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Edward A. Bayne collection of Bernard Berenson materials

Call Number: MS 238


This collection comprises correspondence, articles, texts, clippings, and photographs by or concerning art historian and critic Bernard Berenson (1865-1959), collected by Edward A. Bayne of the American Universities Field Service in Florence, Italy.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biographies of Bernard Berenson and Edward A. Bayne

Bernard Berenson, born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1865, was an American art critic specializing in Italian Renaissance art. He was raised primarily in Boston, Massachusetts and was educated at Harvard University. He spent the majority of his life in Italy, publishing numerous books and essays on art criticism and providing much sought-after advice to international art dealers and collectors. On his death, he left his Florentine villa, I Tatti, as well as its library and art collection, to Harvard University. I Tatti now exists as the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

[Information retrieved from Encyclopaedia Brittanica.]

Edward A. Bayne was a staff member of the American Universities Field Service based in numerous countries throughout the world, including Italy, where he encountered Berenson. Bayne was a political science scholar, specializing particularly in Middle Eastern affairs.

[Information retrieved from Yale University finding aid for Edward A. Bayne Papers, MS 1653,]


0.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS 238

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Linn M. Bayne, 1986.

Related Materials

Edward A. Bayne Papers, MS 1653, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Separated Materials

A number of published volumes have been removed from the collection to be cataloged individually. They can be located by searching "E. A. Bayne" in the KU Libraries online catalog.

Guide to the Edward A. Bayne Collection
Edward A. Bayne collection of Bernard Berenson materials
Finding aid prepared by am, 1987, 2001. Finding aid encoded by vej, 2019.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Edward A. Bayne collection of Bernard Berenson materials, MS 238, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States