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A Thanksgiving for the Fortieth Anniversary of the United Nations from the People of the United States of America

Description: Brochure describing a mosaic gifted from the United States to the United Nations (UN) to celebrate the UN's fortieth anniversary. It provides background on the artist Norman Rockwell and his painting, "The Golden Rule," and about the creation of the mosaic artwork version to be installed at the UN. There is also information about the history of the UN and about Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, which provided funding for the project.
Date: 1985
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart, March 7, 1975]

Description: Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart discussing the progress that has been made on a project he is working on for the Chapel of Thanksgiving called "The Dove." Hutton mentions that he has attached some photos taken at various stages of the project and provides information about the photos. He also talks about how he will arrange mailing glass panels to Stewart.
Date: March 7, 1975
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Memo: Stained Glass, August 10, 1976]

Description: Memorandum discussing an experiment with the lighting of the stained glass in the Chapel of Thanks-Giving. The memo compares bulb and spot lights and discusses which one would be more practical, economical, and maximize the effect of the stained glass.
Date: August 10, 1976
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Model of the Chapel of Thanksgiving]

Description: Photograph of a model of the Chapel of Thanksgiving located in the Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas. The model shows the white, cylinder-shaped chapel with a small body of water on one side and a bridge over the water leading to the entrance. There are various figurines of people scattered around the model, a car figurine on the street to the right of the chapel, and a group of model trees at the start of the bridge in the bottom left of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart, April 14, 1975]

Description: Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart explaining that all his account information for an engraved glass panel has been passed on to Pitt & Scott and that they will be sending Stewart an estimate of the cost. There is also an attached invoice of Stewart's final payment on an engraved glass panel titled "The Dove" in the amount of £1825.
Date: April 14, 1975
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart, January 8, 1975]

Description: Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart asking for clarification about the measurements of a glass panel for the Chapel of Thanksgiving. Hutton mentions a previous letter from Stewart in which he talks about the measurements, but says the information in the letter was unclear to him. He talks about how difficult it is to do alterations on glass once it is cut and asks Stewart to provide the size of the panel again so there is no chance of ordering the wrong size.
Date: January 8, 1975
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from Peter Stewart to John Hutton, June 12, 1973]

Description: Letter from Peter Stewart to John Hutton discussing a recent visit he had to Hutton's studio. He thanks Hutton for his hospitality towards the guests he brought to the studio and says Hutton has gained them as admirers. Stewart also talks about some of Hutton's sketches and says they are being received well and that he will send him some feedback soon.
Date: June 12, 1973
Creator: Stewart, Peter
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from Peter Stewart to John Hutton, February 5, 1975]

Description: Letter from Peter Stewart to John Hutton discussing a project that John Hutton will be starting for the Chapel of Thanksgiving. Stewart asks for information about the project, such as sequence of timing, when steps will be completed, and if he can receive photographs at various steps.
Date: February 5, 1975
Creator: Stewart, Peter
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart, September 16, 1974]

Description: Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart discussing a stained glass project he is working on for the Chapel of Thanksgiving. Hutton says he will be sending a small-scale sample of the project but emphasizes that it will not have the same effect as the full-scale one. He asks Stewart to let him know in advance if he would like to visit him because he has projects he also is working on for other organizations and might be busy or traveling during that time.
Date: September 16, 1974
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from Prince A Taylor Jr. to Peter Stewart, October 22, 1985]

Description: Letter from Prince A. Taylor Jr. to Peter Stewart thanking him for including him in the group of people invited to witness the unveiling of Norman Rockwell's picture, Golden Rule. He also commends Stewart on the leadership he gives to the Thanks-Giving Foundation and the goodwill his foundation spreads to the community.
Date: October 22, 1985
Creator: Taylor, Prince A., Jr.
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from Peter Stewart to Gabriel Loire, June 1, 1973]

Description: Letter from Peter Stewart to Gabriel Loire discussing his recent visit to see Loire's stained glass. Stewart says he has attached drawings they looked at and says he will discuss Loire's ideas with Philip Johnson. He tells Loire to contact him if he has any ideas about the lighting for the stained glass.
Date: June 1, 1973
Creator: Stewart, Peter
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Draft Sketch: Tree of Life]

Description: Photograph of a sketch depicting the "tree of life" which has visible roots below the ground, and six branches with round bunches of leaves -- meant to resemble the "tangled skein of life" -- and a serpent wrapped around the trunk. Additionally, there are images among the branches including the sun and moon at the top as well as birds; at the base of the tree, there are unidentified animals on either side of the trunk. This sketch was a possible design for one of the etched windows to be included in the chapel at Thanks-Giving Square.
Date: February 1974
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart, April 26, 1976]

Description: Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart discussing an exhibition he launched at Oxford and inviting Stewart to come see it. He also mentions a newspaper cutting a friend sent him about the delay in the construction of the Chapel of Thanksgiving. Hutton also asks Stewart to visit him if he plans to be in London any time soon.
Date: April 26, 1976
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from Peter Stewart to Mrs. John Hutton, October 26, 1978]

Description: Letter from Peter Stewart to Mrs. John Hutton sending his condolences for John Hutton's death. Stewart expresses how grateful he is for John Hutton and says he was a wonderful person and friend. He talks about how he enjoyed his experience working with him on a project called, "The Dove of Thanksgiving". He says it was a privilege to know Mrs. Hutton, Mr. Hutton, and their daughter and that he hopes Mrs. Hutton visits Texas soon.
Date: October 26, 1978
Creator: Stewart, Peter
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart, December 28, 1974]

Description: Letter from John Hutton to Peter Stewart discussing information about the size of the glass for the Chapel of Thanksgiving's windows. Hutton says he has not received confirmation about the size of the glass from the architects and asks Stewart to talk to the architects for him because he wants to start working on the project in the next few weeks.
Date: December 28, 1974
Creator: Hutton, John
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Letter from Peter Stewart to Philip Johnson, March 17,1972]

Description: Letter from Peter Stewart to Philip Johnson discussing the crown of the Thanks-Giving Chapel and bells in the Thanks-Giving Square. Stewart says the crown should express Thanksgiving, confidence, strength, and not despair or disappointment. He also describes the shape and says it should be flat, aim upward, and not sink. He says they should not worry about constraints such as number of turns, static rate of rise, and mold of the spiral. He says they are "changing the world vision into a cosmic vision,' and that the Chapel should also express this. He mentions the bells in the Thanks-Giving Square and describes their shape and what they should express.
Date: March 17, 1972
Creator: Stewart, Peter
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation

[Aerial View of Thanks-Giving Square Model, Number 2]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a model of the Thanks-Giving Square. The model shows the triangular block the Square is located on and has various model cars, trees, and buildings placed around it. The monuments of the Thanks-Giving Square can be seen in the model, with the Court of All Nations toward the bottom and the Chapel of Thanksgiving toward the top. The model also depicts some of the landscaping elements of the Square, such as walkways, greenery, and waterfalls.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Thanks-Giving Foundation
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