The Department of Archives and Special Collections has many works of art and historical artifacts in its holdings. These include paintings, prints, sculpture, religious vestments, movie props, an ancient battle helmet and many other items.
The collections are open by appointment to all interested researchers. To make an appointment, please call the department at 310-338-5710; or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu .The Robert and Miriam Kinsey Collection | The Warschaw Collection Max Thalmann Prints and Drawings | Anton Grauel Collection Early California Mission Vestments | Other paintings of interest
The Robert and Miriam Kinsey Collection (Collection 088)
(111 items) The Kinsey Collection consists of contemporary Japanese prints, paintings and sculpture. Although most pieces in the collection date from the twentieth century, a few earlier works are included. Some non-Japanese artists are also represented. The collection includes woodblock prints by Ohara Shoson, Junichiro Sekino, Clifton Karhu, Toshi Yoshida, Tadashi Nakayama, Kiyoshi Saito and others. There is also a collection of netsuke by modern Japanese carvers.
The Warschaw Collection
(6 paintings) Louis Warschaw, a Los Angeles resident, donated this collection of sixteenth and seventeenth-century European paintings to the University in 1975. The paintings and artists represented are The Virgin Enthroned with the Child and Saints by Giovanni Battista Bertucci the Younger (c. 1540-1614); The Suffering Virgin and Mary Magdalene by Giovanni Battista Crespi (1576-1632); The Dead Christ with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene and Saint Francis of Assisi by Gaspare Diziani (1689-1767); Ecce Homo (Christ with the Crown of Thorns) by David de Haen (1585 ?-1622); The Penitent Magdalene by Anthonie Santvoort (?-1600); and The Christ Child with the Virgin Adored by the Secular and Ecclesiastical Powers of the World by Paulus Bor (1600-1669).
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Max Thalmann Prints and Drawings (Collection 014)
(316 items) Max Thalmann (1890-1945) was a German Expressionist artist known for his drawings and woodcut prints. From 1912-1933 he achieved recognition as a master of the woodcut and produced three main portfolios--Cathedral, Passion, and America. A visit to New York City in 1923 inspired the America set of woodcuts. During the 1930s his interests moved from woodcuts to drawings, watercolors and pastels. He also designed books for the Eugen Dieterich publishing house in Jena, Germany. He died in that city shortly before the end of World War II. This collection is probably the largest of Thalmann's works in the United States.
Anton Grauel Collection (Collection 073)
(Approximately 25 items) This is a collection of wooden sculptures and terra cotta maquettes (models for sculptures) on religious themes by the German artist Anton Grauel ( 1897-1972). Grauel achieved fame for his huge bronze sculptures of athletes which flanked the main entrance of the Olympic Stadium at the 1936 games in Berlin. Despite his artistic contributions to "Hitler's games" Grauel was not a Nazi. He moved to the United States following World War II where he continued his work. His sculptures may be seen in many places in this country including the University of Notre Dame and Beloit College. On the LMU campus, his sculpture, Seat of Wisdom, stands between Desmond and Rosecrans halls.
Early California Mission Vestments (Collection 081)
(Approximately 17 items) These vestments are fine examples of the liturgical clothing in use in California Catholic churches and missions during the early nineteenth century. Most of them are from the Ygnacio del Valle Family Collection and come from the del Valle chapel in Ventura County. Josefa del Valle de Forster donated them to Loyola University in the 1940s. The del Valles are an old California family whose history includes an 1839 grant from the Mexican government of a 48,000 acre ranch known as Rancho San Francisco. The family chapel was located at Camulos which achieved fame as the "home" of the fictional heroine of Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona.
Other paintings of interest
The Money Changers attributed to Paolo Veronese (1528-1588). Judgment of Jesus by the Rabbis by Leonard Bramer (1596-1674). Portrait of Mrs. Kearney by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966).
Besides these collections, we also have the following works of art and artifacts open to researchers:
002 Print Collection
016 Peter Chapel Collection
019 Shell Rosaries
020 Russian folk art painting (on pine board)
021 Georges Rouault, Miserere, prints #11 and #56
024 Hogarth Prints
027 Hal Golden Collection of lithographs of European Churches
028 Colored lithograph (1982) Wilton House
029 Beatrice Wood "Gold Luster Chalice with Handles"
030 Sister Genevive Underwood
038 Pre-Columbian Artifacts
041 Chinese Silk Painting of the Virgin Mary
046 Views of Southern California
051 Czarist Cigarette Case
057 Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama Print Collection
074ov Fritz Eichenberg Prints
081 Ygnacio del Valle Family Collection
086 Christian Medallions
090 Medieval Badges
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