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Ravenna Mosaic Company Records  [DOC REC 50]

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Art Prints

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Contracts and Estimates

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Framed Exhibition Materials, The Ravenna Mosaic Company: A Retrospective



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Title: Ravenna Mosaic Company Records  [DOC REC 50], 1900-1989Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1950-1980

Primary Creator: Ravenna Mosaic Company (1923-1988)

Extent: 24.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arrangement is alphabetical and/or chronological.

Date Acquired: 05/15/1992

Languages: English, German, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection encompasses all the surviving corporate records of the Ravenna Mosaic Company of St. Louis, MO, which executed some of the most renowned mosaic decoration of religious and commercial buildings in the United States. 

Although the firm was founded in 1923, extant contract files in the Contracts and Estimates Series date from 1949 to 1988.  Summary details of earlier jobs are available in the Contracts folders of the Working (Subject) Files Series.  The Sketches and Architectural Drawings Series contains visual material related to mosaic jobs.

Further information about the company, its work, and the art of mosaics makes up the Newspaper and Magazine Clippings Series as well as the Publications and Pamphlets Series.

Biographical Note

Paul Heuduck (1882-1972) and his son Arno (1917-1989) were the mosaicists responsible for the manufacture and installation of most of the mosaics in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO. Paul and his family emigrated from Germany to America in 1923 at the behest of his employer, the Berlin mosaic and art glass firm Puhl-Wagner. In the United states, Paul helped establish the Ravenna Mosaic Company, a joint endeavor between the St. Louis art glass studio owned by Emil Frei and Puhl-Wagner. The Ravenna Company was founded primarily to work on the Byzantine glass mosaics which were to fill the new St. Louis Cathedral.

Under the direction of Gerdt Wagner, Ravenna maintained offices in both New York and St. Louis during its early years. Many of Ravenna's important early commissions were executed in New York, including murals at Rockefeller Center, St. Batholomew's Episcopal Church and Temple Emanu-El. Frei amicably broke with Ravenna in late 1929 or early 1930. In 1935, Arno, who had studied art at Washington University, joined the company. Paul took full control of Ravenna when, in 1939, Gerdt Wagner abandoned the company to return to Germany, where he became a high-ranking Nazi propagandist.

While business was uncertain for Ravenna during the Depression, the demands of America's wartime economy nearly closed Ravenna's studios. The demand for architectural glass mosaic murals plummeted during the war. Leaving Ravenna to subside on minimal commissions, Arno spent the beginning of the war working at a St. Louis ammunition plant. Even though he was employed in a vital war industry and was a father (his first son was born in 1943), Arno was drafted into the Army and served in the Air Force, where he remained until July 1946.

The 1950s and 1960s represented a period of prosperity for Ravenna, during which time they received a number of notable commissions, including murals for the exteriors of UCLA's music (1954) and physics (1962) buildings, Lumen Winter's "Labor" mural at the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and numerous commissions in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This period saw renewed and intensive work in the St. Louis Cathedral. Ravenna executed eight major commissions throughout the cathedral with artist Hildreth Meiere between 1955 and 1961. They also executed mosaics in the cathedral for John de Rosen (1963) as well as installing the central dome's windows and the mosaics on the east and west sanctuary walls.

In 1972, Paul Heuduck died at the age of 90. He spent his last years working in the studio with his son, although he was too old to work on scaffolding. The 1970s were slow years for Ravenna. The company did, however, complete its final commissions in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Only one commission was received in the St. Louis Cathedral, the small panel installed in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel. In 1974, Arno entered semi-retirement and moved the studio to a farm in Fredericktown, MO, where Ravenna would complete its final commissions.

The 1980s saw the completion of the mosaics in the St. Louis Cathedral; four designs by Mary Reardon were installed there between 1984 and 1987. Arno died of cancer in November 1988, bringing a long and prolific career to an end.

Administrative Information

Repository: Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections:  Archives and Manuscripts

Acquisition Source: Ravenna Mosaic Company

Acquisition Method:

The story of the acquisition of the Ravenna collection by Saint Louis University begins with a friendship that developed nearly fifty years ago between  Father Maurice McNamee, S. J., a member of the English and art history faculties at Saint Louis University, and  Paul and Arno Heuduck, father and son, and owners of the Ravenna Mosaic Company of St. Louis.  Although Father McNamee's formal academic training was in literature, he had a life-long interest in art and architecture.  In fact, the pilot art program he developed at Saint Louis University eventually became the formal art department for the University.  Father McNamee would often take his classes to visit the Ravenna Mosaic studio on Grand Avenue and Emil Frei's art glass studio on Meramec Street, both in south St. Louis.

In 1975, three years after Paul Heuduck passed away, Arno Heuduck left St. Louis and moved to Fredricktown, Missouri, with the intention of retiring from the mosaic business.  The project that had brought Paul Heuduck to St. Louis in the first place and that had resulted in the creation of the Ravenna Mosaic Company was the mosaic work at the St. Louis (New) Cathedral.  The Cathedral mosaics had sustained the Ravenna Company financially for more than fifty years,  but the work remained unfinished and it did not appear that the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis had the resources to complete the project.  But the Archdiocese suddenly made a commitment to finish the mosaic project, so Arno built a new studio next to his home in Fredricktown, hired local artists to assist him, and set to work to complete the Cathedral mosaics.  Father McNamee worked very closely with Arno during this last phase of the Cathedral project.

Arno passed away in 1988, approximately three months after the last mosaic panel had been installed at the St. Louis Cathedral.  Father McNamee remained in touch with Del Heuduck, Arno's widow, and learned of her plans to close down the family's mosaic business.  Due primarily to Father McNamee's long friendship with the Heuduck family, Del Heuduck decided in May, 1992, to donate more than thirty records center boxes of Ravenna's business records and three mosaic panels to the Saint Louis University Archives in Pius XII Memorial Library.

Related Materials:

"Notes Toward a History of the Ravenna Mosaic Company" by graduate student Robert Blaskiewicz.  In this document the early history of the company is reconstructed from the corporate contact list; this section is followed by chronologically arranged notes taken mainly from the contract files.  This document is housed in the collection (administrative) files.

See also The Ravenna Mosaic Company: A Retrospective digital exhibition curated by graduate student Robert Blaskiewicz: http://libraries.slu.edu/a/digital_collections/ravenna/ravenna_index.htm

See also the archives of Puhl and Wagner, Gottfried Heinersdorff, housed at the Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, Germany.

For more information please see http://www.berlinischegalerie.de/en/collection/architecture/the-collection/archives/puhl-und-wagner/.

Preferred Citation: Saint Louis University Archives. DOC REC 50 (Ravenna Mosaic Company Records)


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[Series 1: Art Prints, c. 1900-c. 1988],
[Series 2: Contacts, 1924-1978],
[Series 3: Contracts and Estimates, 1927-1988],
[Series 4: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1933-1988],
[Series 5: Publications and Pamphlets, c. 1900-1988],
[Series 6: Sketches and Architectural Drawings, 1922-1987],
[Series 7: Working (Subject) Files, 1922-1989],
[Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-1988],
[Series 9: Framed Exhibition Materials, The Ravenna Mosaic Company: A Retrospective, 2003],
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Series 3: Contracts and Estimates, 1927-1988Add to your cart.
Included here are correspondence, notes, shipping documents, bills and invoices, diagrams, and sketches related to each job.  Artwork and photographs have been removed to the Drawings and Blueprints and Photographs series respectively. The arrangement of this series preserves Ravenna's original system, which generally files jobs in numerical order from earliest to  latest.  The first two numerals of the job number correspond to the last two numerals of the year in which the job was initiated.  For example, job 5706 was undertaken in 1957.  Exceptions to this chronological structure are the first folders dealing with jobs that never reached fruition and the last few folders, which have to do with suppliers of mosaic tesserae and with early mosaic jobs dating from the 1920s to the 1950s.  Arrangement within folders is chronological; the exception, again, is some of the final folders, where items appear in reverse chronological order.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3
Number of Items: 15,746
Folder 1: Projects, 1964-1977Add to your cart.
This material covers projects for the following prospective customers: Temple Emanuel, Frontenac, MO; Ingram Investment Company, Kansas City, MO; Queen of the Holy Rosary Memorial Church, La Salle, IL; Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz Novitiate, Liberty, MO; St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, Fountain Hill, PA; Blessed Philippine Duchesne Shrine, St. Charles, MO; a church in Glencoe, MO; Methodist Student Movement of Texas Wesleyan College; Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 1285 N. Florissant; Exchange Bank Building, St. Augustine, FL; St. Pius V Church, St. Louis, MO; Pipe Fitters' Recreation Center, Spanish Lake, MO; Reece Construction Company, Scandia, KS; a church in Alton, IL; Nooter Corporation, St. Louis, MO; Conrad Schmidt Company for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, WI; Demetrios Dukas of Bowie, MD, designer of mosaics in the Greek Orthodox cathedral in Washington, DC; the cemetery in Michael, IL; St. Luke's Church, Richmond Heights, MO; Chancery Office, Sioux City, IA; and Bob Harmon, Little Rock, AR.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.1
Number of Items: 100
Folder 2: William Allen, Architect, Los Angeles, CA; Compton County Bldg. (3 Panels), 1976Add to your cart.
Ravenna loses the contract for the Compton County Building in Compton, CA to foreign competition.  The artist was Armando Campero.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.2
Number of Items: 18
Folder 3: AFL-CIO Est. 1971, Washington, DC; Lost (6-1-1971), 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Ravenna loses the job in an addition to the AFL-CIO building in Washington, DC to an "Eastern firm" apparently named Venetian.  The artist was Lumen Winter.  Included here are several terse letters from George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, to whom Arno Heuduck explains that 75 to 80 percent of Ravenna's proposed price can be attributed to rising union labor costs over the past fifteen years since Ravenna executed its first mosaics for the organization.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.3
Number of Items: 37
Folder 4: Estimate, SS. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco, CA, 1948-1951Add to your cart.
This project, with which artists Hildreth Meiere and Rudolf Scheffler are associated, apparently comes to nothing.  Arno Heuduck urges Ravenna representative Richard Jung to show the sketch for this proposed design to Msgr. Michael O'Halloran and Nora Furthman in an attempt to encourage another project at Precious Blood Church in Los Angeles, CA (6-29-1949).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.4
Number of Items: 42
Folder 4.10: Numerical Index of Mosaic Contracts Completed, c. 1935-1978Add to your cart.
This index covers jobs M501, St. Mary's Church, Helena, AR to 7802, National Shrine, DC Irish Oratory Chapel.  The final page is titled "Estimates (Index)" and covers estimates 5478, Houston, TX: Bank Building, 3 panels (M. Wright) to 5499, Mesa, AZ: Exterior Christ Panel, (Wallis-Wiley, Los Angeles, CA).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.4.1
Number of Items: 1
Folder 5: 4911: Birth of the United Nations, Panels, Beniamino Bufano, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes mosaics in Moars Cafeteria in San Francisco to a design by artist Beniamino Bufano, whose work celebrates peace, brotherhood, and the spirit of the United Nations.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.5
Number of Items: 69
Folder 6: 5101: Mt. St. Alban's Cathedral [Washington National Cathedral], Est., Washington, DC; 23; Meiere, Designer, 1950-1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna installed these mosaics in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Washington National Cathedral (Episcopal), Washington, DC, as a memorial to William Franklin Draper, a general in the Union Army.  Included here is correspondence in German with artists Rudolf Scheffler and John von Wicht regarding designs for the cathedral floor.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.6
Number of Items: 131
Folder 7: 5102: 7-Up Bldg., St. Louis, MO; H. Graf, Architect, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes the entrance panel for the new 7-Up Building in St. Louis, designed by Hugo K. Graf.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.7
Number of Items: 22
Folder 8: 5104A: College of St. Teresa, Winona, MN; Chapel of Sister Home, 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna works with Erhard Stoettner's T. C. Esser Stained Glass Studios of Milwaukee, WI on a design by Prof. Wendling of Germany.  There are several mentions of the questionable business practices of Gerdt Wagner, who in Stoettner's words "is sitting right there to break our neck" (11-14-1951).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.8
Number of Items: 85
Folder 9: 5104B: College of St. Teresa, Winona, MN; Chapel of Sister Home, 1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna finishes up this job and receives fulsome compliments from Sr. Mary Camille on its work.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.9
Number of Items: 69
Folder 10: 5105: St. Philip's Church, Pasadena, CA; R. Jung, 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna and its representative in California, Richard W. Jung, carry through their first major collaboration.  The mosaics are designed by artist John de Rosen after Millard Sheets's work is rejected.  At Jung's request Paul Heuduck comments on foreign competition in the mosaic business (12-6-1940).  In several letters Jung reports on ongoing negotiations for a project at Precious Blood Church in Los Angeles, CA.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.10
Number of Items: 86
Folder 11: 5202: Lever Brothers Bldg., New York City; Raymond Loewy Corp.; Harriton; 2271/2 sq. ft., 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Through the efforts of its New York representative Harriton Carved Glass Ravenna received the contract for these mosaics designed by the Loewy firm.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.11
Number of Items: 54
Folder 12: 5203: Nottingham School, St. Louis, MO; Board of Education (R. Leimkuehler, Architect); Robert Paulus Construction Co; 75 sq. ft., 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes an entrance panel for the school.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.12
Number of Items: 25
Folder 13: 5206: Marble Mosaic Floor, Plattsmouth, NE (Nebraska Terrace and Mosaic Co., Inc.), 1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna completes this job in the Masonic Home of the Aged.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.13
Number of Items: 31
Folder 14: 5207: Shrine to St. Philippine Duchesne, St. Louis, MO; Maguolo and Quick, Architects (Frei), 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna does two exterior mosaic panels at the Sacred Heart Convent.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.14
Number of Items: 2
Folder 15: 5211: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, KS (866 sq. ft.), 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes Prof. Wendling's design for the sanctuary wall on a contract secured by T. C. Esser Co. Stained Glass Studios.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.15
Number of Items: 51
Folder 16: 5215A: Holy Ghost Church, Berkeley, MO; Rev. Francis Doyle; Hellmuth, Yamasaki and Leimweber, Architects, 1952Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes two side altar panels for the church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.16
Number of Items: 7
Folder 17: 5215B: Holy Ghost Church, Berkeley, MO; Rev. Francis Doyle; Hellmuth, Yamasaki and Leimweber, Architects, 1953Add to your cart.
Kirkwood, MO artist J. M. Jasinski designs the altar panels.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.17
Number of Items: 5
Folder 18: 5402: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO; Charlton Fortune, 1954Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates a mosaic panel in the garden shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to a design by Charlton Fortune.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.18
Number of Items: 13
Folder 19: 5404: Holy Cross Church, Chicago, IL; A. Valeska, Artist, 1953-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs a panel depicting "The Good Shepherd" in this Lithuanian church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.19
Number of Items: 22
Folder 20: 5405: St. Mary's Church, Madison, IL; I. Hellmuth, Architect; Madonna and Child, 1954Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a panel of Our Lady of Czestochowa for this Polish church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.20
Number of Items: 13
Folder 21: 5406: Visitation Church, Kansas City, MO; Msgr. McDonald; Shaughnessy and Bower, Architects, 1954Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs mosaics in a shrine in the church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.21
Number of Items: 28
Folder 22: 5407: Concordia Lutheran Church, Maplewood, MO; Altar Inserts; Froese Maack Becker, Architects, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates a mosaic for this church in Maplewood.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.22
Number of Items: 6
Folder 23: 5408: Anheuser-Busch; Railroad Car; E. LeMaire, Designer, 1954Add to your cart.
Artist Eleonore LeMaire designs the 27 blue and gold panels created by Ravenna.  The job was arranged through Harriton Carved Glass.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.23
Number of Items: 32
Folder 24: 5409: Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Kansas City, MO; C. Fortune, Designer; Archbishop O'Hara, 1952-1956Add to your cart.
During the renovation of the church Ravenna installs a panel depicting the Immaculate Conception as imagined by artist Charlton Fortune.  Included here are specifications for the browncoat into which mosaic tesserae are installed (7-30-55).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.24
Number of Items: 91
Folder 25: 5410: General Fire Insurance Bldg., Los Angeles, CA; M. Sheets, Designer, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
The artist on this job is Millard Sheets.  In a letter to Paul Heuduck (10-19-1954), son Arno also mentions the jobs at Precious Blood Church in Los Angeles and the Music Hall at UCLA.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.25
Number of Items: 17
Folder 26: 5411: UCLA Music Hall; Richard Haines, Artist; Welton Beckett, Architect, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Ravenna secured this job through  its California agent Richard W. Jung, who notes that because of monetary constraints on the project the Heuducks "must tell him HOW FAR HE CAN GO IN HIS DESIGNING" and still get a good mosaic effect against a stucco background (6-8-1954).  Arno Heuduck mentions that artist Millard Sheets has also bid on the job (7-6-1954).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.26
Number of Items: 136
Folder 27: 5502A: Precious Blood Church, Los Angeles, CA; Msgr. O'Halloran; Wallace Neff, Architect; Millard Sheets, Artist, 1948-1954Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck reactivates this project, first mooted during the 1930s, in 1948 (2-1-1948).  It was not completed until 1955.  Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung follows developments closely.  Nora Furthman figures as donor.  Most of the correspondence concerns clashes among donor, priest, archbishop, and architect as well as the search for an artist to do the design.  Arno Heuduck comments on the perils of contracting mosaic work out to Italy (6-29-50).  He also mentions a possible job for George Adams at St. Elizabeth's Church in Van Nuys, CA consisting of a set of stations of the cross (4-7-1949); Jung speaks of this prospect as well as of a project for a Fr. Weber in Miami, AZ (4-13-1949).  Jung comments on a job at St. Philip's Church in Pasadena involving designs by Millard Sheets (10-3-1950).  In another letter he writes of St. Philip's again as well as the Al Jolson Memorial and Carmelite Monastery (3-27-1951).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.27
Number of Items: 111
Folder 28: 5502B: Precious Blood Church, Los Angeles, CA; Msgr. O'Halloran; Wallace Neff, Architect; Millard Sheets, Artist, 1955Add to your cart.
The Precious Blood saga continues as the mosaics are manufactured by Padoan Studio in Venice under the supervision of Paul Heuduck, who travels to Italy.  Included here is correspondence between Heuduck and Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung regarding a dispute over Jung's commission for this work and for other projects (July 22 and later).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.28
Number of Items: 38
Folder 29: 5502C: Precious Blood Church, Los Angeles, CA; Msgr. O'Halloran; Wallace Neff, Architect; Millard Sheets, Artist, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
The Precious Blood job draws to a close, but with the addition of extra mosaics by Sheets and a continuation of Ravenna's dispute with Richard W. Jung over the latter's commission.  The Italian-made mosaics also present problems for the setter, Dominic (Menne) Girolami.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.29
Number of Items: 110
Folder 30: 5505: Corpus Christi Church, St. Louis, MO; Msgr. Blankemeier; two altar panels, 1955Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes two mosaics for side altars in the church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.30
Number of Items: 2
Folder 31: 5506: Bank Building and Equipment Corp., Rapid City, IA; Hotel Alex Johnson, 1955Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates two mosaics for the exterior of the hotel coffee shop.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.31
Number of Items: 7
Folder 32: 5507A: AF of L Bldg., Washington, DC; Voorhees, Walker, Smith and Smith, Architects; Lumen Winter, Artist, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Through its eastern representative Harriton Carved Glass Ravenna secures the contract for this job designed by Lumen Winter.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.32
Folder 33: 5507B: AF of L Bldg., Washington, DC; Voorhees, Walker, Smith and Smith, Architects; Lumen Winter, Artist, 1956-1971Add to your cart.
Ravenna concludes the job, which is commemorated in an AFL-CIO booklet and provides the design for a special Labor Day postage stamp.  Paul Heuduck writes to son Arno, in Washington working on the installation, about a meeting with artist Hildreth Meiere, apparently concerning the St. Louis Cathedral mosaics, and Meiere's salary demands, alarming to architect George Maguolo: "She can't start right away, things have to be sent and studied, which takes maybe two minutes, for that she wants $1000 in advance, and so Maguolo is afraid to go to the Bishop with such sums" (5-16-1956).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.33
Number of Items: 132
Folder 34: 5508: Hallmark Bldg., Kansas City, MO; Welton Beckett, Architect (Mel Bogart), 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a design by Robert Schneeberg, getting the job through its representative Richard W. Jung.  The same architects designed the Music Hall at UCLA, for which Ravenna created the design of artist Richard Haines.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.34
Number of Items: 90
Folder 35: 5509A: Cathedral, St. Louis, MO; 8 Domes; Archbishop Joseph Ritter; Architect G. Maguolo; Cathedral Administrator Rev. Thomas Durkin, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
This job is "the remaining eight small domes and connecting archways on the main floor of the St. Louis Cathedral" (1-31-55).  Since price was a major concern for Archbishop Ritter, Ravenna investigated having the mosaics fabricated by Padoan Studio in Venice, Italy before settling on Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany.  In early March 1956 the archbishop called in Rev. Albert Kleber of St. Meinrad, IN to consult on the mosaic design (3-6-1956), and artist Hildreth Meiere also interested herself in the work (4-16-1956, 6-14-1956).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.35
Number of Items: 124
Folder 36: 5509B: Cathedral, St. Louis, MO; 8 domes; Archbishop Joseph Ritter; Architect G. Maguolo; Cathedral Administrator Rev. Thomas Durkin, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Within the German-language correspondence about this job Hans W. Wagner of Wagner Workshops in Berlin writes Paul Heuduck regarding a query he has received about work for a Greek Orthodox church in Chicago, IL; the contact is Arthur Cardaras (10-22-1956).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.36
Number of Items: 141
Folder 37: 5511: Sisters of Mercy Provincialate Chapel, St. Louis County, MO; B. McMahon, Architects, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a sunburst design for the provincialate in Frontenac, MO.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.37
Number of Items: 60
Folder 38: 5514: Precious Blood Church, Los Angeles, CA; Additional Contract; McNeil Construction Co.; Wallace Neff, Architect; M. Sheets, Artist, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna had this mosaic done by Padoan Studio in Venice, Italy to a design by Millard Sheets.  Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung mentions the possibility of a job at St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in San Marino, CA (5-31-1956, 8-14-1956).  Arno Heuduck and Dominic Girolami also discuss the dismantling of a mosaic panel at St. Philip's Church (6-30-1956).  The original folder was apparently recycled from a former job: "3905, Steubenville, OH School, $1400" is written on the back of the folder flap.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.38
Number of Items: 64
Folder 39: 5601: St. Louis Cathedral; G. Maguolo, Architect, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Artist Hildreth Meiere is contracted to complete mosaics in the upper level of the cathedral, including the entrance dome.  Included here is correspondence about the scale model produced to show the relationship between existing and planned mosaics, including proposed schemes for the new mosaics by Albert Kleber, O. S. B. of St. Meinrad, IN (3-7-1956).  Also here is correspondence with Meiere outlining her work procedure and salary expectations (5-14-1956, 8-30-1956, 10-25-1956).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.39
Number of Items: 48
Folder 40: 5602: Glennon Hospital, St. Louis, MO; Maguolo and Quick, Architects (E. Frei), 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs 17 pieces designed by Emil Frei.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.40
N: 13
Folder 41: 5603: St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Louis, MO; G. Maguolo, Architect; Rev. Joseph Adams, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs mosaics created by Vatican Studios in Rome, Italy.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.41
Number of Items: 34
Folder 42: 5604; Siena Heights College Chapel, Adrian, MI; M. Steinfels, Artist; Barry and Kay, Architects, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs mosaics for the main altar and two side altars to designs by Melville P. Steinfels.  Later Arno Heuduck corresponds with Sr. Jeannine, O. P. regarding the possibility of executing a mosaic panel to her design.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.42
Number of Items: 63
Folder 43: 5605: Sacristy, St. Louis Cathedral; Rev. Durkin; G. Maguolo, Architect; Contract D, 1955-1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs mosaics "above the spring line in the ambulatory of the Sacristy" (7-19-1956) that were executed by Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany.  There is much correspondence between Ravenna and Wagner.  Also here are letters from George Maguolo mentioning artist Hildreth Meiere's work on the sanctuary dome.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.43
Number of Items: 128
Folder 44: 5606A: Sanctuary Dome, St. Louis Cathedral; Rev. Durkin; G. Maguolo, Architect; Contract C, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Hildreth Meiere writes,  "I have been very much surprised, shocked and upset to find that the contract for the sanctuary dome and for the north arch soffit had been signed, without any notice to me, at a time when I was working on a revision of the dome design, and under contract to study the soffit."  She goes on to explain her great interest in the cathedral project (7-31-1956).  She also says that  the suggestions of Fr. Albert Kleber are "absurd and can only be ignored" (8-10-1956).  There follows correspondence among Meiere, Ravenna, architect Maguolo, and Wagner Workshops in Berlin about the design and execution of the mosaics.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.44
Number of Items: 105
Folder 45: 5606B: Sanctuary Dome, St. Louis Cathedral; Rev. Durkin; G. Maguolo, Architect; Contract C, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Included here is correspondence among artist Hildreth Meiere, Ravenna, and Wagner Workshops in Berlin regarding the design, execution, and installation of the mosaics.  Arno Heuduck writes to father Paul Heuduck about a dispute between Fr. Durkin and Maguolo over Maguolo's pay that left the latter "very upset and excited" (8-23-1957).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.45
Number of Items: 149
Folder 46: 5607: St. Louis Cathedral, Two South Sanctuary Pendentives; Rev. Durkin; G. Maguolo, Architect; Contract C, 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Artist Hildreth Meiere and Paul Heuduck communicate about the design and installation of the mosaics as well as monetary matters.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.46
Number of Items: 21
Folder 47: 5608: St. Louis Cathedral North Soffit Arch; Rev. Durkin; G. Maguolo, Architect; Contract C, 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Included here is correspondence between artist Hildreth Meiere and Paul Heuduck about the design of the mosaics.  Also here is a list of dimensions for mosaics in the sanctuary to be fabricated in Berlin, identified as for job number 5705 (9-23-1957).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.47
Number of Items: 24
Folder 48: 5609: St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, San Marino, CA; Altar; R. Jung, 1956Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic on paper to a design by John de Rosen for installation by a local tilesetter.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.48
Number of Items: 27
Folder 49: 5610: St. Philip's Church, Pasadena, CA; R. Jung, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna's CA representative Richard W. Jung requests bids for replicating abroad a mosaic panel by artist John de Rosen that had had to be removed from the facade of the church and was destroyed in the process.  Arno Heuduck replies: "Very confidentially I was not too happy with the character of work he [Padoan of Venice, Italy] produced on Precious Blood Church, that is from a craftsman's viewpoint" (8-25-1956).  The mosaic is executed by Angelo Orsini in Venice.  Jung then informs Heuduck that three other small panels at the church must also be replaced; thus, "the entire St. Philip's job as originally made by you" will have been replicated (9-22-1956).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.49
Number of Items: 13
Folder 50: 5611: St. Louis Cathedral; Clean Mosaics, 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans the mosaics in the sanctuary, Blessed Virgin Chapel, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and the narthex.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.50
Number of Items: 3
Folder 51: 5701: White Rock Methodist Church, Dallas, TX; Bennett and Crittenden, Architects, 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates 17 stars and a cross in mosaic.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.51
Number of Items: 7
Folder 52: 5702: Mary Seat of Wisdom Church, Park Ridge, IL; M. Steinfels, Artist, 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs mosaics to Melville P. Steinfels's design in the artist's own parish church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.52
Number of Items: 32
Folder 53: 5703: St. Mary's Hospital, St. Louis, MO; Lewis Sibers, Architect; Shriner Marble Co., 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates a mosaic panel for the front of the main altar in the chapel as well as a cross for each side altar.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.53
Number of Items: 7
Folder 54: 5704: St. Louis Cathedral; Clean Southwest Corner Dome and Paint Cornices, 1957Add to your cart.
The Heuducks note that the dome "is almost black with dirt" (7-19-1957).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.54
Number of Items: 3
Folder 55: 5705: Hotel Alverne Chapel, St. Louis, MO; B. McMahon, Architect, 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes mosaics from designs by Russell Kraus.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.55
Number of Items: 42
Folder 56: 5706: St. Louis Cathedral; Contract E; Sanctuary Windows; Rev. T. F. Durkin, Administrator; G. Maguolo, Architect, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Hildreth Meiere designs 12 windows that are fabricated by Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.56
Number of Items: 55
Folder 57: 5707: St. Louis Cathedral; Contract F; North Wall and Border; Rev. T. F. Durkin, Administrator; G. Maguolo, Architect, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Included here is correspondence between artist Hildreth Meiere and Arno Heuduck regarding Meiere's design for the mosaics.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.57
Number of Items: 41
Folder 58: 5708: Brookings, SD (E. Frei), 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna and Emil Frei share the profits on this job for First Lutheran Church in Brookings.  The mosaic design was by Robert Harmon.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.58
Number of Items: 62
Folder 59: 5709: St. Elizabeth Church, Duluth, MN; Altar Panel; Maguolo and Quick, Architects, 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic for the main altar.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.59
Number of Items: 9
Folder 60: 5710: St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Louis, MO; Fr. Joseph Adams; Head of Christ Child, 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a new mosaic head of the Christ Child to a second design by Frenzel.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.60
Number of Items: 4
Folder 61: 5711A: Rice University, Houston TX; Harvin Moore, Architect, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna's representative in Houston, Maretta Wright, directs this job to the company.  The project involves mosaics in the Rice Institute Memorial Center Chapel.  The designs were executed by Angelo Orsoni in Venice, Italy.  In a letter to Wright the Heuducks mention a project for architect Anthony Luciano as well as one at a bank for an architect named Chase (3-26-57).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.61
Number of Items: 134
Folder 62: 5711B: Rice University, Houston, TX; Harvin Moore, Architect, 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna receives the mosaics from Italy and installs them.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.62
Number of Items: 106
Folder 63: 5801: St. Louis County Tile Co. Re Clayton Hotel; B. McMahon, Architect, 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna supplies vitreous glass mosaic with gold accents on a white field.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.63
Number of Items: 6
Folder 64: 5802: Repair Mosaic Panel; Mrs. N. Watkins, Clayton, 1958Add to your cart.
Ruth H. (Mrs. Norton) Watkins contracts with Ravenna for the repair of a damaged mosaic and the hanging of one mosaic and two sconces.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.64
Number of Items: 10
Folder 65: 5803: Congregational Church, Boulder, CO (E. Frei), 1958Add to your cart.
Emil Frei and Ravenna share the profits on a mosaic panel manufactured by Ravenna.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.65
Number of Items: 15
Folder 66: 5804: St. Mary's Church, Sioux Falls, SD (E. Frei), 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes two mosaics for the church based on cartoons provided by Frei.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.66
Number of Items: 12
Folder 67: 5805: Office Building (Victoria Bldg), St. Louis, MO; A. Koelle, Architect, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs an extra mosaic panel incorporating the street number of the office building in a design by Arthur E. Koelle of Rothmann, Koelle and Carroll.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.67
Number of Items: 17
Folder 68: 5806: Grace Lutheran Church, Pagedale, St. Louis, MO; Froese Maack and Becker, Architects; Shriner Marble Co., 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates a mosaic inlay for the altar.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.68
Number of Items: 4
Folder 69: 5807: Clean Upper Area Mosaic, St. Louis Cathedral; Rev. T. Durkin, 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans the two north pendentives, north underhanging soffit arch, and south underhanging soffit arch.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.69
Number of Items: 5
Folder 70: 5808: All Souls Church, Overland, MO; Rev. Tucker; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.70
Number of Items: 8
Folder 71: 5809: Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse, Bethesda, MD; Maguolo and Quick, Architects; Mosaic Shield, 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna provides a mosaic panel for the sisters.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.71
Number of Items: 19
Folder 72: 5810: Augustinian Fathers Chapel, Olympia Fields, IL; Rev. John Seary, O. S. A.; M. Steinfels, Artist; Fox and Fox, Architects, Chicago; Our Lady of Good Counsel Panel, 4' Diameter, 1958Add to your cart.
Artist Melville P. Steinfels writes Arno Heuduck about two possible projects, that of the Augustinian Fathers and that of Our Lady of Knock Church in Calumet City, IL (4-30-1958).  Steinfels comments on his design for the Fathers' panel as "an adaptation of the slick, sweet picture that I previously sent you.  It isn't the sort of thing I'd have designed for mosaics if I had done an original design" (6-25-1958).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.72
Number of Items: 19
Folder 73: 5811: St. Peters Church, Jackson, MS (E. Frei), 1957-1959Add to your cart.
After asking for estimates from Angelo Orsoni and Padoan Studio, both in Venice, Italy, Ravenna arranges for Orsoni to execute a panel of Christ as shepherd for St. Peter's Co-Cathedral.  Emil Frei secured this job for Ravenna.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.73
Number of Items: 83
Folder 74: 5812: Catholic Old Folks Home, Peoria, IL, 1958Add to your cart.
Emil Frei Jr. and Arno Heuduck share the profits from the installation of a mosaic panel in St. Joseph's Home.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.74
Number of Items: 22
Folder 75: 5813: Our Lady of Knock Church, Calumet City, IL; Fox and Fox, Architects; M. Steinfels, Artist, 1958Add to your cart.
Throughout the correspondence regarding this job are sprinkled references to Ravenna's work for the Augustinian Fathers in Olympia Fields, IL (job number 5810, Folder 72 in this series).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.75
Number of Items: 18
Folder 76: 5814: Nooter Corporation Bldg., St. Louis, MO; S. Reinhardt, Artist, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel to a design by Reinhardt.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.76
Number of Items: 21
Folder 77: 5815: All Souls Church, Overland, MO; Rev. William Tucker; 9550 Tennyson Ave., 1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates and installs a mosaic depicting the Sacred Heart.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.77
Number of Items: 5
Folder 78: 5816: Beniamino Bufano; Sample Columns, United Nations Project, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna ships to Bufano in San Francisco the mosaics it has fabricated for him.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.78
Number of Items: 13
Folder 79: 5817A: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Maginnis-Walsh-Kennedy, Architects, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Ravenna wins the contract for the north apse of the shrine, the design of Christ Pantocrator to be done by artist John de Rosen.  De Rosen corresponds with the Heuducks about his work.  Ravenna had explored the possibility of having the mosaics created by Wagner Workshops in Berlin but ended by doing the work itself in St. Louis.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.79
Number of Items: 113
Folder 80: 5817B: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Maginnis-Walsh-Kennedy, Architects, 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna continues work on the north apse mosaic.  Artist John de Rosen expresses his appreciation: "I want you to know how much I enjoyed working with you, how much I appreciated your cooperation and sometimes your patience, how much I enjoyed you and your Father's company, how much I admired the atmosphere of creative concentration of your studio.  These are rare things to see today" (2-16).  Ravenna setter Carl Gust comments on problems with the job, including the duties of local laborers hired to assist him (8-8, 8-13, 8-30).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.80
Number of Items: 135
Folder 81: 5817C: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Maginnis-Walsh-Kennedy, Architects, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Installation continues while Arno Heuduck meets Patrick A. O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, and takes a mosaic panel of his back to St. Louis for repair (10-2-1959, 10-9-1959).  Thomas J. Grady, director of the shrine, asks Heuduck how to remove a "sticky substance which detracts somewhat" from the appearance of a mosaic depicting Murillo's Immaculate Conception, just uncrated from Vatican Studio in Italy (10-13-1959).  Heuduck pens some notes on artist John de Rosen's concept for five altar panels in the north apse (11-13-1959).  Finally, de Rosen writes to Heuduck: "I took two of the greatest experts on Byzantine mosaics: one from Princeton and one from Harvard.  They both had praise only.  But I don't need anyone's opinion to know that no one could have interpreted my cartoon better, with more feeling, intelligence and accuracy, than the Ravenna Company in St. Louis" (10-26-1959).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.81
Number of Items: 110
Folder 82: 5901: Briar Cliff College Chapel, Sioux City, IA; Carthage Marble Co., 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes two gold mosaic altar panels.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.82
Number of Items: 12
Folder 83: 5902: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Austin, TX; Carthage Marble Co., 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates two mosaic panels.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.83
Number of Items: 15
Folder 84: 5903: St. Ann, MO; Carthage Marble Co., 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a panel for Hope Lutheran Church.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.84
Number of Items: 10
Folder 85: 5904: St. Louis Cathedral "G" ; South Dome, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
The mosaics in the south dome and St. Vincent de Paul arch, along with two pendentives, are fabricated by Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany to designs by Hildreth Meiere.  Hans W. Wagner comments on the tense political situation in Berlin created by Russian demands and considers the possibility of war (3-26-1959).  Paul Heuduck mentions that Meiere "is terribly slow" in her work (5-4-1959) and later notes that "she feels insulted if you ask whether you'll get the cartoons soon.  In February she was here and the model (dome) was already envisioned, so she took five months for these simple cartoons, and she even had help" (6-19-1959).  A typed note mentions Meiere's pneumonia and says that artist John de Rosen might be considered for work in the cathedral; de Rosen, however, has made it clear that he will neither do the cartoons for Meiere's work nor be supervised by her if he is to work in the cathedral (1-26-1960).  Wagner and Heuduck correspond about prices on bids, with Wagner especially exercised about Italian competition (1-21-1960, 2-22-1960 and later).  This issue is first raised in Folder 86 of this series.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.85
Number of Items: 128
Folder 86: 5905: St. Louis Cathedral "G"; Two Pendentives in Berlin, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck writes artist Hildreth Meiere about "the fine composition of a rather difficult area to design," which encompasses images of St. Isaac Jogues and Blessed Philippine Duchesne (7-2-1959).  Also here is a letter from Paul Heuduck to Hans W. Wagner complaining about having lost a contract for five altars based on Wagner's high price; Heuduck describes this as "a catastrophe," since he is always asked by Fr. Thomas Durkin of the cathedral whether it wouldn't be better to get other bids alongside Wagner's.  "When he finds out that I've lost this contract because my price was higher, it will look bad" (12-28-1959).  This issue also appears in Folder 85 of this same series.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.86
Number of Items: 27
Folder 87: 5906: St. Louis Cathedral "G"; Soffit Arch; St. Vincent de Paul Arch, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Artist Hildreth Meiere describes her long bout of pneumonia and shingles (2-17-1960), which delays the work on the designs.  Hans W. Wagner of Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany, which executes the mosaics, writes of West Berliners' reaction to negotiations in Paris regarding Russian demands upon the city: "We are used to uncertainty. . . .  [T]he outcome of the Paris conference has nowhere been taken more calmly than here in the center of the typhoon" (5-24-1960).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.87
Number of Items: 81
Folder 88: 5907: St. Louis Cathedral "G"; Two Pendentives in St. Louis, 1959Add to your cart.
Artist Hildreth Meiere asks the Heuducks to return the cartoons of her other pendentives so she can compare colors with those on the cartoons of Mother Frances Cabrini and Mother Elizabeth Seton that she is currently working on.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.88
Number of Items: 5
Folder 89: 5908: St. Louis Cathedral "H"; South Dome Windows, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Wagner Workshops in Berlin executes these 17 leaded glass windows.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.89
Number of Items: 20
Folder 90: 5909: Cash Sale; Mother Camilla, Alton, IL; Ursuline Convent, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
The Heuducks sell tesserae to Mother Camilla Keckick, O. S. U. at the University of Notre Dame.  Included here are mixes of tesserae marked by Keckick as A (gray and orange), B (greens), and C (browns).  Keckick was working on a thesis project.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.90
Number of Items: 22
Folder 91: 5910: Ralston Purina Co., St. Louis, MO, 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs bands of mosaics in a red and white checkerboard pattern around two columns at the entrance to company headquarters.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.91
Number of Items: 6
Folder 92: 5911: Vermont Marble Co. Re National Shrine, Washington, DC, 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes mosaic inserts above marble columns installed by the Vermont Marble Company.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.92
Number of Items: 16
Folder 93: 5912: Baldachin Dome, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Washington, DC, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Included here are specifications for the baldachin of the main altar as determined by Maginnis and Walsh and Kennedy, architects (1-22-1959).  The artist is Russell Kraus.  Also here is correspondence about the use of either a fish-scale or herringbone pattern for the tesserae in the gold field (9-15-1959, 9-21-1959, 10-2-1959, 10-9-1959).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.93
Number of Items: 56
Folder 94: 5913: Repair Crypt Altar Panels, National Shrine, Washington, DC, 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans and repairs the mosaic panels in the crypt.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.94
Number of Items: 5
Folder 95: 5914: Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO; F. Dunn, Architect; E. Frei, 1959Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates a gold mosaic cross to be hung over the altar.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.95
Number of Items: 20
Folder 96: 5915: Arcadia, CA; M. Sheets, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic for the Home Savings and Loan to a design by Millard Sheets, who says he may also have produced in France a tapestry of the work, titled "Arcadia."
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.96
Number of Items: 18
Folder 97: 5916: Enid, OK; Lutheran Church; Robert Frei, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes window panels for the church.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.97
Number of Items: 7
Folder 98: 5917: Sacred Heart Church, St. Louis, MO; Schreiner Marble Co.; Altar Inserts; M. Carroll, Architect, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs three altar inserts for the main altar and one each for the side altars to designs approved by architect Maurice Carroll.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.98
Number of Items: 6
Folder 99: 5918: St. Joan of Arc Church, St. Louis, MO; A. Stauder, Architect, 1957Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs an exterior mosaic figure of the saint to a design by Robert Harmon.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.99
Number of Items: 20
Folder 100: 5919: Interchurch Center, Chapel, New York City; F. Dunn, Architect; E. Frei, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a cross for hanging above the altar to a design by Robert Harmon.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.100
Number of Items: 25
Folder 101: 6001: Sacred Heart Church, Fresno, CA; R. Jung; J. de Rosen, Artist, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna has an exterior panel of Christ and the Centurion fabricated by Wagner Workshops in Berlin to a design by John de Rosen.  Angelo Orsoni in Venice, Italy was also considered for the job.  There are mentions of other jobs such as the Becket Building and "exterior silhouettes job 20" (10-22-59, 11-2-1959), "the black, white, gold mosaic project" (5-3-1960), and "the St. Edmund's job" (7-22-1960).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.101
Number of Items: 80
Folder 102: 6002: Time Bldg., New York City; C. Eames; Fuller-Lowry, Inc.; Mr. John Goldsborough; Sub. Port Morris Tile Corp., New York City, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Charles Eames works with architect Eero Saarinen on the interior decoration of the Time Building.  The Port Morris Tile and Terrazzo Corporation is chosen to do both the mosaic and tile work, supposedly because "the New York union would not let [Ravenna] install in New York City, so a local firm had to get the job" (12-22-1959).  Ravenna refuses to sell Port Morris tesserae for the job and is taken on as its subcontractnstallation (8-31-1960).  A dispute with Port Morris leads Paul Heuduck to write Emil Frei Jr. that Ravenna "will not so readily again take a job as a sub-contractor from an unknown third party. . . .  It was very difficult and an added ezpense" (11-3-1960).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.102
Number of Items: 223
Folder 103: 6003: Poor Clare Monastery, St. Louis County, MO; Telegraph Rd. (6600, in Oakville), 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates and installs a mosaic panel above the altar in the monastery chapel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.103
Number of Items: 14
Folder 104: 6004: Shaare Emeth Temple; Clean Mosaic Wall, 1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna is asked "to put the mosaic sanctuary wall into first-class condition."
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.104
Number of Items: 8
Folder 105: 6005: Holy Rosary Cathedral, Duluth, MN; Maguolo, 1959-1962Add to your cart.
Fabrizio Cassio of Rome executes the two mosaic panels above the side entrance doors of the cathedral.  Ravenna installs these works.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.105
Number of Items: 16
Folder 106: 6006: Garden Grove, CA; M. Sheets; Savings and Loan Assn., 1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes Millard Sheets's design and Arno Heuduck later inquires of him about "the unique manner in which [he] installed these mosaics into the sand-blasted recessions of the marble," seeking iformation on the technique used (9-14-1960).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.106
Number of Items: 20
Folder 107: 6007: American Theatre (Repair Floor); A. Girolami; Mural Jarvis Construction Co., 1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna repairs and replaces the mosaic floor for the Arthur Girolami Terrazzo Company.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.107
Number of Items: 7
Folder 108: 6008: Altar, St. Joan of Arc Church, St. Louis, MO; Stauder, Architect, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel for the front of the altar and covers the tabernacle with mosaic.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.108
Number of Items: 7
Folder 109: 6009: St. Agnes Church, Los Angeles, CA; R. Jung, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Angelo Orsoni of Venice, Italy fabricates a panel for Ravenna depicting St. Agnes with a lamb.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.109
Number of Items: 35
Folder 110: 6010: Mercy Manor Hotel Chapel, Kansas City, MO; Shaughnessy, Architect, 1960Add to your cart.
Joseph B. Shaughnessy of Shaughnessy, Bower and Grimaldi arranges for Ravenna to execute a mosaic shield for the altar of the chapel of a hotel being remodeled as a home for aged men.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.110
Number of Items: 13
Folder 111: 6011: First Methodist Church, Bonham, TX; Benet and Crittenden, Architects, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes 20 mosaic stars for the church.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.111
Number of Items: 12
Folder 112: 6012: St. John's Hospital, St. Louis County, MO; B. McMahon, Architect; Rallo and Alberici, Cosntruction; 9/27/60, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Ravenna furnishes mosaics for the main hospital.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.112
Number of Items: 82
Folder 113: 6013: St. Jerome's Church, Bissell Hills, St. Louis, MO; Rev. James T. Murphy; Maurice Carroll, Architect, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic surround for a crucifix.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.113
Number of Items: 18
Folder 114: 6014: St. Louis Cathedral Historical Arch (South of South Dome) (In St. Louis); Rev. Durkin; Architect G. Maguolo; Contract "I", 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Artist Hildreth Meiere corresponds with Arno Heuduck about her designs for the arch.  A note comments that "Mrs. Meiere again has the travel bug, and to all appearances does not have too much enthusiasm any more for additional work in the Cathedral" (3-14-1961).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.114
Number of Items: 59
Folder 115: 6015: St. Louis Cathedral, 3 Bulnosesand Soffit Arch (In Berlin); Rev. Durkin; G. Maguolo, Architect, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Most of the correspondence with Wagner Workshops in Berlin concerns late delivery of this order and bids for other mosaics.  Hans W. Wagner also writes about the serious illness of Paul Heuduck's nephew Gerhard (Gerdt) Untze (11-21-1960).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.115
Folder 116: 6016: St. Edmund's Church, San Marino, CA; R. Jung; J. de Rosen, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Angelo Orsoni of Venice, Italy executes a panel of Christ for this Episcopal church.  Arno Heuduck writes Orsoni about details in the mosaic, including the use of a melange of hues (1-4-1961).  Heuduck asks Ravenna representative in California Richard W. Jung to send him artist John de Rosen's cartoons for St. Philip's Church instead of destroying them (5-27-1961).  Jung then offers to send on the cartoons for the St. Edmund's job (8-5-1961).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.116
Number of Items: 97
Folder 117: 6101: Our Lady of Mercy Home, Kansas City; Shaughnessy, Bower and Grimaldi, Architects, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a mosaic panel of Our Lady of Mercy for the Mercedarian sisters.  Included is the sisters' critique of artist Russell Kraus's design (1-5-1961) and his response (1-31-1961).  Also here are two booklets on the order and an enameled shield of the order's emblem in the form of a pendant.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.117
Folder 118: 6102: St. Pius X Seminary, Sacramento, CA; R. Jung, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates and installs an altar base to a design by John de Rosen.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.118
Number of Items: 36
Folder 119: 6103: St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church, Hermann, MO; Froese, Maack and Becker, Architects; Cathedral Craftsmen (Cabinet Co.), 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna fabricates a mosaic altar panel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.119
Number of Items: 15
Folder 120: 6104: St. Louis Catholic Social Workers; East Arch, South Dome; St. Louis Cathedral, St. Louis, MO; Msgr. Durkin; Msgr. Gottwald; Contract "J", 1961Add to your cart.
Included here is a letter from Arno Heuduck to artist Hildreth Meiere regarding changes being made at the time in nuns' habits that might need to be reflected in the design of the mosaic (3-22-1961).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.120
Number of Items: 25
Folder 121: 6105: St. Louis Cathedral, Educational; West Arch, South Dome; Msgr. Durkin; Msgr. Gottwald, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
A note discusses artists who might continue the cathedral work after the "sudden" death of Hildreth Meiere (5-6-1961, 5-12-1961).  Meiere's assistant Nina Blake carries on the cartooning from sketches already prepared by Meiere.  Also here is correspondence with Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany not only about the dome but about the Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC (7-6-1961, 7-25-1961).  Paul Heuduck worries that he is "taking a great risk" entrusting work to Wagner given "the critical situation with Berlin" (7-8-1961); Wagner replies, "We Berliners believe in the power of the USA and are firmly convinced that Berlin will remain fundamentally free" (7-13-1961).  Wagner also describes the cordoning off of East from West Berlin, where the studios are located: "My garden fence is now definitely part of the Iron Curtain. . . ."  The mosaic part of the business is unaffected, but many long-time glass workers are now cut off from their jobs (8-17-1961).  Wagner also writes about the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal in the National Shrine (3-8-1962) and of pendentives under the main dome of the St. Louis Cathedral that depict angels (3-24-1962).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.121
Number of Items: 98
Folder 122: 6106: Cross (Chi Rho), Interchurch Center, New York City; F. Dunn, Architect; E. Frei, 1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna and Emil Frei share the profits on this job, the design for which was created by artist Robert Harmon.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.122
Number of Items: 12
Folder 123: 6107: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Maginnis, Walsh and Kennedy, Architects, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Included here are specifications for the mosaic work (back of folder).  Arno Heuduck writes that Ravenna lost the altar mosaic work two years before "due to cost.  We are trying our very best to submit a competitive price on this project so that we may again work in the Cathedral" (3-3-1961).  The mosaics for the chapel were executed by Wagner Workshops in Berlin; Hans W. Wagner encourages Paul Heuduck to come to Berlin in spite of the closure of the border between the eastern and western sectors, since to date there have been no problems with communication or travel in or out of the city (8-28-1961).  Several letters concern the dispute between Ravenna and the Vermont Marble Company regarding the removal of debris after the completion of the mosaic work (5-7 to 5-9-1962).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.123
Number of Items: 175
Folder 124: 6108: St. Louis Cathedral, South Ceiling Arch; Msgr. T. F. Durkin; Bishop Gottwald; St. Louis Shop Contract "K", 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Nina Wheeler Blake continues to produce cartoons for the south wall, soffit, and lunette as well as the adjacent barrel ceiling based on Hildeth Meiere's sketches.  The mosaics are fabricated in Berlin by Wagner Workshops with the exception of the "ceiling arch immediately adjacent to the South Rose Window above the balcony," which is done in St. Louis.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.124
Number of Items: 50
Folder 125: 6109: St. Louis Cathedral, South Wall (Berlin); Msgr. T. F. Durkin; Bishop Gottwald; Contract "L", 1961-1962Add to your cart.
The mosaics were fabricated by Wagner Workshops in Berlin.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.125
Number of Items: 44
Folder 126: 6110A: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Miraculous Medal Chapel; E. Kennedy, Architect; Msgr. Grady, Director, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Included here are architect's specifications for mosaic work for the chapel (7-24-1961), which is to be executed by Wagner Workshops in Berlin.  Arno Heuduck suggests that Nina Wheeler Blake be the artist (9-19-1961).  Mrs. Blake had been Hildreth Meiere's assistant and had completed her cartoons after her death.  Regarding "the figures running across the barrel vaults" Blake writes: "I still think it's awful. . . .  The subject matter is rather dreadful too, but perhaps something could be worked out" (10-15-1961).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.126
Number of Items: 68
Folder 127: 6110B: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Miraculous Medal Chapel; E. Kennedy, Architect; Msgr. Grady, Director, 1962Add to your cart.
Nina Wheeler Blake is chosen as artist for "the figure work in the vaults over the two minor chapels" (2-12-1962), the figures being those of St. Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paul.  Blake comments that the "subject matter for these ceilings is un-inspiring to say the least" (2-23-1962).  Most of the correspondence concerns the design of the mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.127
Number of Items: 116
Folder 128: 6110C: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Miraculous Medal Chapel; E. Kennedy, Architect; Msgr. Grady, Director, 1962Add to your cart.
Paul Heuduck makes another trip tp supervise th crafting of the mosaics by Wagner Workshops in Berlin, and Ravenna's schedule for installation is upset by the marble company's lateness on the job.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.128
Number of Items: 119
Folder 129: 6110D: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Miraculous Medal Chapel; E. Kennedy, Architect; Msgr. Grady, Director, 1963Add to your cart.
During installation Ravenna encounters problems with the browncoat applied by the plastering contractor Krafft-Murphy Company (1-12, 1-18, 1-19, etc.) and discovers that "the figural group in the ceiling of St. Vincent de Paul Chapel were installed upside-down" (1-13, 1-19).  There is also trouble when the marble installer removes scaffolding (1-24, 1-26, etc.).  Meanwhile, artist Nina Wheeler Blake hopes to work with Ravenna again (3-15).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.129
Number of Items: 146
Folder 130: 6111: Sisters of Notre Dame School; 320 E. Ripa St., St. Louis; Stauder, Architect; Mr. Fine; Sr. Mary Luke, 1961Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs two mosaic panels that the sisters completed as an art project.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.130
Number of Items: 6
Folder 131: 6112: P. S. #257, Brooklyn, New York City; J. Nickelsen, Artist, 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Nickelsen tries to locate a panel called "Two Doves," apparently a piece based on a design in Aachen Cathedral in Germany; once hanging in an architect's office, it disappeared when the partnership, which included Addison Erdman, was dissolved (11-19-1961).  Paul Heuduck asks about any new developments in the MacArthur Memorial project in Norfolk, Virginia (2-2-1962).  Nickelsen also discusses other projects of his: St. Martin of Tours Church in Amityville, Long Island; altars for Ferenz and Taylor, designers; Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue in New York City; and the Doral Beach Hotel in Miami (6-2-1962, 11-27-1962).  Problems arise with the art committee of the Board of Education: the committee reacts negatively to a black and white photograph of the finished mosaic in the studio (1-16-1962) and then refuses to accept the background treatment of the completed mosaic (6-27, 7-5, 7-23-1962 and later), which leads artist Nickelsen to collapse from nervous tension (7-9-1962).  Paul Heuduck declares this "the first time in my life that our work had not been accepted as delivered" (7-5-1962).  Nickelsen staunchly maintains that the cause of the hubbub is his refusal to allow a New York firm to do the work (7-13-1961, 3-12-1962, 6-22-1962, 9-14-1962).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.131
Number of Items: 127
Folder 132: 6201: Siegfried Reinhardt; Head and Hands Only; Ft. Wayne, IN; Bill Severson, 1962Add to your cart.
Sculptor William C. Severson apparently collaborates with artist Reinhardt on a rendition of the head and hands of Christ for an unnamed college.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.132
Number of Items: 7
Folder 133: 6202: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL; R. Cummings, Architect; Maguolo and Quick; John Becker, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs the gold mosaic for the altar wall and the baldachin ceiling.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.133
Number of Items: 55
Folder 134: 6203: Marble and Mosaic Rose Window Border, St. Louis Cathedral; South Wall; Mosaic Contract "L"a; Marble Setter George Tieman, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Ravenna deals with broken marble in its replacement of the window border.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.134
Number of Items: 60
Folder 135: 6204: Ascension Church, Normandy, MO; Re: de Ranieri (Installation), 1962Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs and repairs mosaic panels and inserts in the church to the instructions of de Ranieri Studios of Detroit.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.135
Number of Items: 5
Folder 136: 6205: Russell Kraus; Bird Panel, N. D.Add to your cart.
This folder, identifying the job as "direct method with combination slab glass in epoxy resin," is empty.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.136
Number of Items: 1
Folder 137: 6206: John de Rosen; Copy of Antique Angel Head, 1962Add to your cart.
Artist de Rosen requests the production of this piece, based on part of the mosaic at St. Mary Major Church in Rome, for his personal collection.  A note advises, "See folder 6207."
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.137
Number of Items: 2
Folder 138: 6207: J. de Rosen; Art Work by Ravenna Company, 1962Add to your cart.
Ravenna lays out the Last Judgment Arch for St. Louis Cathedral.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.138
Number of Items: 10
Folder 139: 6208: St. Louis Cathedral, Last Judgment Arch; St. Louis Studio, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs the mosaic on this arch.  Architect George Maguolo writes from Munich, Germany about other projects, including the "Emmitsburg Maryland chapel" and "the Sisters" in Wichita (8-17-1962).  Artist John de Rosen thanks Arno Heuduck for sending him an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "There were some people from St. Louis on the ship and they recognized me from the photograph!" (11-5-1962).
Call Number: 1961-1963
Number of Items: 34
Folder 140: 6209: St. Louis Cathedral, Two Central Pendentives; Berlin Studio, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
The mosaics are executed by Wagner Workshops in Berlin.  Hans W. Wagner lists the cartoons for Felix Baumhauer's mosaics in the cathedral dating from the 1920s, which he still has (6-21-1962).  Wagner also imparts family news upon the death of his brother Gerdt Wagner (2-12-1963).  Paul Heuduck discusses the coloration in the mosaics of the chapels Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady Queen of All Hearts at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (3-5-1963); in response to Wagner's argument that Berlin's better work trumps lower Italian prices Heuduck asserts that only price matters on the St. Louis job.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.140
Number of Items: 54
Folder 141: 6210: Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City, MO; Froese, Maack and Becker, Architects; Schreiner Marble Co., 1962Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel and installs it in a marble slab.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.141
Number of Items: 4
Folder 142: 6211: Seven-Up Repair, St. Louis, MO, 1962Add to your cart.
Ravenna repairs a settlement crack in a mosaic panel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.142
Number of Items: 8
Folder 143: 6212: St. Helen's Church, Shively, KY; Thomas J. Nolan and Sons, Architects; Louisville, KY; E. Frei Jr., 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a mosaic panel for the reredos.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.143
Number of Items: 49
Folder 144: 6213: UCLA Physics Bldg., Los Angeles, CA; Richard Haines, Artist, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung alerts the company to artist Haines's need for an estimate (6-21-1961).  In a letter to Haines Arno Heuduck clarifies Revenna's relationship with Jung (1-25-1961).  Ravenna executes and installs mosaics of science symbols to Haines's design.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.144
Number of Items: 101
Folder 145: 6301A: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Msgr. Grady; Maginnis, Walsh, and Kennedy, Architects, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Paul Heuduck writes Hans W. Wagner of Wagner Workshops in Berlin that the execution of the figures in the Miraculous Medal Chapel using large tesserae "was somewhat too coarse" and "exaggerated" for a chapel (1-29-1963).  He asks Wagner to avoid this in future.  Architect Eugene F. Kennedy asks whether Erno/Ernoe Koch, an artist who sometimes works for Ravenna, can design 20 figures for the dome of Our Lady of Czestochowa Chapel, which Ravenna lost to another company called Recker (3-8-1963).  Wagner writes of the unsettling feeling of living in West Berlin: "I see the barbed wire daily outside my door, and the effects are negative in so many ways. . . ." (3-28-1963).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.145
Number of Items: 113
Folder 146: 6301B: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Msgr. Grady; Maginnis, Walsh, and Kennedy, Architects, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Included here is a letter to Wagner Workshops in Berlin from the Ravenna Company complaining about the difference in the blue tesserae used in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel and that used in Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of All Hearts Chapels; because of this discrepancy, the architect "no longer trusts us as much" (9-21-1964).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.146
Number of Items: 77
Folder 147: 6302: Our Lady of All Hearts Chapel, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Msgr. Grady, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Included here are letters from architect Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. approving the mosaic design and suggesting changes.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.147
Number of Items: 65
Folder 148: 6303: J. de Rosen; Shop Work, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Ravenna provides labor and materials to artist de Rosen.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.148
Number of Items: 28
Folder 149: 6304: St. John's Hospital, St. Louis County; Melman Cabinet Co., 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel ordered by the Melman Company.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.149
Number of Items: 9
Folder 150: 6305: Stockton, CA, Bishop's Coat of Arms; R. Jung, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Richard W. Jung, Ravenna's representative in California, arranges this job.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.150
Number of Items: 28
Folder 151: 6306: St. Louis Cathedral, Big Dome; Artist de Rosen; St. Louis Studio, 1961-1966Add to your cart.
This folder contains proposals, contracts, invoices, and notes.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.151
Number of Items: 98
Folder 152: 6307: Kansas City, MO; Norman T. Brunelli; Figure Panel, 1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel for Brunelli's firm of designers and artists.  Brunelli is also interested in representing Ravenna in the Kansas City area.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.152
Number of Items: 16
Folder 153: 6308: Gold Cross, Watson Terrace Church; Architect Dunn; William Greenwald and Sons, General Contractor, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a gold mosaic cross for Watson Terrace Christian Church.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.153
Number of Items: 16
Folder 154: 6309: St. Louis Cathedral, Central Dome; Portion Abroad, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Hans W. Wagner of Wagner Workshops in Berlin writes of the reaction there to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy: "The day of the funeral all the houses in Berlin had candles in the windows.  I decked out my first floor alone with 64 candles shining over into the east, which naturally had taken no notice of the tragic event. . ." (12-10-1963).  This material consists mainly of correspondence in German between Wagner and Ravenna about this contract, with mentions of the windows in the south and central domes.  Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister gives Paul Heuduck details of the sudden death of Hans Wagner and says that she is taking over the business since the children are too young (3-23-1964).  Heuduck complains about the color tone and tesserae size in the red background of the dome, describing the architect, presumably George Maguolo, as very critical and hard to please: "I only want to let you know what we have to reckon with" (1-19-1965).  Mrs. Wagner then defends her firm (1-28-1965).  Later Heudick also notifies her that many of the tesserae are loose, "which causes us much expense" (3-29-1965), and that some 150 to 200 pieces of broken glass in the windows "were unfortunately discovered by the Bishop.  About 35 pieces that were badly broken we had to replace, which should certainly not be at my expense" (5-21-1965).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.154
Number of Items: 99
Folder 155: 6310: Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL; Rev. Guild; R. Cummings, Architect, 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Rodney Winfield is the artist for this project.  Edwin J. Guild, O. M. I. writes: "Thank you ever so much again for the beautiful work.  We receive so much praise and wonderful complements on these mosaics. Many people say they are the most beautiful ones they have ever seen" (5-13-1964).  Arno Heuduck writes Guild requesting payment of $13,416.20: "This large item has seriously affected our own working capital and has cost us additional money to secure it from other sources. . .  We are in dire need of the capital. . . ." (6-25-1965).  According to a brochure on the Shrine, the architects were Maguolo and Quick of St. Louis; Cummings was the project designer.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.155
Number of Items: 122
Folder 156: 6311: Clean Cathedral Mosaics (2); 1/2 Arches; Rt. Rev. Msgr. Durkin, 1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans "half of each of two existing mosaic arches" in the cathedral.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.156
Number of Items: 3
Folder 157: 6312: St. Joseph Church, Cottlesville, MO; Installation Only; For Sister (South Broadway) through Stauder, Architect, 1963Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs a mosaic panel on the exterior of the church after repairing and replacing "numerous" tesserae.  Rev. W. G. Pezold later writes disapprovingly, "We regard this statement [invoice] as inflationary.  We are going to preserve a copy for future reference" (8-24-1963).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.157
Number of Items: 7
Folder 158: 6313: Mountain View, CA; R. Jung, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
The artist for this mosaic reredos was Max Ingrand of Paris, a friend of artist John de Rosen and of Richard W. Jung, Ravenna's representative in California.  Arno Heuduck asks about the artist's background treatment, trying to ascertain whether the "thousands of small white joints" in the artist's drawing indicate lines for the installation of white tesserae or, as seems more likely, merely "indicate some sort of mosaic character in his cartoons" (10-30-1963).  Later problems arise with the setting of the panel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.158
Number of Items: 43
Folder 159: 6314: N. Brunelli, Kansas City, MO, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic cross and candle holders but must recreate the cross since Architectural Bronze Company made a mistake in the size.  Six months later Ravenna finally receives payment.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.159
Number of Items: 12
Folder 160: 6401: St. Louis Cathedral, Windows, Central Dome, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Wagner Workshops in Berlin, Germany creates 16 windows for the dome.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.160
Number of Items: 71
Folder 161: 6402: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, 1962-1965Add to your cart.
Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. of architects Maginnis, Walsh, and Kennedy forwards a holy card as a model for the mosaic and suggests some changes (2-26-1964).  He also transmits comments made by the donors of the chapel (6-9-1964).  The artist was Ernoe/Erno Koch.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.161
Number of Items: 29
Folder 162: 6403A: Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe; National Shrine, Washington, DC, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Having lost two earlier jobs at the shrine to lower  bidders based on Italian manufacture of the mosaics (4-27-1964), Ravenna wins this contract for its St. Louis studio after getting bids from Angelo Orsoni in Venice and Wagner Workshops in Berlin (5-22-1964).  The artist is Mary Reardon, who has had little experience with mosaics (5-25-1964).  Reardon is enthusiastic about her visit to the Ravenna studio in St. Louis and about the mosaics in St. Louis Cathedral (8-29-1964).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.162
Number of Items: 129
Folder 163: 6403B: Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe; National Shrine, Washington, DC, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
An apparent crack in the face of the Virgin and other unevenness in the mosaic cause concern (8-4-1965, 9-22-1965, 9-23-1965, 9-24-1965).  After viewing the finished work artist Mary Reardon writes of "the great thrill," "the unique experience," and "the tremendous beauty of the mosaic medium" that she enjoyed during her visit to the shrine.  She also lauds the "living wall texture" of the background, 'far beyond what I had imagined" (6-28-1966).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.163
Number of Items: 116
Folder 164: 6404: Epiphany Church, San Francisco, CA; R. Jung, 1964Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck mentions reading a newspaper article about "the chapel being done in the National Shrine by Recker, without any reference to our friend, the artist, E. Koch.  Poor taste" (4-7-1964).  Heuduck also suggests that Koch do the cartoons for this job from John de Rosen's sketch (6-4-1964).  The mosaic is executed by Wagner Workshops in Berlin.  Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung desires that John Ingrand's sketch be followed for design and de Rosen's for color (6-9-1964).  Willi David of Wagner Workshops writes about complaints Paul Heuduck had lodged about the mosaics manufactured by his firm, including the blue tone of the background of the central dome of St. Louis Cathedral (10-1-1964).  The Germans also defend their use of large tesserae, unusual in mosaics fabricated in Italy, as an artistic choice to avoid monotony in large expanses of mosaic (10-13-1964).  Jung and Arno Heuduck discuss the darkness of the face of St. Joseph in "the Mountain View job," which may have to be replaced to please the client (10-18, 10-20, and 11-22-1964).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.164
Number of Items: 98
Folder 165: 6405: Custom House and Federal Building; Richard Haines, Artist and Contractor, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates and installs three mosaics in the Custom House and Federal Office Building, Los Angeles, California to designs by Haines.  Arno Heuduck explains that "on many of our mosaic import jobs we have the opportunity to insert the name of our company in one of the corners" and asks whether the same can be done on this job (9-28-1964).  Haines reports that the architect refuses permission as the government "would consider it advertising" (11-9-1964).  In this same letter Haines comments on his first experience with a solid mosaic mural: "I think the key to its success will be your choice of color translation and a careful tracing of the heads."  Later Haines and Ravenna are allowed to place their names on the exterior mural panel (12-16-1964).  Haines comments that mosaic setter Dominic (Menne) Girolami "is a charmer and has a way with people" (2-28-1965).  An article in the Los Angeles Times focuses on Girolami (5-23-1965).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.165
Number of Items: 117
Folder 166: 6406: Campus Lutheran Church, Columbia, MO; Stone Center, Inc.; Harms and Kramer, Architects, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes four mosaic altar panels.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.166
Number of Items: 12
Folder 167: 6407: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, St. Louis, MO; Rev. M. Keaney; Carroll, Architect; Slab Mosaic Stations of the Cross, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
The mosaics are executed by Wagner Workshops in Berlin.  Paul Heuduck writes that the stations are backward; both the cartoons and the model that Ravenna sent to Germany were wrong.  "Now all we can count on is a little luck.  Smart people won't see it and dumb ones will think it's supposed to be that way" (11-5-1965).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.167
Number of Items: 32
Folder 168: 6408: St. Louis Cathedral, Mosaic Floor Repair, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Ravenna replaces marble and glass inlays in the floor next to the High Altar.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.168
Number of Items: 6
Folder 169: 6501: Anaheim, CA; R. Jung; J. de Rosen, Artist; 244 sq. ft., 1964-1965Add to your cart.
This mosaic depicting the Holy Spirit was created for the Chapel of St. Catherine's Military School.  Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung also refers to mosaics for the exterior of Epiphany Church (12-28-1964).  Jung disputes Arno Heuduck's assertion that he hardly broke even on another Epiphany job and grumbles about Ravenna's direct contact with artist Richard Haines (1-8-1965).  Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister replies to Paul Heuduck's complaint about the red in the background of the central dome of St. Louis Cathedral, attributing the problem to the Italian tesserae that her firm was forced to use when it ran out of the original material.  Wagner-Weinmeister also discusses the firm's plan to make its own tesserae again (1-12-1965).  Artist de Rosen sends the client instructions for the mounting of the mosaic (5-18-1965).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.169
Number of Items: 67
Folder 170: 6502A: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Sanctuary Dome Ceiling; M. Sheets, Artist, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Wagner Workshops of Berlin informs Paul Heuduck that this job represents a full year's work for the firm (12-23-1964).  Architects Maginnis, Walsh, and Kennedy forward a list of all bids for the east and west apses and sanctuary dome (1-25-1965).  Much of the correspondence among artist Millard Sheets, Ravenna, and the architects concerns the design and coloring of the mosaics.  Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister also speaks of the precarious situation in which her firm finds itself, its very existence at stake (2-28, 3-18, and 4-29-1966).  She congratulates Paul Heuduck on his birthday, noting that his actions belie his age: "Lively and active, always full of funny stories, wise and caareful in business, understanding and helpful in assisting us, this is how I know and appreciate you" (5-18-1966).  Heuduck takes Wagner-Weinmeister to task for having included her firm's name in the mosaic; he says, too, that he has also taken out the name of artist Joseph Young and replaced it in smaller letters (5-31-1966).  A note mentions that Young's cartoons for five altar panels for the west apse are overdue by almost a year, but that Young is set to begin work on them after reaching "a better understanding" with the architect and Thomas J. Grady, director of the shrine (7-18-1966).  Paul Heuduck thanks Wagner-Weinmeister for her bid on "the small chapel," which, however, was underbid: "People must steal the mosaic material, I don't know how it's possible otherwise. . . ." (7-29-1966).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.170
Number of Items: 165
Folder 171: 6502B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Sanctuary Dome Ceiling; M. Sheets, Artist, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck mentions that architect Eugene Kennedy has received a "good design" from artist Max Ingrand for "the next dome area" (8-25-1966).  Heuduck also describes difficulties with the installation of the mosaics, specifically that the boxes of completed mosaics must have stood in water for some time: "about ten % of the mosaics was broken and badly damaged. . . .  About 12 of the pieces were entirely destroyed" (10-12-1966).  Artist Millard Sheets conveys to Arno Heuduck his reaction to the completed mosaic: "I cannot possibly express to you my appreciation for the magnificent cutting that was exercised in Germany under your direction.  I have never seen a job that came out exactly the way I dreamed and hoped that it would. . . .  [T]his [is] one of the most exciting things to leave during your lifetime" (1-23-1967).  The May edition of the newsletter Mary's Shrine explains the iconography of the mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.171
Number of Items: 143
Folder 172: 6503A: National Shrine, Washington, DC; West Apse and Ambulatory Dome; J. Young, Artist, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
There is much correspondence here among artist Joseph Young, Arno Heuduck, and architect Eugene Kennedy about the design of the mosaic.  Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister writes that her studio is once more making its own tesserae, including the 15-millimeter variety unique to Wagner Workshops (5-18-1965).  The impending visit to the shrine of Cardinal Mindszenty (1-31-1966) prompts Heuduck to ask Wagner for early delivery of the sanctuary dome mosaics; Wagner-Weinmeister responds in exasperation: "[T]his disastrous job may lead to the closing of the firm. . . .  At least you should know that it wasn't our stupidity or our laziness that killed us, but rather our contracts with the Ravenna Company, to designs by Maestro [Millard] Sheets" (2-14-1966).  Later the wedding of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Luci at the shrine produces another request for early completion of the mosaics (2-18-1966).  Eugene Kennedy writes about artist Young's delay in providing cartoons: "There is no doubt that Mr. Young has let us all down and I now wish that we had never heard of him" (3-9-1966).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.172
Number of Items: 174
Folder 173: 6503B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; West Apse and Ambulatory Dome; J. Young, Artist, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck writes artist Joseph Young (5-31-1966) that Ravenna will lose money because of his year-long delay in delivering the cartoons.  A note by Heuduck mentions Our Lady of Mission Chapel and the artist on that project, Miss Kazuba (filed after note of 6-6-1966).  Paul Heuduck writes to Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister of Wagner Workshops in Berlin that in America the only determining factor in the acceptance of a bid is the lowest price; she had complained about Ravenna's ordering mosaics from Italy rather than from her firm (6-14-1967).  In this same letter Heuduck reveals that the death of Cardinal Joseph Ritter of St. Louis has hit him hard since the two had been friends.  Also here are copies of the newsletter Mary's Shrine (August 1967) and of The Jesuit Bulletin (October 1967) with articles on the west apse mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.173
Number of Items: 152
Folder 174: 6503C: National Shrine, Washington, DC; 5 Altar Niches and Ambulatory Dome; West Apse Area, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister of Wagner Workshops in Berlin commiserates with Paul Heuduck over losing the job in"the small chapel": [I]t is an absolute mystery to me how the competition can underbid so greatly.  One would almost think that they have their mosaics done by students, whom they don't have to pay" (n. d., filed after architect's note of transmittal dated 1-25-1966).  In a later letter (9-21-1966) she explains that her firm is in dire financial straits because of the building freeze in West Germany: "I view the future with the greatest worry. . . .  We are under great pressure, so much so that I don't know what else to do."  She fears this may be the last job she does for Ravenna.  Paul Heuduck unfavorably compares Wagner's blue background mosaic for the central dome, done using large tesserae, with that executed by a rival firm for another dome (11-15-1966).  Wagner-Weinmeister responds to Heuduck's concern about a delivery date for the mosaics by pointing out that artist Joseph Young "really fooled around irresponsibly" by delivering cartoons so late: "[N]ow they want to shove the entire blame off on us. . . .  It's a real wonder that we haven't expired from all these delays. . . ." (12-7-1966).  Heuduck asks Wagner for a bid on the chancel dome and once more complains about cheap Italian competition (12-13-1966).  Wagner-Weinmeister returns to the theme of the five niches, noting the intricacy of the design and the lack of a delivery of gold tesserae from Italy (1-31-1967).  She also fears that Ravenna has lost confidence in her company after its reduction of staff (6-9-1967).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.174
Number of Items: 116
Folder 175: 6504: Farm and Home Savings and Loan Assn.; R. Kraus; McMahon, Architect, 1965Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes the shields of the firm in Columbia, MO to a design by Russell Kraus.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.175
Number of Items: 6
Folder 176: 6505: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church; Rev. M. Kennedy; M. Carroll, Architect, 1965Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a mosaic on the altar wall to a design by artist Ernoe/Erno Koch.  Included here is a note about an altar reredos in Sacred Heart Church, Carroll, architect (3-11-1968).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.176
Number of Items: 20
Folder 177: 6506: Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, Joliet, IL; Sr. M. Hiltrude, 1961-1966Add to your cart.
Sr. Mary Hiltrude asks for advice on making mosaic panels (2-5-1961; undated letter, answered by Arno Heuduck on 12-9-1964).  Ravenna executes and installs one panel to her design and installs a panel she herself had fabricated.  The projected job, eventually to involve eight mosaics, was not completed by the nuns because of financial constraints.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.177
Number of Items: 41
Folder 178: 6507: McCarthy Monument Co.; Lettering Inlays, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Ravenna inserts gold tesserae into recessed letters in the front of a vault.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.178
Number of Items: 8
Folder 179: 6508: Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD; Installation Only for Sr. Leonarda, O. S. B., 1965Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck gives Sr. Mary Leonarda Longen advice on a mosaic she has designed, sends a craftsman to install it, and then inquires about further plans for mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.179
Number of Items: 14
Folder 180: 6509: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel; Panel, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Ravenna has the panel executed by Angelo Orsoni in Venice, Italy.  The artist is John de Rosen.  The installer, Carl Gust, "thought the mosaic was set tighter and prettier than Berlin" (9-28-1966).  The newsletter Mary's Shrine for November 1966 contains an article about the chapel, including the mosaic panel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.180
Number of Items: 35
Folder 181: 6510: St. Louis Cathedral; Center Dome Area; Clean Old Mosaics, 1965Add to your cart.
Ravenna washes and cleans old mosaics on the pendentives and arches.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.181
Number of Items: 7
Folder 182: 6511: Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO; Rex Becker, Architect, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Wagner Workshops in Berlin executes the chancel mosaics to a design by Russell Kraus.  Jucunda Wagner-Weinmeister reports, "With the constant wage increases it's becoming more and more impossible for me to keep working at such low prices" as those demanded by American orders (7-21-1965).  A program for the dedication of the church describes the iconography of the mosaics (4-17-1966).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.182
Number of Items: 96
Folder 183: 6512: Hopkinsville, KY; R. Frei, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs three mosaic panels designed by Robert Frei.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.183
Number of Items: 28
Folder 184: 6513: Cor Jesu, St. Louis, MO; Kaletta Co.; Gold Altar Table, 1965Add to your cart.
Ravenna covers the top of the altar table with mosaic.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.184
Number of Items: 8
Folder 185: 6601: Our Lady of the Snows; Retirement Home Chapel; C. Schmitt, Milwaukee, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs the reredos mosaics in the chapel.  An artist named Mrs. Hickman is the designer.  Arno Heuduck mentions a "Warsaw mosaic" for which Conrad Schmitt Studio asked him to provide an estimate (4-19-1966).  This is later revealed as a project in Wausau, WI (5-23-1966).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.185
Number of Items: 42
Folder 186: 6602: Epiphany Church, San Francisco, CA; R. Jung; J. de Rosen, Artist, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Ravenna must underbid Venetian Mosaics of the Bronx, which had posited importation from abroad, in order to get this job of three mosaic panels for the outside of the church.  The company manages to craft the mosaics at its St. Louis studio (6-8-1966).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.186
Number of Items: 44
Folder 187: 6603: Immacolata Church, Richmond Heights, MO; B. McMahon, Architect; Jones-Kissner Construction Co., 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel depicting Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  Included here is a program from the dedication of the church in December 1967.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.187
Number of Items: 30
Folder 188: 6604: St . Louis Cathedral; East and West Sanctuary Balcony Walls; Cardinal J. Ritter, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck recounts a visit with his father Paul Heuduck to Cardinal Ritter, who wasa "[v]ery friendly and gave us about 45 minutes of his time."  "Said he has had many expenses etc. in recent years and did not know if he could do any more mosaics" (9-26-1966).  This job represents the completion of mosaics in the sanctuary of the cathedral (10-22-1966).  Artist Russell Kraus draws the cartoons of the Old and New Testaments (12-12-1966) while Lee A. Cook cartoons the east and west walls of the sanctuary (2-10-1967).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.188
Number of Items: 55
Folder 189: 6605: Bank; Petefish, Skiles and Co.; Virginia, IL, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a floor mosaic in the shape of the seal of the bank. The architect is Raymond Cayse.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.189
Number of Items: 16
Folder 190: 6701A: National Shrine, Washington, DC: Chancel Dome, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Artist Max Ingrand designs these mosaics.  The fabricator is Cassio Studio in Rome.  Arno Heuduck describes installation problems caused by Cassio's paper and glue, unfamiliar to Ravenna, which do not easily come off the installed mosaics (6-22-1967); Virgilio Cassio answers (7-4-67).  Ingrand expresses his satisfaction with the work being done in Rome (7-7-1967).  Arno Heuduck mentions having received no acknowledgment from Bishop Banner, to whom he had sent information on Ravenna' s work at the request of Cassio (9-14 and 10-27-1967).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.190
Number of Items: 152
Folder 191: 6701B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Chancel Dome, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Virgilio Cassio of Cassio Studio in Rome tells Revenna that because of the quantity of gold used in the mosaic and the costs of adapting the cartoon to the spherical dome, among other things, the studio lost money; he asks Ravenna to make up some of the deficit (1-18-1968).  Arno Heuduck replies in the negative, claiming that Ravenna also failed to turn a profit (1-25-1968).  Heuduck reports to his father Paul from the installation that "[t]he Italian paper and glue are still as bad as ever" (3-8-1968).  He writes to Cassio asking it to use Ravenna's own style of paper in future (3-23-1968).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.191
Number of Items: 126
Folder 192: 6702: National Shrine, Washington, DC; 2 Barrel Vault Ceilings, Chancel Area, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Cassio Studios in Rome executes these ceiling mosaics.  Artist Ernoe/Erno Koch in St. Louis worked on the design of the center cross.  Arno Heuduck describes his visit to artist Max Ingrand in Paris and to Cassio in Rome (3-21-1967).  Church officials prefer the "handsome" gold field created by Ravenna for the north and west apses to the "more pallid, flatter" gold in the east apse made by Venetian Art Mosaics, and hope the Ravenna effect will be replicated here (3-23-1967).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.192
Number of Items: 122
Folder 193: 6703: St. John Vianney Seminary, Miami, FL; J. de Rosen, Artist; Bishop Carroll, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Artist de Rosen writes architect Alfred D. Reid of Pittsburgh of the advantages to having an American company such as Ravenna rather than an overseas firm execute his mosaic panel for the garden wall of the seminary; the Vatican Mosaic Studio had been suggested for the work (5-1-1967).  Mrs. Maytag McCahill of Key Enterprises, a church decorating firm located in Miami, thinks that de Rosen "must have been truly inspired" in his design (7-7-1967).  After learning that Ravenna has won the contract, de Rosen writes to Arno Heuduck, "I know that when you do it, it will be as rewarding as it can ever be" (7-14-1967).  De Rosen also writes about a commission he has secured for two panels in the baptistery of St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington, DC (7-21-1967).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.193
Number of Items: 70
Folder 194: 6704: St. Louis Cathedral, Clean Sanctuary Mosaics, 1967Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans mosaics in the sanctuary and repairs the vestibule door mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.194
Number of Items: 10
Folder 195: 6705: Nooter Corp.; Repair Entrance Mosaics, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
After beginning to repair a crumbling tile mural Ravenna suggests replacing it with a true mosaic (11-20-1967).  The company makes no decision because of it austerity program (7-10-1968).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.195
Number of Items: 9
Folder 196: 6706: St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, DC; Msgr. Cartwright; J. de Rosen, Artist, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs mosaics in the baptistery.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.196
Number of Items: 48
Folder 197: 6801A: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Ravenna requests bids from Wagner Workshops in Berlin and Cassio Studio in Rome; Cassio wins the job with a bid half the amount of Wagner's.  Virgilio Cassio writes that he will try to use the paper and glue used by Ravenna, which is experiencing too many problems washing these residues off the mosaics after installation (3-29-1968).  The "very unorthodox cartoons" of artist Sr. Thomas necessitates explanatory meetings among her, Arno Heuduck, and architect Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. (6-4-1968).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.197
Number of Items: 150
Folder 198: 6801B: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC; Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck gives "a short color description of the mosaics in the Holy Rosary Chapel" to Msgr. William F. McDonough, director of the shrine, calling the dome "a mosaic within a mosaic" (11-15-1969).  He also gives architect Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. the name of the marbles used in the mosaic (11-15-1969).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.198
Number of Items: 105
Folder 199: 6802: Marillac Campus Chapel; Processional Cross; E. Frei, 1968Add to your cart.
Ravenna crafts mosaics for the processional cross in the chapel of "the Marillac Sisters in Florissant" (9-12-1968).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.199
Number of Items: 6
Folder 200: 6803: Drury College, Springfield, MO; Mrs. S. Freeman, 1951-1969Add to your cart.
Leila (Mrs. Samuel F.) Freeman first contacts Ravenna in 1951 for help with a talk she is giving at the Southwest Missouri Museum in Springfield, MO; Ravenna lends her the "Theodosia" panel for show and tell.  In 1956 she discusses a mosaic for  First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in that city, a project that is still being contemplated nine years later.  In 1966 she finances a mosaic in the new science building at Drury College in memory of her husband.  The artwork is done by Russell Kraus after an abortive first attempt by Ernoe/Erno Koch.  Included here is a pamphlet describing and depicting the mosaic (back of folder).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.200
Number of Items: 82
Folder 201: 6901: St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington DC; Blessed Sacrament Chapel; Rev. J. Kuhn, Administrator; J. de Rosen, Artist, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck writes to Kuhn that the price of fabrication is Berlin is now practically the same as by Ravenna itself in the United States because of rising prices and export taxes (12-3-1968).  Ravenna therefore creates these mosaics in its St. Louis studio.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.201
Number of Items: 51
Folder 202: 6902A: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Blessed Sacrament Chapel; M. Sheets, Artist; Italy Portion; Areas A, D, E, 1969Add to your cart.
Ravenna requests bids from Cassio Studio in Rome and Wagner Workshops in Berlin; Arno Heuduck suggests having half the mosaics done in Rome and half in St. Louis in order to meet the installation deadline (1-29-1969).  This idea is rejected since the time frame is so tight (2-4-1969), but resurrected after Ravenna agrees to halve its own bid (2-6-1969).  Arno Heuduck mentions to Cassio "the panel of Our Lady of Guadalupe," for which he has requested a bid from Cassio (4-15-1969), and later reports that Cassio's higher bid has lost Ravenna the job (6-13-1969).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.202
Number of Items: 134
Folder 203: 6902B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Blessed Sacrament Chapel; M. Sheets, Artist; Italy Portion; Areas A, D, E, 1969Add to your cart.
Work continues with Ravenna complaining of slow delivery from Cassio Studio in Rome.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.203
Number of Items: 117
Folder 204: 6902C: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Blessed Sacrament Chapel; M. Sheets, Artist; Italy Portion; Areas A, D, E, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck writes that artists Ernoe/Erno Koch and Mary Reardon met with architect Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. and shrine officials about designs for other mosaics; both artists' work was rejected, "which was very disappointing to Mr. Koch" (3-11-1970).  After the installation of the Italian mosaics Heuduck writes to Cassio Studio that the only problem was "the same old one" of tenacious paper and glue (3-20-1970).  Heuduck provides a description of the mosaics in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for shrine director William F. McDonough (4-9-1970).  The shrine newsletter Mary's Shrine carries a story about the mosaics (August 1970).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.204
Number of Items: 117
Folder 205: 6903: National Shrine, Washington, DC; Blessed Sacrament Chapel; St. Louis Portion; Areas B, C, F, 1969Add to your cart.
Four pieces of mosaic are stolen from the job site and must quickly be replicated in St. Louis.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.205
Number of Items: 35
Folder 206: 6904: Drury College, Springfield, MO; Repair, 1969Add to your cart.
Ravenna repairs vandalism damage to the mosaic in the science building.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.206
Number of Items: 8
Folder 207: 7001: St. John's Hospital, St. Louis County; Original Job #6012, 1970Add to your cart.
Ravenna resets mosaic on two columns in the lobby that were damaged by freezing weather during installation years before.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.207
Number of Items: 10
Folder 208: 7002: St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, DC; Msgr. J. Kuhn, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a mosaic of St. Matthew on the exterior tympanum to a design by John de Rosen.  The artist asks Ravenna "to follow the design and colors as closely as possible: the last mosaic (Blessed Sacrament chapel) shows a few variations in the drapery in the background--color and design of folds--with my original cartoon.  It distressed me quite a  bit" (9-7-1970).  De Rosen gives further instructions about the execution of the mosaic: "It will be placed in a most conspicuous spot. . . .  It should be as striking as possible, _never too much_ glare and too much color.  It should be provocative and loud. . . .  [M]any people are already considering it as a battle cry and that is what it should be: a battle call and a flag" (9-19-1970).  De Rosen congratulates Arno Heuduck on the fine job and wonders "when and where the next one will come from. . . .  I don't know what will happen to me from now on.  Maybe something will come my way?  I refuse to accept hopeless situations" (11-21-1970).  In this same letter de Rosen reveals that Ravenna's California representative Richard W. Jung has retired to England.  Heuduck replies that "the mosaic field is hurting badly" (11-30-1970).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.208
Number of Items: 64
Folder 209: 7003A: National Shrine, Washington, DC; West Ceiling; Two Nave Ceilings; M. Reardon, Artist, 1971Add to your cart.
Ravenna requests bids from Padoan Mosaics in Venice and Cassio Studio in Rome: "Mosaic work has been quite slow in this country, so I tell you that competition will be very keen here on this mosaic project" (9-18-1970).  Ravenna's bid is higher than competitor Venetian, but the client prefers Ravenna's "better quality work" (10-15-1979).  Artist Ernoe/Erno Koch is considered for the design work (10-23-1969).  Ravenna insists that winning bidder Cassio use Ravenna's own glue formula to facilitate installation (10-28-1970).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.209
Number of Items: 173
Folder 210: 7003B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; West Ceiling; Two Nave Ceilings; M. Reardon, Artist, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Virgilio Cassio writes of artist Mary Reardon's visit to his mosaic studio in Rome, where she was very satisfied with the progress of the work (11-9-1971).  Arno Heuduck notes that church-related work is scarce for all contractors: "Shrine has lost much tourism.  [Architect Eugene F.] Kennedy has not had any work in three years (except the Shrine), etc."  The shrine itself plans no more work unless a private donor can be found to bankroll it (11-10-1971).  Heuduck also reports on Reardon's Rome visit and her concern that the colors in her cartoons appear less vivid than when the drawings left her studio (11-17-1971).  Heuduck reiterates, "Presently there is no mosaic work at all in this country, and things look very bad for us" (12-20-1971).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.210
Number of Items: 188
Folder 211: 7004A: National Shrine, Washington, DC; East Nave Transept Ceiling; M. Reardon, Artist, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Included here are specifications for mosaic work in the east and west transept vaulted ceilings of the shrine (9-10-1970).  Arno Heuduck congratulates Cassio Studio of Rome on the mosaic for the first (west transept) ceiling, particularly lauding "the heads and hands" but requests more variation within large areas; he also asks that artist Mary Reardon's two-inch color scale drawing be followed since she feels the color is not holding true on her cartoons (4-28-1972).  Architect Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. and shrine officials concur that the west transept ceiling is "extremely beautiful" (6-21-1972).  Virgilio Cassio apologizes for using Ravenna material for his own advertising (9-2-1972).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.211
Number of Items: 119
Folder 212: 7004B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; East Nave Transept Ceiling; M. Reardon, Artist, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Cassio Studio in Rome reports catastrophic water damage to the mosaics in its workshop (11-12-1972), which prompts Arno Heuduck to declare, "Your unbelievable letter arrived yesterday and I haven't slept a wink since I received it.  Your news . . . has made me sick" (11-21-1972).  Later he notes, "This is the first time in the history of our company that something like this has happened" (12-6-1972).  Heuduck goes to Rome to inspect the damage and expedite shipment.  Architect Eugene F. Kennedy tries to make Ravenna use white cement to set the mosaics and relents only after being assured that the mosaics would not be stained within 150 years by the usual gray cement (3-19-1973).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.212
Number of Items: 161
Folder 213: 7004C: National Shrine, Washington, DC; East Nave Transept Ceiling; M. Reardon, Artist, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Most of this material concerns disputes over  payment of extra charges occasioned by problems on the job.  Involved are Ravenna, National Builders Supply Corporation, which provided the scaffolding, and plasterers Krafft-Murphy.  Also here is a program for the blessing of the  mosaics "The Creation" and "The Last Judgment," which includes details of the design and creation of the works (11-3-1973).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.213
Number of Items: 134
Folder 214: 7005: St. Louis Church, Cincinnati, OH; Rev. A. Zugelter; L. P. Cotter and Assoc., Architect, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Zugelter wants the mosaic for the side altar walls to be "quite pictorial and 'pretty,' as practically all of his income in the church is derived from votive candles ($20,000) and he wants to please those little old ladies who burn same" (8-3-970).  The architect apparently wants something else.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.214
Number of Items: 39
Folder 215: 7101: Christ Head Panel; R. Kraus Personal Purchase, 1971Add to your cart.
Artist Kraus buys a mosaic panel of the head of Christ  that he designed for St. Louis Church in Cincinnati, OH (job number 7005).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.215
Number of Items: 5
Folder 216: 7102: St. John's Mercy Hospital; Repair Columns in Lobby, 1971Add to your cart.
Ravenna does a temporary patch job on the columns.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.216
Number of Items: 4
Folder 217: 7103: Cash Sale; Wheat Cluster Mosaic Panel, 1971Add to your cart.
An artist named Schaper designed this mosaic, which was bought by a couple who had seen it on a television program.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.217
Number of Items: 5
Folder 218: 7104: Elgin, IL; Frank Deck; Tabernacle, 1971Add to your cart.
Ravenna applies mixed red tesserae to a tabernacle furnished by artist Francis Deck.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.218
Number of Items: 6
Folder 219: 7201: St. Louis Cathedral: Clean East Transept Mosaics and Columns; Msgr. Gannon, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck notes that Patent Scaffolding Company now "have a monopoly " in St. Louis on the type of scaffolding needed to reach the rotunda (12-16-1971).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.219
Number of Items: 11
Folder 220: 7202: St. Louis Cathedral; Repair Broken Marble Sphere of Baptismal Font, 1972Add to your cart.
Ravenna patches and replaces the shattered sphere on top of the font.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.220
Number of Items: 2
Folder 221: 7203: Gold Inlays; Frank Deck, 1972Add to your cart.
Ravenna applies gold mosaic material to a styrofoam backing furnished by artist Francis Deck.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.221
Number of Items: 4
Folder 222: 7204: Shaw Marble Co., St. Louis; St. Louis Hockey; 3 Emblems, 1972Add to your cart.
Ravenna supplies three St. Louis Blues team emblems to decorate the bottom of whirlpool baths.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.222
Number of Items: 8
Folder 223: 7205: Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greenburg, PA; William Schickel and Assoc.; Bishop Connare; Celli, Flynn, and Assoc., Archs. for Remodeling, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs three mosaic walls bearing irregular and circular patterns without representational images.  It must then wait six months for final payment.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.223
Number of Items: 107
Folder 224: 7301: St. Louis Cathedral; Clean Beatitudes, 1973Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans the mosaic as well as the columns adjacent to the All Souls Chapel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.224
Number of Items: 9
Folder 225: 7302: St. Margaret's Hospital Chapel, Hammond, IN; Melville Steinfels, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Architect James P. Steinfels invites Ravenna to submit a bid for a mosaic panel to be designed by artist Melville P. Steinfels.  The artist later writes to Arno Heuduck: "You've done your usual beautiful job both technically and aesthetically.  You have a wonderful way of interpreting a cartoon" (4-13-1973).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.225
Number of Items: 49
Folder 226: 7303: Queen of All Saints Church, Oakville, St. Louis, MO; Rev. Thomas Davisson, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Architect Ralph Fournier asks Ravenna about an altar reredos panel for the church.  Arno Heuduck notes that Ravenna did a "small fire place floor panel" in 1957, for which the contractor never paid (1-19-1973).  Russel Kraus is the artist.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.226
Number of Items: 45
Folder 227: 7304: Hardin, IL Cemetery; Rev. Roy Bauer (St. Norbert Cemetery), 1972-1981Add to your cart.
Russell Kraus is the artist for a depiction of Ezekiel for an outdoor shrine in the cemetery.  Fr. Bauer says of his sketch: "I think the sketch is fabulous!  It is even more startling than I imagined" (5-3-1973).  Two newspaper articles describe the mosaic and its technique (10-4 and 10-14-1973).  In 1981 Fr. Bauer writes that the mosaic has held up well: "It has been shot at by vandals (chipped some of the gold pieces) and bashed with marble vases ripped off of the tomb stones by some angry mourner. . ." (9-29-1981).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.227
Number of Items: 49
Folder 228: 7305: "Earth from Outer Space"; L. McMahon, 1973Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a mosaic panel showing the earth from outer space as seen in a photo supplied by Lee and Helen McMahon, who had  earlier purchased a panel showing a wheat cluster they had seen on a television program.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.228
Number of Items: 14
Folder 229: 7306: Aurora, IL; F. Deck, 1973Add to your cart.
Ravenna covers with red and gold mosaic a cross made by artist Francis Deck.  This represents a repair to a piece made earlier for an abbey in Aurora, Il.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.229
Number of Items: 8
Folder 230: 7307: National Shrine, Washington, DC; North Nave Bay; West Barrel Ceilings; Msgr. John J. Murphy; E. Kennedy, Arch., 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Cassio and Padoan Mosaics in Venice both bid for this job in the north nave bay, and Padoan wins.  After the installation Arno Heuduck writes to Padoan about the finished work, commenting on the glue, paper, and mosaic smalti material (6-28-1974).  Arno Heuduck also writes Cassio Studio in Rome that its bid "for the gold altar wall and two small panels" was too high, losing Ravenna the contract (8-22-1972).  This may refer to the Eastern Rite Chapel in the shrine, mentioned by Heuduck in a letter to architect Eugene F. Kennedy Jr. (8-21-1972).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.230
Number of Items: 151
Folder 231: 7308: National Shrine, Washington, DC; North Nave Bay; East Barrel Ceiling; Msgr. John J. Murphy; E. Kennedy Arch., 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Included here is a program from the blessing of the transept ceiling mosaics "The Creation" and "The Last Judgment" with a description of the works (11-3-1973).  Arno Heuduck complains to Padoan Mosaics about the qualityof the material used in the mosaic as well as the studio's craftsmanship (5-19-1975).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.231
Number of Items: 113
Folder 232: 7401: St. Louis Cathedral; Clean West Transept Mosaics, 1974Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans all mosaics and marble in the west transept area.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.232
Number of Items: 8
Folder 233: 7402: Indian Panel; W. Reiss; Mrs. Beatrice Mack; Mr. N. F. Mack, 1974Add to your cart.
Ravenna sells the Macks a silhouette mosaic mural of Sitting Bull, designed by Winold Reiss and crafted by Paul Heudick around 1930; it also installs the work in theMack's Clayton home.  Mack later writes, "We enjoy the mosaic very much and everyone has raved about it who has seen it" (8-8-1974).  Arno Heuduck thanks the Macks for passing along payment for a small 7Up mosaic panel he had left with them; this was purchased by Robert Ridgway.  Heuduck also describes his visit to an exhibit of the St. Louis Artists' Guild, in the planning of which Mack was apparently instrumental (9-26-1974).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.233
Number of Items: 8
Folder 234: 7403: 7-Up Panel; Cash Sale; Robert A. Ridgway; 9 Brentmoor Park, Clayton, MO 63105, 1974Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck thanks Ridgway for his purchase of a small panel showing the 7Up logo and suggests that Ravenna fabricate something similar for the 7Up Company (9-14-1974).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.234
Number of Items: 3
Folder 235: 7404: St. Mary's Church, Madison, IL; Rev. Sylvester Micek, 1974Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a memorial portrait of long-time pastor Father Engelbert at St. Mary's, where it had installed a mosaic of Our Lady of Czestochowa 20 years earlier.  Fr. Micek later writes: "All of us here and those who have viewed it commented very favorably on the workmanship and the life likeness of Father Engelbert" (12-16-1974).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.235
Number of Items: 23
Folder 236: 7405: Bishop's Coat of Arms, Peru; Alton, IL Sisters; Frank Deck, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Two other projects involving artist Francis Deck are mentioned: one in Madison, WI (9-5-1974) and a possible job in a church in Springfield, IL for which Deck is redoing the interior (11-26-1974).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.236
Number of Items: 10
Folder 237: 7406: Mosaic Sale, "Eagle"; Sample #10; Gerald Wool, M. D., 1974Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck thanks Wool for buying the mosaic panel depicting an eagle, designed by "the late prominent German artist, Professor Schaper" (10-18-1974).  This work was one exhibited by Ravenna at the St. Louis Artists' Guild show.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.237
Number of Items: 2
Folder 238: 7407: Mosaic Sale, "Empress Theodora"; Sample #191; Rudolph Torrini, Sculptor, 1974Add to your cart.
Torrini buys a panel depicting Theodora, "an exact copy of the antique mosaic in San Vitale Church, Ravenna, Italy ca. 547."  This copy was exhibited by Ravenna at the St. Louis Artists' Guild show (10-18-1974).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.238
Number of Items: 2
Folder 239: 7408: Indian Head, Sale; Mosaic Sample #295A, 1974Add to your cart.
Carl Solway purchases a depiction of Mike Little Dog designed by artist Winold Reiss and inquires about other Reiss works; Arno Heuduck replies that one mosaic of Sitting Bull has been sold, but he has another in his home (10-17-1974).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.239
Number of Items: 6
Folder 240: 7409: MO Historical Soc.; Mr. Lindenbausch, Director; Jefferson Memorial, St. Louis, MO, 1974Add to your cart.
Lindenbausch is interested in Ravenna's mosaic sign panel and perhaps another mosaic on exhibit at the St. Louis Artists' Guild show; he asks Ravenna to participate in a Christmas 1975 exhibit at the Misouri Historical Society (10-23-1974).  yindenbausch buys the sign for the society's collection of artifacts.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.240
Number of Items: 11
Folder 241: 7501: St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark, NJ, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Ravenna is asked to work on a project involving the removal and replacement of two wall mosaics as well as the addition of two others.  Joseph A. Dooling, pastor, is unsatisfied with preliminary sketches offered by Russell Kraus but later accepts four sketches by John de Rosen.  Kraus bitingly writes Arno Heuduck about Dooling's attitude, explaining that the psychiatric drug he himself is taking "to tolerate the situation here" causes him to be too blunt, but he feels that this "won't be one of your happier jobs to do" (n. d., ca. 8-23-1973).  De Rosen also has difficulty with the "peremptory" Dooling, who sends the sketches back "with a long list of pretentious and ludicrous remarks and corrections, as if I were an infantile beginner.  If it were not that I need the money, I would have told him, not in so many words, that he does not know what he is talking about" (8-9-1974).  De Rosen later cautions Heuduck to "be cautious" as he himself  has not received his money after three promises of payment (9-21-1974).  Dooling dies and then there are problems with the installation.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.241
Number of Items: 163
Folder 242: 7503: Madison, WI; Hospital Chapel; E. Frei Assoc.; F. Deck; Arch. Drake Partnership (Buckmueller), 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a gold mosaic cylindrical dome in the chapel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.242
Number of Items: 59
Folder 243: 7504: Hardin, IL; Rev. R. Bauer; St. Norbert's Church, 1975Add to your cart.
Fr. Bauer begins by positing a shrine bearing a mosaic of St. Helen that could be moved later to a new church in Kampsville, IL.  Ravenna ends up crafting an outdoor altar for the cemetery that depicts a pelican.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.243
Number of Items: 17
Folder 244: 7505: St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA; Patrons' Chapel; Joseph T. McGucken, Arch.; Mary Reardon, Artist, 1966-1978Add to your cart.
Reardon is "the coordinator of the whole design and job" for the decoration of the chapel.  Included here is her description of the origin and decoration of the chapel, which was requested by Virginia Trodder of the cathedral gift shop (8-20-1977).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.244
Number of Items: 113
Folder 245: 7506: St. Louis Cathedral; Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; John Joseph Cardinal Carberry; Msgr. R. Cannon, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck writes the architectural firm of Murphy, Downey, Wofford, and Richman about plans for mosaics in St. Raymond's Church in St. Louis (2-8-1975) and receives a call from Joseph Murphy, who says that budget constraints preclude this but that a small chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is to be created behind the All Saints Chapel in St. Louis Cathedral (7-17-1975).  Arno Heuduck complains about being asked to prepare a sample piece: "It seems like a rather unprofessional way of doing a job" (7-31-1975).  Cardinal Carberry , who had commissioned the chapel as a tribute to his parents and siblings, writes Heuduck of the completed work as "outstanding" and continues, "I think that the richness of the mosaic is indeed a great tribute to your artistic abilities" (12-12-1975).  Also here is a pastoral letter of Carberry's about Our Lady of Perpetual Help with a photograph of the mosaic (St. Louis Review, 4-28-1978).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.245
Number of Items: 46
Folder 246: 7507: Architectural Bronze Studio; F. Deck, 1975Add to your cart.
Ravenna crafts two mosaic tabernacle inserts for artist Francis Deck.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.246
Number of Items: 2
Folder 247: 7602: Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, MO; 20 Wall Monuments; Rev. Robert McCarthy, Director; Archdiocesan Cemetery, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck mentions a job in Sparta, IL with artist Francis Deck (1-15-1975) and later ascertains Deck's interest in designing for the Resurrection Cemetery project, a mall of cemetery lots with mosaics on either side of the mall to be taken from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling (6-18-1975).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.247
Number of Items: 89
Folder 248: 7603: Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, MO; Rev. Robert McCarthy, Director; Archdiocesan Cemetery, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Arno Heuduck notes that artist Francis (Frank) Deck's slowness in providing cartoons "has delayed the completion of this work considerably" (1-31-1978).  A story on the installation of the mosaics was filmed for television with reporter John Auble (5-8-1978).  This job entails completing 20 mosaic monuments in the cemetery.  (See also job #7602, folder 3. 247).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.248
Number of Items: 33
Folder 249: 7702A: National Shrine, Washington, DC; South Bay; East Ceiling; West Ceiling, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Ravenna requests bids from Padoan Mosaics in Venice and Cassio Studio in Rome, but the shrine committee charged with overseeing the work is "horrified" by the high cost (5-27-1976).  Ravenna then contacts Ugo Dona and Sons in Murano, Italy, which manufactures only tesserae and not completed mosaics.  The job goes to Padoan, which is subsequently taken over by Italmosaic of Spilimbergo; Italmosaic refuses to honor the contract so Ravenna writes to Michele Mellini and Company of Florence and Sicea Mosaics of Pietrasanto.  When Italmosaic proposes splitting the price differential with Ravenna, the deal goes forward.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.249
Number of Items: 126
Folder 250: 7702B: National Shrine, Washington, DC; South Bay; East Ceiling; West Ceiling, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
After a very long delay as they wait for the marble to be installed, Revenna puts up the mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.250
Number of Items: 116
Folder 251: 7705: St. Louis Cathedral; Changes in Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1977Add to your cart.
Ravenna adds a gold band around the sandstone and extends the mosaic panels at the top.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.251
Number of Items: 8
Folder 252: 7707: St. Genevieve du Bois Church, Warson Woods, MO; Msgr. George Lodes, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a depiction of Our Lady of Perpetual Help as well as a panel to surround an enameled cross for this new church.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.252
Number of Items: 23
Folder 253: 7708: Tabernacle Doors: F. Deck, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Ravenna applies red mosaic to tabernacle doors for St. Simon's Church as requested by artist Francis (Frank) Deck.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.253
Number of Items: 7
Folder 254: 7801: St. Genevieve du Bois Church, Warson Woods, MO; Altar Inserts, 1978Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs mosaics depicting the Lamb as altar inserts.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.254
Number of Items: 12
Folder 255: 7802: Irish Oratory Chapel; National Shrine, Washington, DC, 1978Add to your cart.
Ravenna crafts four mosaics depicting the Evangelists taken from motifs in the Book of Kells as cartooned by artist Russell Kraus, who writes: "I love mosaics. and it is always a privilege to be involved in the making of them" (12-23-1978).  He also describes Arno Heuduck as "a real and true gentleman":  "It is always such a pleasure to work with you, and I am so pleased and proud to do so" (2-14-1979).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.255
Number of Items: 81
Folder 256: 7901: Old Rock Church, St. Louis, MO; Craddock Stone Center, 1979Add to your cart.
Ravenna replaces a broken mosaic panel in a marble slab.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.256
Number of Items: 5
Folder 257: 7902: Holy Innocents Church, St. Louis, MO; Processional Cross; Rev. Schaefer; F. Deck, Artist, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a processional cross as well as inlay on the tabernacle door to designs by Francis (Frank) Deck.  Later it replaces the tabernacle inlay after the doors are stolen by vandals.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.257
Number of Items: 16
Folder 258: 7903: St. Louis Cathedral; Repair West Ambulatory in Sanctuary, 1979Add to your cart.
Ravenna removes and replaces two and a half feet of mosaics in the pendentive of the sanctuary west ambulatory.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.258
Number of Items: 4
Folder 259: 8001: Tabernacle, Alabama; F. Deck, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Ravenna applies mosaics to a tabernacle designed by artist Francis (Frank) Deck for a church in Mobile, AL.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.259
Number of Items: 12
Folder 260: 8002: Seward, NE; R. Marxhausen, Art Teacher, Concordia College, 1980Add to your cart.
Ravenna sells Reinhold Marxhausen 10 pounds of red tesserae, cautioning him that it has no retail license.  Included here is a flyer on Marxhausen's career and a pamphlet about his new sculpture medium, Flexcor.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.260
Number of Items: 5
Folder 261: 8003: Christ Head; Sale to Dorothy Kelly, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Dorothy Kelly of Marquand, MO visits the studio and purchases a mosaic depicting the head of Christ, paying it off in monthly installments.  The panel was designed by German artist Felix Baumhauer for St. Louis Cathedral.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.261
Number of Items: 18
Folder 262: 8005: St. Joan of Arc Church; Repair Exterior Frame; Msgr. Pieper, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Ravenna repairs and grouts the mosaic panels on the front of the church.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.262
Number of Items: 8
Folder 263: 8101: St. Louis Cathedral; Repair East and West Sanctuary Marble and Mosaics, 1981Add to your cart.
Ravenna repairs large cracks in the marble and mosaics.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.263
Number of Items: 2
Folder 264: 8102: Unicorn; Paul Bellan-Boyer, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Paul Bellan-Boyer commissions a depiction of "The Last Unicorn" as a present for his wife.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.264
Number of Items: 9
Folder 265: 8103: Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, MO; Rex Becker, Architect, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Architect Rex C. Becker contacts Ravenna about creating a mosaic for the chancel wall in the style of an earlier mosaic in a church in Columbia, MO.  Russell Kraus is chosen to do the artwork.  An article on the project appears in the Bootheel magazine section of the local Bulletin-Journal on August 9th, and Arno Heuduck thanks Lee A. Meyer of the paper for copies of the photographs he took of Heuduck working on the installation (8-11-1981).
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.265
Number of Items: 33
Folder 266: 8201: Altar Insert, Trinity Lutheran Church; Cape Girardeau, MO, 1982Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes a gold and red mosaic cross after being contacted by Rex Becker.
CALL NUMBER: DOC REC 50.3.266
Number of Items: 4
Folder 267: 8202: St. Michael's Church; Fredericktown, MO; Rev. Quentin Hahn, Pastor, 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Architect Ralph Fournier alerts Arno Heuduck to the renovation of the church in Fredericktown, where the Ravenna Company had settled after moving from St. Louis.  Three pages of notes beginning on August 28, 1981 chronicle the progress of this project.  Francis Deck, first proposed as artist, declines with the explanation that his style will not fit the more traditional look desired; the work goes to Robert (Bob) Harmon.  An article on the completed mosaic appears in the newspaper The Mirror for August 12, 1983.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.267
Number of Items: 65
Folder 268: 8203A: St. Louis Cathedral; East Transept Dome; Soffit Arch; M. Reardon, Artist, 1948-1983Add to your cart.
Thirteen pages of notes chronicle the course of this mosaic project, which replaces paintings designed to look like mosaics and meant to be temporary until real mosaics could be installed (3-4-1981).  Arno Heuduck feels the passing years: "Msgr. [Gannon] asked Mary [Reardon}, and then me, what would happen to the job if either she or I should die before it is completed.  We sort of hedged around and suggested that it could be completed by people working with us etc. etc. . . .  (this had been on my mind for some time)" (notes for 2-22-1982).  Heuduck requests quotes from Italmosaic and Cassio Studio in Italy, but ends up doing the work in Ravenna's own workshop in Fredericktown, MO.  A color sketch accompanying Heuduck's letter to Mary Reardon of November 20, 1982 has been moved to the Drawings and Blueprints series.  Heuduck also mentions vandalism to the mosaics in the tower of St. Francis de Sales Church (notes for 6-3-1983).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.268
Number of Items: 152
Folder 269: 8203B: St. Louis Cathedral; East Transept Dome; Soffit Arch; M. Reardon, Artist, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Included here is an analysis by Maurice B. McNamee, S. J. of the mosaic depicting the Resurrection (12-120-1984).  McNamee addresses criticism that the style of the new mosaic is too different from the others.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.269
Number of Items: 125
Folder 270: 8301: St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Charles, MO; Msgr. M. Owens, 1983Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a panel depicting Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.270
Number of Items: 16
Folder 271: 8302: Jane and Tom Hornung; Detail from Station of the Cross, 1983Add to your cart.
The Hornungs commission a small mosaic panel of a cross, the design taken from a larger Station of the Cross.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.271
Folder 272: 8303: Lawler Construction Co.; Repair St. Louis Cathedral; North Organ Area, 1983Add to your cart.
The replacement of the organ enclosures necessitates repairs to the mosaics in the north balcony area and Blessed Lady Chapel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.272
Number of Items: 4
Folder 273: 8401: Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, St. Louis, MO; Philip Thomann, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Philip and Helen Thomann donate a mosaic plaque of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in honor of the recently deceased Msgr. Carl C. Poelker.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.273
Number of Items: 21
Folder 274: 8403: St. Louis Cathedral; West Transept (Soffit Arch), 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Two pages of typed notes by Arno Heuduck chronicle the progress of this job, designed by Mary Reardon (6-20-1984).  Heuduck mentions that "[t]here apparently is considerable criticism of the East dome, due to the large expanse of light yellow and oranges"; Mary Reardon was also the artist there (1-3-1985).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.274
Number of Items: 65
Folder 275: 8404: Dallas, TX; 1984; H. O. K. Project (Shopping Mall), 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Ravenna works on a shopping center project with architects Hellmuth, Obata and Kassebaum, "an interior wall behind a fountain with a small ceiling and floor return" (notes 11-4-1983) at Two Galleria Tower in Dallas.  Included here is a sample of the tesserae to be used (8-20-1984).  Arno Heuduck mentions a job in Palm Beach, FL for which the architects had considered using mosaics (4-30-1985).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.275
Number of Items: 113
Folder 276: 8405: Saint Louis University Hospital; Bannes-Shaughnessy, Contr.; V. Burks, Arch., 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs mosaic trim around the chapel door.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.276
Number of Items: 24
Folder 277: 8406: St. Louis Cathedral; West Transept (Dome), 1984-1987Add to your cart.
Two pages of notes chronicle the progress of this job (8-23-1985).  Mentioned is an automobile accident that sent artist Mary Reardon to the hospital for two weeks (note of 12-6-1985) and the possibility that another artist might be asked to do the mosaics of the south balcony walls (note of 4-4-1986).  Reardon writes that "as always, I thought that his [Archbishop May's] comments and suggestions were well placed and valuable" (5-26-1986).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.277
Number of Items: 44
Folder 278: 8502: Mary Our Queen Church, Omaha, NE, 1985Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs a mosaic of Mary for the exterior of the church.  Artist Russell Kraus comments on changes requested by the church and calls Arno Heuduck "one of the finest gentlemen" he has ever known (5-17-1985).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.278
Number of Items: 38
Folder 279: 8601: St. Louis Cathedral; East Wall; Cardinal Ritter, 1984-1987Add to your cart.
Ravenna executes and installs Mary Reardon's mosaic designs.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.279
Number of Items: 59
Folder 280: 8602: Marble Craft; St. Louis Cathedral Altar Riser, 1987Add to your cart.
Ravenna creates and installs "glass mosaic risers on both sides of the High Altar" in the cathedral (1-19-1987).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.280
Number of Items: 8
Folder 281: 8603: Marble Insert; David Allen, 1987Add to your cart.
Ravenna installs a marble mosaic in a brass panel.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.281
Number of Items: 9
Folder 282: 8701: St. Louis Cathedral; West Wall, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Artist Mary Reardon comments on the models for her depictions of American Indians for this job (10-20-1987), and Arno Heuduck writes her that he and his wife Delpha "certainly value the friendship we have been fortunate enough to form with you" (1-23-1988).  Reardon replies, "Wouldn't your father be excited about the Cathedral's mosaics being finally completed?  As for me, I have never enjoyed a project more than this one working with you" (1-27-1988).  KMOX-TV Channel 4 in St. Louis produces a news segment celebrating "the world's largest collection of mosaics at the St. Louis Cathedral" (3-16-1988).  Also here is a letter from James (Jim) F. Scott to Arno Heuduck about raising funds for his documentary on the Ravenna Company (n. d., at back of folder).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.282
Number of Items: 26
Folder 283: 8702: Marble Craft; St. Louis Cathedral Repair; Behind Archbishop's Chair, 1987Add to your cart.
Ravenna adds mosaic work "behind the new bishop's chair, just below the existing mosaics" (4-7-1987).
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.283
Number of Items: 5
Folder 284: 8704: St. Louis Cathedral; Clean East Balcony Ceiling, 1987Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans the balcony ceiling mosaics "while the scaffolding is in place."
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.284
Number of Items: 2
Folder 285: 8801: St. Louis Cathedral; Clean and Wash Mosaic Ceiling; West Soffit; South Dome Area, 1988Add to your cart.
Ravenna cleans these mosaics "while the scaffolding is in place."
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.285
Number of Items: 1
Folder 286: 8802: Lot's Wife's Head; Seiler Instrument Co., 1988Add to your cart.
The Seiler Instrument Company of St. Louis orders from Ravenna 50 reproductions of the head of Lot's wife as depicted in the mosaic at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, intending to market them for $495 each.  Arno Heuduck's nephew was involved in this scheme.  Included here is promotional literature on the mosaic panel and a survey of the demand for mosaic pictures conducted by Lawrence H. Boxerman of Abstracts by Boxerman.
Call Numberd: DOC REC 50.3.286
Number of Items: 24
Folder 287: 8803: Springfield, IL; Processional Cross; F. Deck, 1988Add to your cart.
Ravenna mounts mosaics in a cross provided by artist Francis (Frank) Deck.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.287
Number of Items: 3
Folder 288: Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community, 1988Add to your cart.
Ravenna repairs two mosaics at the facility.
Call Number: DOC REC 50.3.288
Number of Items: 3

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