Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Viele's research material on Thomas Le Clear, consisting of letters, printed material, notes, and photographs.
REEL 3480: Research material on Thomas Le Clear, including photocopies of letters received from institutions, dealers, and private owners of Le Clear's paintings; 2 letters to E.P. Richardson, 1959 and 1961; and a 30-page typescript of an article, later published as "Buffalo's Contribution to Mid-19th Century American Romantic Painting," containing information on Le Clear, William H. Beard, and Lars G. Sellstedt.
REEL BV1: Correspondence with art institutions; notes; lists of paintings; a clipping; and a photograph of Le Clear's painting "Two Children."
Chase Viele papers, 1957-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Reels BV1 and 3480 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Art historian; Buffalo, New York. Le Clear was a painter, Buffalo, New York.
Material on reel BV1 lent for microfilming by Viele, 1958. Material on reel 3480 donated by Viele, 1961.
Art Theory and Historiography
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