American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



Numismatic Archival Collections in Other U.S. Repositories

Additional primary sources can be found using the Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection

Chester A. Beach (1881-1956), American sculptor and medalist
Papers, 1885-1994 (8.1 linear feet)
Biographical material, correspondence, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, project files, business files, writings, printed materials, and address books.
Located at Smithsonian Archives of American Art
See also: Chester A. Beach collection at ANS

Collection of 18th-Century Notes on Classical Epigraphy and Numismatics, circa 1740-1800 (0.2 linear feet, 1 half-size archival box)
Anonymous German-speaking scholar's manuscript drafts, research notes, extracts from 17th- and 18th-century printed books and documents pertaining to ancient inscriptions and coins, including Roman sestertium and the Greek tetradrachm.
Located at Princeton University Library

James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) and Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966), American sculptors and medalists
Studio papers, 1864-1968 (17 cubic feet)
Located at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Correspondence, invoices, photographs, scrapbooks, artwork, clippings, diary, manuscripts, booklets, leaflets, programs, blueprints, and engineering plans.
Papers, 1872-1967, bulk 1900-1955 (57 linear feet)
Correspondence, business records, legal papers, designs, sketches, blueprints, and photographs of works.
Located at Syracuse University Library

Edward Gans (1887-1991), coin dealer and founder of Numismatic Fine Arts
Collection of material about numismatics, 1889-1963 (2 boxes, 1.0 linear feet)
Pamphlets, mailings from Numismatics forum, a typescript Catalog of Gans' numismatic library, and a run of Italia Numismatica.
Located at University of California, Los Angeles, Young (Charles E.) Research Library
Oral history, circa 1987 (41 sound cassettes and transcript)
Discusses life in Berlin and the United States, coin dealership, family life, and collecting.
Located at University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library

Harrold Edgar Gillingham (1864-1954), collector of antiques and numismatist scholar
Collection, 1730-1950 (11 volumes)
Collection of materials gathered by Gillingham on early American crafts, instruments, and numismatics.
Located at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
See also: Harrold Edgar Gillingham collection at ANS

Karl Gruppe (1893-1982), sculptor and metalworker
Papers, 1900-1978 (circa 2 microfilm reels and 2 cubic feet)
Includes 21 sketches of designs for medals and coins.
Located at Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Las Vegas Numismatic Society
Collection, 1962-1970 (1 box)
Receipts, membership lists, deposit slips, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, newsletters, memos, and other materials.
Located at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Special Collections

William T.R. Marvin (1832-1913), genealogist and Masonic medal expert
In Marvin Family Papers, 1830-1910 (0.5 linear feet, 1 box)
Letters relating to Marvin's position as secretary of the Boston Numismatic Society, numismatics generally, and the Marvin family.
Located at Harvard University, Houghton Library
See also: William T.R. Marvin collection at ANS

Robert Morris (1818-1888), a collector of Greek and Roman coins from LaGrange, Kentucky
Numismatic correspondence and other papers, 1875-1876 (2 volumes)
Descriptions of coins, names of purchasers, and letter copies relating to numismatics.
Located at The University of Chicago Library

Daniel Parish, Jr. (1842-1914), active early ANS member (1865) and president (1883-1896)
Papers, 1859-1862, 1880-1886 (5 volumes)
Letters received, 1852-1885 (2 boxes)
Bank books, school report cards, and letters from family members and dealers in coins, books, and autographs, including W. Elliot Woodward, J.K. Wiggin and Edward Groh, and a small ledger.
Located at New-York Historical Society

Alberto Francisco Pradeau (1894-1980), dentist, historian, and numismatist
Collection, 1551-1980, bulk 1910-1979 (7 feet)
Materials relating to research in colonial and nineteenth-century Mexican history and currency.
Located at Arizona State University, Hayden Library

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), American sculptor and medalist
Papers, 1874-1918 (55 reels of microfilm)
Correspondence, documents, drawings, photographs, catalogs, and newspaper clippings covering the young manhood and adult life of the sculptor.
Located at Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library

Horatio Robinson Storer (1830-1922), gynecologist and numismatist
Papers, 1848-1921 (3.2 cubic feet in 3 record cartons and 1 half document box)
Letters on medical medals, gynecology and other health issues, and personal matters.
Located at Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine

Charles Edwin West (1809-1900), coin collector and early ANS member
Scrapbook, 1882-1885 (1 volume) Scrapbook of Charles Edwin West containing correspondence, printed notices, and clippings relating to coin collecting and the activities of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society. Located at: New-York Historical Society

Adolph A. Weinman (1870-1952), American sculptor and medalist
Papers, 1890-1959 (10.1 linear feet)
Biographical materials, project files, correspondence, notebooks, artwork, and photographs.
Located at Smithsonian Archives of American Art