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William H. Calfee papers, 1937-1982

Creator:
Calfee, William H. (William Howard), 1909-1995
Subject:
American University (Washington, D.C.)Fine Arts Dept
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
650 items.
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:
Correspondence, undated and 1966-1982, mostly letters from friends, including Jack Tworkov, Karel Yasko, and others; photographs of Calfee's studio, of his work, of his designs for a Harrisonburg, Virginia WPA mural, and of paintings by Mary Orwen; notebooks, poetry and essays on numerous subjects, 1954-1981, some with illustrations; an illustrated travel diary, 1977, covering a trip to Italy, and other accounts of travels to France, Greece and Turkey; art works, 1937-1955, including many sketches for the WPA mural; one blueprint for the WPA mural; exhibition announcements, 1962-1965; and clippings, 1940-1981. Also included is a complete set of the periodical, RIGHT ANGLE, published by the American University, 1947-1949; and miscellaneous printed material.
Citation:
William H. Calfee papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, sculptor; Washington, D.C. area. Calfee worked on WPA mural projects for post offices in the 1930s. He was chair of the art dept. at American University, 1945-1954.
Provenance:
Donated 1977-1982 by William Calfee.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Blueprints
Cartoons (humorous images)
Journals (accounts)
Mural painting and decoration, American
Notebooks
Painters
Photographs
Travel diaries
Travel sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5736
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208575
AAA_collcode_calfwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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