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Rutherford Boyd papers, 1900-1983

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Creator:
Boyd, Rutherford, 1882-1951
Subject:
Albers, Josef
Barr, Alfred H.
Blake, Elizabeth J.
Bragdon, Claude Fayette
Conrow, Wilford Seymour
Edwards, Edward B.
Fiske, Edwin W.
Kroll, Leon
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott),
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 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:
Biographical information; correspondence; writings; financial records; sketches; photographs; and printed material.
Biographical information on Rutherford, Harriet and Lydia Boyd; awards and membership certificates; correspondence (some illustrated) with Boyd's wife, Harriet A. Repplier Boyd, and other family members; letters from Josef Albers, Architectural League of New York, Alfred Barr, Elizabeth J. Blake, Claude Bragdon, Central Manual Training School, Philadelphia, Wilford S. Conrow, Edward B. Edwards, Edwin W. Fiske, Leon Kroll, J. Scott Williams and others; and letters of condolence to Boyd's widow; a photocopy of a letter to David Boyd from Conway Scott Williams regarding Dynamic Symmetry; a subject file on the film "Parabola" by Boyd; manuscripts and typescripts of articles by Boyd on design theory; financial documentations and legal records; 2 poems, "Harriet" and Catching the Cat"; sketches; annotated illustration proofs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Boyd and his work; and miscellaneous printed materials.
Citation:
Rutherford Boyd papers, 1900-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Magazine illustrator and sculptor; Leonia, New Jersey. Influenced by Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by David Boyd, son of Rutherford Boyd.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Design
Illustrated letters
Illustrators
Photographs
Proportion (Art)
Sculptors
Sculpture, Modern
Sketches
Symmetry
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5728
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208567
AAA_collcode_boydruth
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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