The Benson Latin American Collection

John McAndrew:

An Inventory of the Photograph Collection at the Benson Latin American Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator McAndrew, John.
Title John McAndrew Photograph Collection
Dates: ca. 1930-ca.1965
Abstract Photographs, primarily of art and colonial architecture in Mexico, Brazil and Guatemala.
OCLC Record No. 31795823
Extent 9,800 photographic prints and negatives (7 linear ft.)
Extent 75 drawings.
Language
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Professor of art and architecture. Born 1904 in New York, NY; died 1978 in Venice, Italy. Graduated from Harvard University in 1924, received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard in 1940, and studied architecture in Europe and Mexico. Positions held: instructor at Vassar College; professor at Wellesley College; curator of the Department of Architecture and Industrial Art at the New York Museum of Modern Art; coordinator of inter-American affairs in Mexico during World War II; director of Wellesley College art museum. Founded Save Venice Inc. in 1970 and was its chairman at the time of his death. Author of The open air churches of sixteenth-century Mexico.


Scope and Contents

Photographic prints and negatives, postcards, drawings, and a few newspaper clippings. Photographic images of art and architecture include general and detailed views of cathedrals, churches, and monasteries in Mexico, primarily from the 16th century, as well as other colonial structures in Mexico such as palaces, aqueducts, bridges, gates, fountains, and houses. Also represented are Mexican plants, scenery, and pre-Columbian ruins. Coverage is concentrated on the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, and Yucatán, and on Mexico City. Scenes of Brazil portray farms, scenery, modern and colonial architecture (mostly churches), and people engaged in various activities; images of Guatemala depict colonial architecture. Also included in the collection are 75 ink drawings on onion skin tracing paper of plans, perspectives, and architectural details of Mexican colonial buildings; newspaper clippings (1943-1945) relating to colonial architecture in Mexico; and a few photographs of Machu Picchu, Perú.


 

Arrangement

Arranged in three subgroups by country (Mexico, Brazil and Peru, Guatemala) and thereunder into series by format or subject. The Mexican materials are arranged alphabetically by state within series.

Index Terms

Subjects
Brazil--Photographs.
Machu Picchú (Peru)--Photographs.
Art, Spanish colonial--Mexico--Photographs.
Architecture, Spanish colonial--Mexico--Photographs
Church architecture--Mexico--Photographs
Architecture, Spanish colonial--Brazil--Photographs
Architecture, Spanish colonial--Guatemala--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John McAndrew Photograph Collection, ca. 1930-ca. 1965, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

The John McAndrew Photograph Collection was given by Mr. McAndrew to the University Art Museum in 1968 and 1969. It was transferred to the Benson Latin American Collection in 1981.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and described by the Benson's Mexican Archives Project in August 1994.

Finding aid initially prepared by the Mexican Archives Project, November 1994.


Other Finding Aids

A container list and a partial card file for the collection are available in the Benson library, as is a partial list of the items in the series, “Scenes of Brazil.”


Bibliography

McAndrew's publication, The open-air churches of sixteenth-century Mexico: atrios, posas, open chapels, and other studies,
Cambridge, Mass.,
Harvard University Press,
1965, was based upon the collection.


Subgroups and Series

 

I. Republic of Mexico

1. Series, “Set a-”: Photographs and negatives of sixteenth-century Mexican churches and other colonial structures
19 boxes.
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1 Aguascalientes 1a - Distrito Federal 36b
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2 Distrito Federal 37a - 77g
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3 Distrito Federal 78a - Guanajuato 23j
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4 Guanajuato 24a - Hidalgo 7g
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5 Hidalgo 8a - 40g
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6 Hidalgo 41a - Jalisco 14b
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7 Jalisco 15a - México 39i
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8 México 40a - Michoacán 2d
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9 Michoacán 3a - 32i
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10 Morelos 1a - 32k
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11 Morelos 33a - Oaxaca 32c
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12 Oaxaca 33a - 64h
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13 Oaxaca 65a - Puebla 26j
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14 Puebla 27a - 69j
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15 Puebla 70a - 103w
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16 Puebla 104a - Querétaro 7g
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17 Querétaro 8a - Tlaxcala 10n
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18 Tlaxcala 11a - Yucatán 10e
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19 Yucatán 11a - Zacatecas 5a
2. Series, “Set q-”: Photographs of colonial architecture
6 boxes.
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20 Campeche q1 - Distrito Federal q80
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21 Distrito Federal q81 - q220
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22 Distrito Federal q221 - México q34
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23 Michoacán q1 - Oaxaca q40
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24 Oaxaca q41 - Querétaro q25
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25 San Luis Potosí q1 - Zacatecas q11
3. Series, Postcards
2 boxes.
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26 Chiapas 1 - Oaxaca 25
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27 Oaxaca 26 - Zacatecas 11
4. Series, Photographs and negatives of plants, scenery, and pre-Columbian ruins
2 boxes.
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28 Distrito Federal 3 - Yucatán 13
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29 Yucatán 14 - 144; various places in Mexico
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oversize 5. Series, Drawings of colonial buildings
75 drawings.
6. Series, Newspaper clippings
1 folder.
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1 folder Colonial buildings and streets in México



 

II. Brazil and Peru

1. Series, Scenes of Brazil,
3 boxes.
Assorted photographs and negatives, plus those in “Packets A-U,” which depict colonial architecture (mostly churches) and scenery. Pictures of Machu Picchu, Peru are intermingled with those of Brazil.
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30 Photographs
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31 Negatives
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32 Packets A - U
Negatives and prints of colonial architecture, mostly churches; a few photos of scenery
João Pessoa - Paraíba - St. Francis Convent
A1-A2
Chapel of the Third Order:
Detail of the wood-carving in the high altar and in the door to the sacristy.
A3-A4
Chapel of the Third Order -- Arch:
Detail of the arch between the conventual church and the Chapel of the Third Order.
A5-A6
Pulpit in the conventual church.
A7-A8
Chapel of the Third Order:
Detail showing a part of the lateral altar, a picture, a tribune and the door leading to the sacristy.
A9
Chapel of the Third Order -- Arch:
Detail of the arch between the conventual church and the Chapel of the Third Order.
B1-B2
Chapel of the Third Order.
B3-B4
Chapel of the Third Order; lateral altar.
B5-B6
Chapel of the Third Order:
High altar niche; detail of the wood-carving in the basement of the entry arch.
B7-B8
Cloister in the Third Order.
B9-B10
Chapel of the Third Order; detail of the wood-carving.
C1
Sacristy of the Third Order Chapel.
C2
Chapel of the Third Order; detail of the wood-carving in the high altar.
C3
Sacristy of the Third Order Chapel.
C4-C5
Chapel of the Third Order; detail of the wood-carving in the high altar.
C6-C7
Sacristy of the Third Order Chapel.
D1-D3
Chapel of the Third Order; the high altar.
D4
Chapel of the Third Order.
D5
Conventual church; the chair (cadeira) of the upper choir.
D6
Conventual church; the ceiling of the nave; detail of the painting.
D7-D8
Conventual church; the chair (cadeira) of the upper choir.
E1-E8
Conventual church; panels of glazed tile in the nave. (The panels tell the story of Joseph, Jacob's son).
F1-F4
Conventual church (Galile) porch; portals and doors of the entry to the nave.
F5-F6
Conventual church seen from the churchyard.
F7
Conventual church (Galile) porch; portals and doors of the entry to the nave.
F8-F9
Conventual church façade.
G1-3
Conventual church; panel of glazed tile showing the story of Joseph (Jacob's son).
G4-G7
Conventual church; paintings of the nave ceiling and the upper choir.
H1-H2
Church of the former Convent of the Carmel; nave and main chapel.
H3-H4
Church of the former Convent of the Carmel and the Palace of the Archbishop.
H5-H6
Church of Santa Teresa de Jesus of the Third Order of the Carmel.
I 1-I2
Church of the former Convent of Carmel; panel of glazed tiles and pulpit in the nave.
I 3-1 4
Church of the former Convent of Carmel; panel of glazed tiles in the nave.
I 5-I 6
Church of the former Convent of Carmel; partial view of the nave.
Belém - Pará - Church of St. Alexander (of the former Jesuit College)
J1
Pulpit and lateral chapel seen from the nave.
J2
Detail of the wood-carving in the altarpiece (retable) of the same chapel.
J3-J4
Pulpit and lateral chapel seen from the nave.
J5
Detail of the wood-carving in the altarpiece (retable) of the same chapel.
J6-J8
A side of the nave.
L1-L2
A pulpit seen from below.
L3-L4
A side of the nave. A pulpit between two arches of the lateral chapels.
L5
The church and the former St. Francisco Xavier College; front.
L6
A side of the nave. A pulpit between two arches of the lateral chapels.
L7-L8
The church and the former St. Francisco Xavier College; front.
Belém - Pará
M1-M8
Lateral altars of the cathedral church of Our Lady of Mercy.
N1-N3
Church of St. Alexander; chapel of the Senhor dos Passos; detail.
N4-N5
Dead Christ carved in wood.
N6
[no information provided]
N7-N8
Cathedral church of Our Lady of Mercy; inner view.
Marechal Deodoro - Alagos - Church of the Franciscan Convent
O1-O2
Main chapel and high altar.
03-O4
High altar and ceiling of the main chapel.
O5
Wood-carving of the high altar; detail of the lower part with an atlas.
O6
Wood-carving of the high altar; detail of the same atlas.
Goiás - Goiás
P1-P2
Carioca fountain.
P3-P4
Museum of the Flags (Bandeiras); former House of the Town Council and Jail.
P5-P6
Fountain of the Good Death, at Monsenhor Confucio Square.
P7
Church of the Good Death.
P8-P9
Corner of the Good Death and João Pessoa Street (former Foundry Street).
P10-P12
Rosario Square and Moretti Foggio Street.
P13-P14
Chapel in Areias (surroundings of Goiás).
P15
Church of the Good Death.
João Pessoa - Paraíba
Q0-Q0A
Band of seventeenth-century glazed tiles in the nave of the St. Francis convent church.
Q1A-Q2A
Churchyard and church of St. Francis convent.
Q3A-Q4A
Panel of seventeenth-century glazed tiles showing one of the stations of the cross.
Q5A-Q7A
Church of the St. Francis convent; detail of the facade.
Belém - Pará
Q8A-Q9A
Cathedral church.
Q10A-Q11A
Church of the Carmel convent.
Alc & acircntara - Maranhão
Q12A-Q13A
Ruins of the Mother Church.
Q19A-Q20A
Ruins of old buildings. At the back: the town.
Q21A-Q22A
Ruins in the Grande Street, corner of the Direita Street.
Q23A-Q24A
Dr. Neto Gutieras Street, formerly Calçada Street.
Q25A-Q26A
Ruins of the so-called “Emperor Palace.”
Q27A-Q28A
Old house with glazed tiles in the Calçada Street.
R1-R2
[no information provided]
R3-R4
Two-story house of the former Town Council and Jail.
R5-R6
Mother Church Square or St. Mathias Square, with pillory in the center; at the back: two-story house of the eighteenth century.
R7
Two-story house of the former Town Council and Jail.
R8-R11
Two-story houses of the Mother Church Square.
R14
Ruins of the Mother Church (St. Mathias Church).
R15-R16
Two-story houses of the Mother Church Square.
R17-R18
Amargura Street; ruins of the Baron of Pindara's mansion.
S1-S2
Chapel in Areias, surroundings of Goiás, Goiás.
S3-S7
Rosário Square and Moretti Foggio Street, Goiás, Goiás
S8
Church of Our Lady of the O' - Sabará - Minas Gerais.
Maceió - Alagoas
T1-T3
Aerial view of the town; in the distance, the Atlantic Ocean.
T4-T5
Aerial view of the city; surroundings.
Campina Grande - Paraíba
U1
The town seen from the surroundings.
U2-U6
Views of the city.
U7-U10
Surroundings.



 

III. Guatemala

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33 1. Series, Photographs and negatives of colonial architecture,
1a-25
1 box.