Notes on Ghent Altarpiece

Box 2   Folder 16

Notes on German painting, c. 1400

Box 2   Folder 17

Notes on French gothic painting

Box 2   Folder 18

Notes on Neville family

Box 2   Folder 19

Notes on Duke of Geldre

Box 2   Folder 20

Notes and manuscript on Jean Malouel, "Maelwael of Geldre"

Box 2   Folder 21

List of French and Flemish illuminators and painters

Box 2   Folder 22

Notes from Public Records Office, dating from reign of Richard II

Box 2   Folder 23

Notes on C.L. Ricketts Collection

Box 2   Folder 24

Notes on miscellaneous exhibitions and auctions

Box 2   Folder 25

Notes from Freyhan article, Wormald lecture, Huizinga book

Box 2   Folder 26

Miscellaneous bibliographic note cards

Box 2   Folder 27

Notes on Jacqueline of Bavaria

Box 2   Folder 28

Notes on North Hollandish painting

Box 2   Folder 29

Notes on Hesdin, Priory of St. George

Box 2   Folder 30

Mottoes

Box 3   Folder 1

Miscellaneous notes on medieval works and figures

Box 3   Folder 2

Notes on costume - armor, 1350-1400

Box 3   Folder 3

Notes on textual form and content of manuscripts

Box 3   Folder 4

Notes on apocalypse illustrations

Box 3   Folder 5

Notes on illuminators, painters and scribes

Box 3   Folder 6

Notes on Paul van Limburg

Box 3   Folder 7

Notes on Herman and Jean Malouel

Box 3   Folder 8

Notes on Van Eyck

Box 3   Folder 9

Notes on book-making and illumination costs.

Box 3   Folder 10

Notes on classical manuscripts

Box 3   Folder 11

Notes on Ashburnham Pentateuch

Box 3   Folder 12

Notes on Byzantine illumination

Box 3   Folder 13

Notes on Pre-Carolingian and Visgothic manuscripts

Box 3   Folder 14

Notes on Book of Kells, 800 A.D.

Box 3   Folder 15

Notes on Franco-Saxon

Box 3   Folder 16

Notes on School of Rheins and Utrecht Psalter

Box 3   Folder 17

Notes on Corbie School

Box 3   Folder 18

Notes on Metz

Box 3   Folder 19

Notes on Tours School

Box 4   Folder 1

Notes on Ottoman Renaissance

Box 4   Folder 2

Notes on 15th century Scottish manuscripts

Box 4   Folder 3

Notes on Carmelite art and missals

Box 4   Folder 4

Notes on 14th century missals

Box 4   Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes from Oxford, Cambridge, and British Museum

Box 4   Folder 6

Miscellaneous notes from Oxford, Cambridge, and British Museum

Series II: Photographs

Box 5   Folder 1

Photos for Chaucer’s World

Box 5   Folder 2

Photos for article

Box 5   Folder 3

Photos for La Miniatura Inglese

Box 5   Folder 4

Photos for Painting in Britain and La Miniatura Inglese

Box 5   Folder 5

Photos of Imola Psalter

Box 5   Folder 6

Photos from Liber Viaticus and 14-15th century Bohemian manuscripts

Box 5   Folder 7

Photos from Dutch manuscripts

Box 5   Folder 8

Photos from 14th century English manuscripts

Box 5   Folder 9

Photos from 14th century English manuscripts

Box 5   Folder 10

Photos from Carmelite Missal

Box 5   Folder 11

Photos from Munich codex

Box 5   Folder 12

Photos from Munich codex

Box 5   Folder 13

Negatives from the Hague Royal Library

Box 5   Folder 14

Photos relating to John Siferwas

Box 5   Folder 15

Photos of armorial descriptions in manuscripts

Box 5   Folder 16

Photos of Milan-Turin Hours

Box 5   Folder 17

Photos of Bohemian coats of arms

Box 5   Folder 18

Photos of Dutch Hours

Box 5   Folder 19

Photos of Dutch Hours

Box 5   Folder 20

Photos of Dirk van Delft manuscripts

Box 6   Folder 1

Photos of 15th century English manuscripts

Box 6   Folder 2

Photos of Bodley manuscript 264

Box 6   Folder 3

Photos of Rennes Psalter

Box 6   Folder 4

Photos of 15th century English manuscripts

Box 6   Folder 5

Photos of Neville Hours

Box 6   Folder 6

Photos relating to Herman Scheere

Box 6   Folder 7

Photos of Chichele Breviary

Box 6   Folder 8

Photos relating to Herman Scheere

Box 6   Folder 9

Photos relating to Herman Scheere

Box 6   Folder 10

Photos of Karlsruhe

Box 6   Folder 11

Photos of modern illuminated manuscript

Box 6   Folder 12

Photos of Dutch manuscripts

Box 6   Folder 13

Photo of Carew-Poyntz Hours

Box 6   Folder 14

Photos of Sigena murals

Box 6   Folder 15

Photos of Westminster Retable and Chapter House murals

Box 6   Folder 16

Photos of Wilton Diptych

Box 6   Folder 17

Photo of Carmelite convent mural, Mainz

Box 6   Folder 18

Photos of German painting, 14th-15th centuries

Box 6   Folder 19

Photos of Torino

Box 6   Folder 20

Photos of Jan van Eyck paintings

Box 6   Folder 21

Photos of French retable wings

Box 6   Folder 22

Photos of German/Bohemian painting

Box 6   Folder 23

Photos of German/Bohemian painting

Box 6   Folder 24

Photos relating to Jacques de Baerze

Box 6   Folder 25

Negatives of C.L. Ricketts Collection

Box 6   Folder 26

Slides of Neville Hours

Box 6   Folder 27

Postcards and magazine clippings

Box 6A

Photograph of portrait by Sigismund de Ivanowski, 1906

Series III: Printed Material

Box 7   Folder 1

Article by Millard Meiss

Box 7   Folder 2

Westminster Abbey guidebooks

Box 7   Folder 3

Article by Charles Kuhn

Box 7   Folder 4

Article by William Shaw

Box 7   Folder 5

Article by D.H. Turner

Box 7   Folder 6

Miscellaneous journal articles and offprints

Box 7   Folder 7

Miscellaneous offprints

Box 7   Folder 8

Article on illuminated manuscript exhibition, 1918

Box 7   Folder 9

Article by Ulrich Fink

Box 7   Folder 10

Article by Andrew Martindale

Box 7   Folder 11

Review article by Dorothy Miner

Box 7   Folder 12

Booklet on Conrad von Soest

Box 7   Folder 13

Booklet on Cologne School

Box 7   Folder 14

Articles on Van Eyck

Box 7   Folder 15

Booklet on Dutch armorials

Box 7   Folder 16

Miscellaneous press clippings

Box 7   Folder 17

Review of Painting in Britain

Box 7   Folder 18

Review articles by Margaret Rickert

Box 7   Folder 19

Articles by Margaret Rickert