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Creator:
Weill, Erna, 1904-1996  Search this
Subject:
Pauling, Linus  Search this
Buber, Martin  Search this
King, Martin Luther  Search this
Meir, Golda  Search this
Bernstein, Leonard  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters from sitters for Weill portrait busts, including several prominent political figures; sculpture; inventories; photographs; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
A resume; a New Jersey Senate resolution honoring Weill and a photocopy of a certificate of appreciation from the Teaneck Township Council; correspondence with American Friends of the Hebrew University, Leonard Bernstein, philosopher Martin Buber, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Fiorello H. La Guardia, Golda Meir, National Portrait Gallery, Linus Pauling, Kalman Yaron of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and others; a handwritten draft of Weill's speech given at a 1983 reception in her honor; lists of Weill's sculpture and the collectors who own her works; exhibition catalogs; news releases; and magazine and newspaper clippings.
Also includes photographs of Martin Buber, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rudolph Serkin, and Elie Wiesel, and of Weill in her studio, as well as photos of her portrait busts of Rabbi Leo Baeck, Leonard Bernstein, Buber, Abraham Heschel, Fiorello H. La Guardia, King, Golda Meir, Linus Pauling, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wiesel and others, and her figural, architectural and ceremonial sculpture.
Citation:
Erna Weill papers, [ca. 1934-1983]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor, educator; Teaneck, N.J.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Erna Weill.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Educators  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Portrait sculpture, American  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5721
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208559
AAA_collcode_weilerna
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208559